California Film Commissioner Amy Lemisch to Exit After 15 Years

Lemisch is the longest-serving film commissioner in state history

Last Updated: May 3, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

Amy Lemisch will exit her post after 15 years on the job as the head of the California Film Commission, a corporate spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.

Lemisch’s last day as executive director of the state agency will be May 10. Lemisch, who was the longest-serving film commissioner in state history, was first was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger back in May 2004, and re-appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Under Lemisch, California boosted tax credits to combat runaway production which resulted in an annual allocation of $100 million. According to the Hollywood Reporter, in 2018, California lawmakers extended the state’s film tax incentive program to 2025, adding five years to the program. In 2016, the state raised the annual tax credit amount from $100 million to $330 million.

Prior to her work at the Film Commission, Lemisch served for more than 15 years as a producer for Penny Marshall’s Parkway Productions.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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