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Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS)

FLICS was created to heighten the level of professionalism and visibility of California Film Commissions and Offices by developing quality standards, guidelines, education and marketing components for its members. The FLICS organization will provide its members with valuable filming resources from location assistance, and phases of production to industry terms and tips on building and maintaining an effective film office.

FLICS, through its members, provides production clients with valuable and timely location support and resources, and hosts two signature events each year for location professionals, producers and others in the industry critical to location decision making: the California Only Show and Wine Reception in the spring; and in the fall the California On Location Awards gala honoring the best work of location professionals and productions filming in the state during the year.

FLICS History

Since 1988 FLICS has been the key membership organization promoting filming in California. FLICS is made up of local organizations that promote and coordinate filming in their respective jurisdictions throughout California. By banding together in the FLICS organization, a statewide resource is provided to the film industry as well as an informational and partnership network to support FLICS members. By the year 2000, Membership in FLICS grew to 55 participating organizations.

In 2005, the FLICS organization began taking the steps necessary to reach the next level. The membership elected a Board of Directors and after much planning and hard work, the FLICS became a CA 501(c) 6 Non-Profit Corporation on June 18th.

With this new organization comes new Energy, new Strength, and new Support, both for the film industry at large and the members. The network of 42 film commissions and film offices that comprise the FLICS work with the industry, work with the state and work with each other to promote, retain and facilitate all forms of media production in California

Annual Board Meeting Schedule

The 1st meeting of the calendar year; usually held in January or February. The meeting is held in central or northern California. The recently elected Board Members are seated for three year terms; Executive Officers are elected for one year terms. Committee Chairs and committee members change, if desired, at this time.

The 2nd meeting of the calendar year; usually held in April in conjunction with the California Locations Conference and the CFC’s California Locations Breakfast. The meeting is held in Los Angeles.

The 3rd meeting of the calendar year; usually held in June in conjunction with AFCI’s Locations Expo. The meeting is held in Los Angeles.

The 4th meeting of the calendar year; usually held in October or November in conjunction with the California On Location Awards show (COLA). The meeting is held in Los Angeles. This is also the Annual Meeting (General Membership meeting). Board elections are held.

Note: Other board meetings are held as necessary.

2016 Board Members

Cassandra Hesseltine
Humboldt/Del Norte
FLICS President
Present - June 2017


Geoff Alexander
Santa Barbara
FLICS Vice President,
Present - June 2017


Alicia Vennos
Mono County
FLICS Secretary
Present - June 2019
Tasha Day
Long Beach
FLICS Treasurer
Present - June 2019
Paul Audley
film L.A.
FLICS Board Member


Doug Lueck
FLICS Board Member


Janice Arrington
Orange County
FLICS Board Member
Immediate Past President


Gigi Gibbs
Fresno County
FLICS Board Member


Eddie Robinson
West Hollywood
FLICS Board Member


Amy Lemisch
California Film Commission
FLICS Ex-Officio Member,
2005 - Present




FLICS Advisory Board

Ed Duffy
Business Agent
Rep: Teamsters Local 399

Richard Prince
UPM "Brooklyn Nine Nine"
Rep: Production Executive

Erik Deutsch
Excel PR
Rep: Industry Relations

Mike Fantasia
Location Manager, Features

Lisa Rawlins
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Warner Bros. Entertainment
Rep. Studio

Karen Constine
Rep: Immediate Past CFC Director

David Phelps
Director of External Relations

Eric Miethke
Partner, Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni, LLP
Rep: Legal