California’s New Film Commissioner Colleen Bell Looks Beyond Hollywood

Eight of the 10 productions recently approved for state tax credits will shoot outside of the 30-mile studio zone

Colleen Bell, the California Film Commission’s newly appointed director, has a mandate: Make “California for all” more than just a slogan, and her plan to accomplish that is to expand Hollywood’s film and TV business beyond Los Angeles.

Next year, as part of the plan to keep pushing the commission’s program forward, it will provide a job training component for production jobs that Bell said will specifically target people in disadvantaged communities.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • • Twitter: @trey3williams