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Calling all crews! Film Indiana under new leadership


FILMININDIANAPOLIS (December 12, 2016) – The Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) announced today that responsibility for Film Indiana has transitioned from The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). Film Indiana is the state support office for the film, television, commercial and new media industries. Film Indiana’s primary objectives are to promote Indiana assets and destinations to prospective film makers and assist companies seeking production services in the state.

IOTD’s focus will be to build on the solid foundation established by IEDC. It will manage an online location database and production services directory that provides technical support to the film industry. Both resources will be housed on IOTD’s Film Indiana micro website.

“We’re delighted to be adding Film Indiana to our responsibilities,” said Mark Newman, IOTD Executive Director. “It fits nicely with our broader strategy for marketing Indiana assets and destinations. We have a diverse mix of natural landscapes, rural settings and urban places that appeal to site selectors. Our ambition is to ultimately offer grants and other resources to local communities to bolster their recruitment efforts.”

Amy Howell will serve as Film Indiana’s director. Her leadership skills and expertise with small and large scale productions is extensive. A four-time Emmy award winning producer, Howell brings 19 years of television production experience to her role.  Howell also serves as Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

“I’m excited by this new responsibility and feel that IOTD’s relationships with visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, businesses, historic sites and others will only enhance our location database,” said Howell. “Indiana is a production-friendly state. My goal is to showcase our assets, our Hoosier Hospitality and bring in business to grow our economy.”

Film Indiana will also engage in partnerships with film festivals in an effort to attract more film production to Indiana. The organization will promote these events to gain marketing exposure for the state.

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About Indiana Office of Tourism Development:
Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb oversees the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD). Mark Newman serves as the agency's executive director. IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana through leadership and resource support to the Indiana travel industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is the sixth largest industry in the state, is directly responsible for 144,200 jobs, generates over $2.25 billion in tax receipts and contributes $10.7 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses. For more information:


Media Contact:
Amy Howell
Director of Communications & Media Relations  
Office: 317.232.8897
Cell: 317.741.1320

About Film Indiana:
Film Indiana’s mission is to showcase the state’s talent and resources to local and out-of-state companies seeking information and assistance with commercial, film, and television production. For more information, visit



Amy Howell 
Office: 317.232.8897
Cell: 317.741.1320

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