City Hall of Penedo announces the creation of the first Film Commission of Alagoas

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The announcement was made during an event at Cine Art Pajuçara, in Maceió

Penedo will host the first Film Commission in the state of Alagoas. The innovation was announced by Jair Galvão, Municipal Secretary of Tourism and Creative Economy, during the ‘Film Commission and Economic Development’ event, held at the Arte Pajuçara Cultural Center, in Maceió, this Thursday, 18.

The big news has the support of Sebrae Alagoas and will strongly boost the audiovisual sector of Penedo and other municipalities in Alagoas. Jair Galvão points out that creative entrepreneurship needs to be even more valued because of the potential it has for the economic development of cities like Penedo, for example.

“It is with great pride that Penedo will host the first Film Commission of Alagoas because the audiovisual sector will be welcomed, promoted, advised and supported effectively, promoting filming locations both in Penedo and throughout Alagoas”, explains the manager of SETUREC, highlighting Film Commission will have participatory, democratic and networked management.

“I congratulate the initiative of Mayor Ronaldo Lopes and Secretary Jair Galvão. For us, at Sebrae Alagoas, it is a privilege to be part of this great partnership. I believe that Alagoas will wake up to this sector, which has great potential for economic development”, said Vinícius Lages, Superintendent Director of Sebrae Alagoas, during the event.

The launch included a lecture by Tammy Weiss, one of the founders of Instituto Querô, located in Santos-SP, a partner city in Penedo’s candidacy for UNESCO’s Cidades Criativas network; Joana Braga, coordinator of Creative Economy at the Secretariat for Economic Development and Tourism of Porto Alegre; and Thaylane Cristina, cultural producer and coordinator of the Belo Horizonte Film Commission.

Tamy Weiss, Joana Braga and Thaylane Cristina shared their experiences in the film commissions of their respective cities and highlighted the importance of organizations in the development, performance and growth of audiovisual production. At the end, the speakers participated in a chat and answered questions from the public.

“I believe that every city should have a film commission, and Penedo has incredible characteristics of location and structure to receive the footage. I see a lot of potential in the city to implement this system and a creative policy in this regard”, said Tammy Weiss.

By Thaciana Lima – SETUREC journalist and social media

Video Ricardo Alves

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