I just wanted to brag on my step-mom:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 11, 2008
Governor Crist Appoints Lucia M. Fishburne Film Commissioner of Office of Film and Entertainment
TALLAHASSEE- Governor Charlie Crist today appointed Lucia M. Fishburne to serve as Film Commissioner of the Office of Film and Entertainment (OFE) within the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED), an agency of the Executive Office of the Governor.
“Lucia’s understanding of film and digital media and her experience in the development of Florida’s film industry makes her an excellent choice for this position,” said Governor Crist.
OTTED Director Dale A. Brill, Ph.D., added, “Lucia’s background in workforce development and her years of service on our Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council (FFEAC) puts her in a position to lead and enhance film and entertainment’s economic impact on the state.”
Fishburne most recently served as the Communication’s Director for Workforce Florida Inc. (WFI) where she assisted in the development and implementation of state-level marketing, communications and public relations strategies for Florida’s workforce system. She has served on the FFEAC for over eight years, which advises the OFE on matters of concern to the film, TV and digital media industries. She was the Executive Director of the Florida Institute for Film Education (FIFE) where she was able to expand her knowledge of the film and entertainment industries and interface with local film commissions statewide. Fishburne holds a master’s degree in Marketing, Communication and Information Technology from Florida State University, with a nationally-recognized Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).
“I look forward to serving the citizens of Florida as a part of the Crist team,” said Fishburne, “To continue the growth of the film and entertainment industries in Florida and to serve its workforce and infrastructure.”
Fishburne replaces Paul Sirmons, who will continue to serve until Fishburne takes office. Sirmons, who has held the position for two-and-a-half years, is returning to family and faith-based film production in the Orlando area.
The Office of Film and Entertainment assists the Governor and Lt. Governor to serve and build Florida’s film, TV and digital media industries in Florida.
I wish I had some of her old rocker babe pictures to post with this.