State Film Commission Meets at Asbury

Members of the Kentucky Film Commission including, from left, Merry-Kay Poe, Lindy Casebier and Nina Clooney, visited Asbury's Miller Center for Communication Arts.
Members of the Kentucky Film Commission including, from left, Merry-Kay Poe, Lindy Casebier and Nina Clooney, visited Asbury's Miller Center for Communication Arts.

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University hosted the Kentucky Film Commission’s spring meeting at the Miller Center for Communication Arts on Thursday.

The Kentucky Film Commission is a group of actors, producers, directors and film industry leaders that serve as ambassadors for Kentucky among their peers. Their work is supported by the Kentucky Film Office, which provides resources and information for filmmakers as part of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.

At the meeting, Asbury’s students and facilities put a spotlight on the natural and human resources available to filmmakers throughout the Commonwealth. Many of the human resources come from Asbury itself; students are often hired as freelancers to work on productions in the state.

“Students have worked on projects with Walden Media, the U.S. Department of Justice and NASA,” said Dr. Jim Owens, dean of the School of Communication Arts. “We also had students help create video for the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games in 2010.”

Members of the Kentucky Film Commission include Nina Clooney, mother of actor George Clooney and wife of radio personality Nick Clooney; Kristen Erwin, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission; and actor Conrad Bachmann. Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is an honorary member.

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