Palm Beach County Film and TV Commission to have new director

Palm Beach front County’s movie and tv industry, which has brought in far more than $1 billion in regional profits over the earlier 5 a long time, will quickly have a new director leading the way.

Chuck Elderd, who has served as Palm Seaside County’s movie and tv commissioner since 1989, is stepping down in August after more than than 30 many years with the county. Deputy Commissioner Michelle Hillery is slated to be successful Elderd atop the department.

The Palm Seashore County Movie and Tv Commission is liable for aiding appeal to film output to the place, like videos, Television set, tunes movies and commercials.

Past yr, there were being 64 Television demonstrates, 36 commercials, 10 new music movies and 5 flicks filmed in Palm Beach County, assisting attract in more than $203 million in local income.

Hillery, who’s expended the past 26 several years as deputy commissioner, obtained preliminary approval on Wednesday from Palm Beach front County’s Movie and Television Board of Administrators to come to be the new commissioner. The board elected not to open up the posture up to exterior candidates. Hillery’s possible income however hasn’t been finalized.

Hillery would nevertheless need to have remaining acceptance prior to the selection is finalized.

Also, the board preliminarily authorised supplying Elderd a 1-year consulting contract with the commission that would pay back him $24,000.

Prior to the pandemic, Palm Beach front County created a lot more than $238 million in 2019, marking a solitary-year best.

Some jobs by the several years consist of “Baywatch” in 2017, which experienced scenes shot in Boca Raton, as well as other parts of South Florida. Other films that experienced portions of their movies filmed in Palm Beach front County incorporate “Bad Boys II” and “Donnie Brasco.”

The fee also aids oversee its individual Tv set channel, The Palm Beach locations Tv set, which is utilized as a tourism channel, highlighting “all of the thrilling, family-welcoming, legendary and very little-recognized offerings.”