Thursday June 27, 2019 – Bonnie King, representing the Space Coast Film and Television Office, a Committee of the Brevard County Tourist Development Council (TDC), has been re-elected President of Film Florida. It was announced at the Film Florida Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL, along with the entire Film Florida Board of Directors for 2019-20.
“It has been a privilege to serve as president of Film Florida,” commented King. “I look forward continuing to working side by side with industry professionals as we seek opportunities to strengthen the film, TV and digital media industry. Florida is open for business and competing for high wage jobs in the film, television and digital media industry and we plan on continuing to spread that message.”
Bonnie works closely with local associations for independent filmmakers in the Space Coast area. Her responsibilities include developing film, television and print opportunities for the Space Coast. This includes feature films, television shows, commercials, music videos and fashion photography. Bonnie was heavily involved in bringing the upcoming NatGeo television series The Right Stuff to the Space Coast and Orlando areas.
Bonnie started her career as a Radio Broadcaster where she “broke the sound barrier” by being the first woman in Brevard County to host a Rock-N-Roll radio show during the day! She then worked as Marketing Director for a regional shopping mall before joining the Space Coast Office of Tourism/Film where she has recently retired after 32 years of service. With her company, 321BonnieKing, she now contracts with various companies to do film assistance; marketing; and special events.
Immediate Past President Kelly Paige added, “Bonnie has done a tremendous job in her two years as President of our organization. Bonnie’s courage, tenacity and vision will continue to show the far reaching benefits our industry has on the state of Florida including creating jobs, spurring economic development and generating tourism.”
2019 – 2020 Executive Board Officers:
President – Bonnie King, 321BonnieKing (Industry & Association Council)
1st Vice President – Gail Morgan, Emerald Coast Film Commission (Film Commission Council)
2nd Vice President – Sandy Lighterman, Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment (Film Commission Council)
Secretary – Leah Sokolowsky, Teamsters Local 769 (Labor Council)
Treasurer – Matt Wohl, Traveling Dog Films (Industry & Association Council Council)
At-Large – Anne Russell, Full Sail University (Education Council)
Immediate Past President – Kelly Paige, Level Talent Group (Industry Council)
Additional Board Members Include:
Film Commission Council: Chair- Christy Andreoni, Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission; Vice Chair- Chad Newman, Florida Keys & Key West Film & Entertainment Commission; Secretary- Tyler Martinolich, Film Tampa Bay; Alternates- Jeanne Corcoran, Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office and Tony Armer, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission.
Industry & Association Council: Co-Chair- Alexa Sheehan, HarborDashery Productions, LLC; Co-Chair- Nancy McBride, Reel Kasting; Secretary- Herb Miller, Univision Networks and Studios, Inc.; Alternates- Chris Odom, FireFly Media Group; John Cummings, Motion Picture Company, Inc.
Education Council: Chair- Lisa Mills, UCF School of Visual Arts & Design; Vice Chair- David Jaffe, Lynn University; Secretary- Stephen McDowell, Florida State University College of Communication & Information.
Labor Council: Leah Sokolowsky- Teamsters Local 769; and Herta Suarez- SAG-AFTRA will continue to represent Labor Council.
About Film Florida: Film Florida is a statewide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association that serves a leadership role in Florida’s film, TV, production and digital media/tech industry by representing all aspects of the business including film commissions, industry, labor, associations and education. The growing membership driven organization provides a network, a platform, and the benefits of playing an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major entertainment production destination, positive economic development driver and tourism generator. For more information about Film Florida visit FilmFlorida.org.