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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Film office change

Posted By on Thu, Aug 9, 2007 at 9:26 AM

Christopher Crane, who's been a teacher at Parkview, will be the new director of the Arkansas Film Office. Long-time head Joe Glass is retiring in September. News release on jump.


Christopher Crane of Little Rock has been named Director of the Film Office for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The announcement was made by Maria Luisa M. Haley, AEDC executive director.

Crane, an Arkansas native, was previously an instructor of film, communications and theatre at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet School in Little Rock. He has also worked as an actor in theatre, film and television.

“We are proud to welcome Chris to the AEDC team,” said Maria Luisa Haley, AEDC executive director. “His knowledge and enthusiasm for Arkansas’s film industry will help us grow this sector of our economy.”

Crane holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The Arkansas Film Office was created in 1979 to promote Arkansas to film, video, television and commercial production companies.

As Director of the Film Office, Crane will be responsible for developing all aspects of the film business in Arkansas.    

Crane will join AEDC on August 13, working with the current director, Joe Glass, until mid September.  Glass, who worked for many years as director during the early 1980s and again since the late 1990s, will retire in mid September.

Additional information on AEDC’s Film Office can be found at


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