Executive Director, California Film Commission
Amy Lemisch oversees the state's efforts to facilitate motion picture, television and commercial production. In addition to overseeing the Commission's wide range of support services for the industry, Ms. Lemisch was instrumental in the passage and implementation of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, which was enacted in 2009 and expanded in 2015. The Commission administers the program and assists filmmakers that want to shoot in California and tap into its vast production infrastructure and diverse locations.
Prior to her appointment at the Commission, Ms. Lemisch served for more than 15 years as a producer for Penny Marshall’s company - Parkway Productions overseeing production on all Parkway projects. Her feature credits include: With Friends Like These; Riding in Cars With Boys starring Drew Barrymore; The Preacher’s Wife with Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston; Renaissance Man with Danny DeVito; A League of Their Own; Awakenings; and Calendar Girl.