SCMS' first executive director, 2014-present
Biography: Jill comes to us from her previous job as Director of the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, an office that advocates for the state as a viable location for producing films, television, and music projects. As Director, she was a liaison to lawmakers, communities, and businesses in her successful efforts to support the arts and arts industries economically and creatively. During her stewardship, local and state filmmakers gained increasing visibility for their work at such venues as the Sundance Film Festival, MoMA’s New Directors/New Films program, the Venice International Film Festival, the Smithsonian Native American Film/Video Festival, New York’s Independent Rough Cut Lab, and the South by Southwest Festival. Jill is an active member of the Association of Film Commissioners International and the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Film and Video Society. Prior to her directorship, she spent nearly twenty years in the Los Angeles entertainment industry in various roles, including as an associate producer, executive coordinator, and post-production supervisor for major films and television programs. She is alumna of Radio-TV-Film and Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. We are fortunate that our first choice for Executive Director is already knowledgeable about the University of Oklahoma, which promises a smooth transition to her work with the SCMS Home Office. We are also happy that her areas of expertise both differ from and complement those of SCMS members, providing the opportunity for dynamic interchange. In addition, Jill has extensive experience in administration, finances, and fund-raising.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
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Norman, OK 73019
Telephone: (405) 325-4509
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