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Grow Kansas Film is a coalition of film professionals aimed at supporting the film industry through advocacy and education around film-friendly legislation in Kansas.

Grow Kansas Film Board

Max Thomas, Film Professional, Lights On KC
Melanie Addington, Executive Director at Tallgrass Film Association
Steph Shannon, KC Film Commissioner, KC Film Office
Justin Begnaud, Film Producer
Celeste Lupercio, Film Producer

Grow Kansas Film is supported by film professionals from across Kansas and their stakeholders, who serve as advisors to Grow Kansas Film's efforts.

Grow Kansas Film Advisory Committee

Kevin Willmott, University of Kansas Film Professor, Oscar Winner
Isaac Alongi, Filmmaker 
Marlo Angell, Free State Film Festival 
Eric Bowles, Covid Officer 
Alan Carr, Visit Kansas City Kansas
Lonita Cook, Film Critic, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Tyler Emerson, Conlee Schmidt & Emerson LLP, Entertainment Attorney
Sean Hackett, Filmmaker 
Brandon Haralson, Arts KC 
Gordon Hayman, IATSE 493 Representative 
John January, Signal Theory 
Peter Jasso, Former Kansas Film Commissioner 
Laura Kirk, University of Kansas Film Professor
Sharon Liese, Owner- Herizon Productions  
Laura Lombardi, Filmmaker 
Ali Mahaffy, Signal Theory 
Sandra Martin, Writer, Director, Filmmaker 
Maureen O'Brien, SAG Aftra - Missouri Valley
David Parks, Photographer, Filmmaker, Son of Gordon Parks 
Justin Rorabaugh, Wichita State University; Director, School of Digital Arts
Shawn Rhodes, Film Producer 
Kirk Sharp, Gordon Parks Museum Foundation
Kate VanSteenhuyse, Acting Kansas Film Commissioner
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