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  620.1210.  Commission duties and objectives — coordination with local film offices. — 1.  There is hereby established within the department of economic development the "Office of the Missouri Film Commission".  The objectives of this office shall be to:

  (1)  Explain the benefits and advantages of producing motion pictures in Missouri, and describe the services and assistance available from the state and local governments for the producers of motion pictures;

  (2)  Scout potential film locations for national and international film prospects, and prepare and distribute promotional, informational and advertising material, which describe and promote locations within the state for the production of motion pictures;

  (3)  Encourage cooperation between local, state and federal government agencies in the location and production of motion pictures in the state;

  (4)  Serve as a liaison between film makers, community leaders and federal, state and local authorities;

  (5)  Assist motion picture companies in securing permits to film at specific locations within the state, and assist such companies in obtaining other needed services related to the production of motion pictures;

  (6)  Escort film production prospects on scouting trips;

  (7)  Prepare a directory of the persons, firms and governmental agencies available to assist in the production of motion pictures;

  (8)  Sponsor workshops on topics relating to filmmaking, including screen writing, film financing and the preparation of communities to attract and assist motion picture productions;

  (9)  Represent the state at film industry trade shows and film festivals;

  (10)  Produce and maintain a video library which depicts the variety and extent of the locations within Missouri, including rural locations, available for the production of motion pictures.

  2.  The office of the film commission, shall closely coordinate its efforts with any local film office.  A "local film office" shall include any film office, tourism bureau or other economic development agency that seeks to promote film production funded principally by local governments in Missouri.


(L. 1996 H.B. 1237 § 3)

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