November 21, 2007
Kevin Shand Discusses Filmmaking in Colorado
Long before the Starz Denver Film Festival hosted its first event in 1978, the state of Colorado was a hotbed for filmmaking. In fact, the first movie made in Colorado was filmed back in the late 1800s.
Kevin Shand, Executive Director of the Colorado Film Commission, has been tasked with promoting movie making in Colorado and convincing producers of big-budget Hollywood films to bring production here.
In this age of bottom-line importance, film incentives are more likely than scenery to bring production to a certain locale. In this interview with noted film critic Robert Denerstein, Shand gives us a peek into the business side of filmmaking and explains what Colorado must do to become more competitive in this lucrative business.