Catawba Studios’ Bert Hesse is a man on a mission. In addition to being a force behind the creation of the $350 million film studio to be build in SC, he has also begun to put together the SC Film Advisory Board.
While this is not a legislature mandated committee, it is an effort to bring together representatives from film, the Catawbas, and business leaders from across the state. The hope is that by creating this committee of 12-15 persons that the awareness of the need for film and better film incentives in the state will be brought to light.
As of now, Hesse will serve as the chairman of the committee. Dan Rogers and Tom Clark of the SC Film Commission have also agreed to serve as well as Chief Bill Harris of the Catawba Indian Nation, and it was just announced yesterday that SC Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope has also agreed to join.
For more information regarding the vision of Catawba Studios and the SC Film Advisory Board, see the original story in the Rock Hill Herald here.