FilmL.A.'s Todd Lindgren Leaving Post After 5 Years

Communicatons and public affairs vice president Todd Lindgren will head Pepperdine University program in Lausanne, Switzerland

Todd Lindgren, vice president of communications and public affairs at the non-profit organization FilmL.A., is exiting his post after five years.

He's heading to Switzerland, where he will be the new director of Pepperdine University's program in Lausanne.

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Lindgren's duties at the agency, which coordinates and monitors location shoots for film, TV and commercials in the region, will be assumed by FilmL.A. communications manager Phil Sokolofski.

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Lindgren is credited with helping to launch FilmWorks L.A. in 2010, a stakeholder-driven marketing campaign designed to promote filming in L.A.

Lindgren previously served as government affairs director and Senior VP for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and was director of industry affairs for former L.A. Mayor James Hahn.

"FilmL.A. is a small nonprofit with a big regional impact," Lindgren told TheWrap Monday.  "I think everyone wants to know that their job makes a difference. I get to say I spent my time at FilmL.A. working to facilitate film and TV production in Los Angeles. By improving the environment for filming, we strengthen our economy, which helps safeguard the livelihoods of all Angelenos."