Staff Roles

   Chuck Elderd

Chuck Elderd 
Film Commissioner

Appointed in 1989 by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to serve the community as Film Commissioner. During his tenure, the commercial production business has positively impacted the County's business tourism industry. He developed and implemented the One-Stop Permitting Process for productions and students with 34 municipalities, taxing districts and governmental departments within PBC.

 

Michelle Hillery 
Deputy Film Commissioner & Director of Finance

Michelle is responsible for the operations and programs relating to tourism, including management and oversight of budgets, marketing, policies and procedures, production history, advertising, public speaking and recruiting. She also serves as executive producer for the Student Showcase of Films.  She is a past president of Film Florida and has worked with State officials to replenish funds for filmmakers.

 

Christy Andreoni 
Director of Operations & Production

Christy oversees the One-Stop Permitting process, including maintaining and developing relationships with local municipalities, taxing districts and county contacts. She is co-editor of the "Focus On Film" newsletter and oversees leads that are processed though our office.  She is also responsible for the analysis of the monthly, semi-annual and annual production activity reports.

    

Phyllis Man
Director of Development & Marketing 

Phyllis is the Development & Marketing Producer and is working to launch The Palm Beaches TV.  she is also co-editor of Focus on Film.  She assists the organization in fulfilling its mission to promote The Palm Beaches as a commercial production destination.  Mrs. Man is responsible for further developing and implementing a marketing strategy with a focus on tourism branding. 

    

Lauren Tobin
PR & New Marketing Strategist

Lauren is responsible for marketing PBC through the Tourism Branded Content Sponsorship Program and The Palm Beaches TV.  She works with the Development and Marketing Producer to identify new programming that would attract and increase tourism and uses her extensive PR background to raise local and national awareness about the initiatives of the FTC. 

     

Kelly King 
Locations & Creative Marketing Specialist

Kelly brings 25 years of filmmaking experience to the FTC and maintains the online locations database by finding and adding film friendly locations for productions to consider as a backdrop.  Additionally, she serves as the FTC's in house art department and staff photographer.  Kelly also manages the FTC's Facebook page.

   Chris Cobb

Chris Cobb
Social Media & Events Developer

Chris implements the social media marketing strategy and is responsible for attracting and interacting with targeted virtual communities.  He manages social media initiatives in order to drive production interest into The Palm Beaches. He also serves as the Producer for the annual Student Showcase of Films.

Ian Saylor

Ian Saylor
Senior P
roduction Coordinator

Ian is responsible for issuing permits for commercial production companies through our One-Stop permitting process for film, television, media and still photography productions taking place within the County.  He coordinates details with local municipalities, taxing districts and county departments.

Hilary Webber
Production Coordinator

Hilary works as a liason for production companies and municipality and governments agencies to ensure commercial productions taking place in Palm Beach County are properly permitted.  Additionally she monitors and ensures SEO performance.  Ms. Webber serves as the fact checking editor and proof reader for marketing materials.

Alberto Jordat Jr

Alberto Jordat Jr.
Office Administrator

Alberto, who goes by the name AJ, provides professional and administrative support to promote the work of the Film Commissioner and Deputy Film Commissioner in facilitating the FTC’s programs. He is proficient with Photoshop and is a regular contributor to our Focus on Film newsletter.

 

 

 

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  • 800.745.FILM (3456)
  • 561.233.1000
  • 2195 Southern Blvd., Suite 520
  • West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
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