OFE Announces Two New Team Members and Next FFEAC Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 30

As summer comes to an official close, itís with great excitement we welcome two team members to the Florida Office and Film and Entertainment within the Division of Strategic Business Development, Department of Economic Opportunity. Sean Cooley will serve as our Communications Coordinator and Maya Moore as our Incentives Administrator. Sean brings experience working with Florida business leaders in the stateís business-led think tank, the Florida Chamber Foundation and has been a longtime advocate for economic development in Florida. Maya comes with a wealth of film and production industry accounting experience and has worked to support Florida film makers for more than twenty years. We thank Jessica Kassees and Herb Miller for their dedication and wish them the best on their new ventures.
Florida remains a one-stop-shop for film producers, and thanks for joining me in welcoming Sean and Maya to the team as we continue attracting and growing the motion picture and entertainment industries in Florida.

Florida remains a one-stop-shop for film producers, and thanks for joining me in welcoming Sean and Maya to the team as we continue attracting and growing the motion picture and entertainment industries in Florida.

Next Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council Meeting: Sept. 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT. For more information, contact Sean Cooley at: Sean.Cooley@deo.myflorida.com




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