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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 93-01

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

PHIL BREDESEN, MAYOR

Subject: Creation of the Mayor's Office of Film Development, and Appointment of an Advisory Board

WHEREAS, there exists a public need for the promotion of Metropolitan Nashville and Middle Tennessee as a production center for motion picture and television production companies; and

WHEREAS, suitable vehicle for these purposes is the creation and authorization of an office dedicated to the general purpose of promoting, preserving and expanding motion picture and television production within the Metropolitan Nashville and Middle Tennessee area;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Philip Bredesen, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby direct and order the following:

1. That there be created and established a Mayor's Office of Film (hereinafter referred to as "Office") which shall have the following purpose:

(i) To promote Nashville's locations, resources and personnel to motion picture and television production companies;

(ii) To provide Nashville with greater visibility in the film industry;

(iii) To give Nashville exposure as a destination for tourism;

(iv) To promote the importance of film and television in the local community;

(v) To promote the creation of local jobs in the film and television production area and in those industries supporting such productions;

(vi) To promote local investments in the industry; and

(vii) To cooperate with and assist public and private educational institutions, the media and other private and governmental entities involved in the promotion of the film and television production industry in Nashville.

2. There shall be created an Advisory Board (hereinafter Board) which shall be comprised of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Advisory Board shall advise the Mayor on issues necessary to carry out the purposes of the Office.

3. In order to carry out and facilitate the Office's general purposes, the Mayor, with the advice of the Board, may select a Director (hereinafter referred to as "Director") of the Office. The Director shall have the following duties:

(i) To be responsible for funds allocated to the Office by the Metropolitan Government or donated to the Office for the purposes of the Office as expressed herein;

(ii) Assist in identifying and securing locations, personnel, creative talent and resources required to produce motion pictures and television programs;

(iii) Encourage, communicate and assist local professionals involved in the production of motion pictures and television programs;

(iv) Cooperate with and assist public, private and governmental entities involved in the production of motion pictures and television programs;

(v) Promote Nashville as a site for motion pictures and television programs; and

(vi) Promote the importance of the motion picture and television production in the local economy.

(vii) Coordinate among Metropolitan Government agencies and officials as necessary to meet the objectives of the Office.

4. All members of the Board shall avoid any action which might result in, or create the appearance of-.

(i) using their Board membership or information gained in connection with their Board membership for private gain;

(ii) giving preferential treatment to any person or organization;

(iii) impeding government efficiency or economy;

(iv) losing complete independence or impartiality; making a Board or Metropolitan Government decision outside of official channels; or

(v) affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the government.

Ordered this 16th day of March 1993.

Philip Bredesen
Mayor