Bay Area Film Production Memo

Research Study

BAVC Media (Bay Area Video Coalition) has published the Bay Area Film Production Memo, alongside a nationwide research study designed to learn more about strategies to boost film production in the Bay Area, and associated economic and social benefits.

The research study consists of two parts:

  1. Bay Area Filmmaker Survey: a survey of over 300 filmmakers in the San Francisco Bay Area
  2. Lessons from the Field: a field scan of other film and media markets, with seventeen interviews across seven states.

“This project is heavily influenced by our organization’s on-the-ground experiences engaging in field-building, providing training, workforce development, and artist development, for youth and adults in film and media.” – Paula Smith Arrigoni, Executive Director of BAVC Media.

The project was developed in collaboration with WolfBrown, with support from Film SF (the San Francisco Film Commission) and the Bay Area Media Maker Summit (BAMMS), East Bay Film Collective and essential funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. The research involved consultation from an advisory committee representing the Roxie Theater, SFFILM, Ryzo Studio & Mindful Media, and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

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