Director of the Texas Film Commission
Heather Page serves as the Director of the Texas Film Commission (TFC), an agency located within the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division. Under her four-year tenure, the TFC has improved the competitiveness of the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program; increased outreach to production companies to market Texas as a production destination; created and implemented its first film tourism strategy, the Texas Film Trails; re-tooled its Film Friendly Texas certification program to build community support for production and expand economic development opportunities for municipalities statewide; and is currently upgrading its infrastructure, technology and data management to better serve today’s industry and the citizens of Texas.
Prior to joining the commission, Page was an accomplished motion picture camerawoman, having worked her way up the ranks over 25 years based in New York, Los Angeles and Austin on major feature films and television shows such as The Green Mile, Armageddon, and Friday Night Lights. She also briefly served the state as the Texas Film Commission’s first Workforce Training Administrator in 2009, where she designed and implemented the highly successful state-wide Workforce Training Program.
Page was elected and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Film Commissions. International. She has also served on the 2017 Texas Cultural Trust’s Texas Medal of Arts selection committee, co-founded and chaired the International Cinematographers Guild Scholarship Fund, co-founded the Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic in Austin, Texas with actors Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland, and as its director, oversaw the event planning of five annual tournaments and related activities to raise funds for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and Texas-based Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, and finally, Page served on the boards of the Society of Camera Operators and International Cinematographers Guild, both based in Los Angeles.
Page received a bachelor's degree in Cinema from Denison University, a master's degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, and a certificate in graduate Cinematography Studies from the American Film Institute.