In effort to diversify economy, San Juan County names film manager (durangoherald.com)
FARMINGTON – Some San Juan County employees have been given additional responsibilities, including the county’s spokesman, Devin Neeley, who will serve as film manager.
“The expansion of the film industry is a priority to San Juan County and it is important to have a staff member dedicated to facilitating film projects in the area,” said County Manager Mike Stark, in an email to The Durango Herald. “This is an important step toward diversifying our economy.”
Neeley said Monday he will market the area to production companies and coordinate with those interested in working in the area and who want to use county facilities like the Totah Theater.
“The County Commission has already shown a commitment to economic diversification to include the film industry with the investment into the Totah Theater, as has the city of Farmington,” Neeley said Monday. “We anticipate additional work in that realm, and hope that I’ll be staying busy.”
By: Morgan Mitchell