Welcome to the Director's Chair! Arizona Film & Digital Media Director Matthew Earl Jones shares thoughts, industry news, and highlights from productions to media reports focused on Arizona's film and digital media industries.
Navajo Nation and the Arizona Commerce Authority Sign MOU to Expand Film and Media Industry in ArizonaPRESS RELEASE
The partnership will focus on developing marketing strategies and providing workforce opportunities
WINDOW ROCK, AZ, NAVAJO NATION (AUGUST 30, 2021) — Navajo Nation and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced today a new partnership to promote Navajo Nation as a major international film and media destination. The partnership, which was outlined in a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), aims to build a foundation of generational opportunities in the film and media industry.
Marriott Hotels Offers Discounts for Film Industry in ArizonaPress Release
Thank you, Arizona Marriott Hotels & Resorts for your sponsorship and support of the Arizona film and digital media industry with your participation in our Reel Savings rebate/discount program!
Thank you, Jay Curtis for inviting us to the JCAZ Industry Mixer! We had a great time. Appreciate Wavy Folio.com and Christina Eve from Elation Magazine for taking time to share what Arizona Film & Digital Media is doing to grow film in Arizona. Direct YouTubeLink here.
Phoenix Town Hall at Sun StudiosThe Future of Film in Arizona
Thank you to the Arizona Production Association (APA), Sun Studios and the Arizona Film and Media Coalition (AFMC) for putting together another great Future of Film in Arizona presentation. We were happy to attend and talk about what the Arizona Film Commission is doing to help. Did you miss the event? No worries. WATCH the LIVE FEED Replay right here.
C-Span focus on FlagstaffFlagstaff Featured
Congratulations Flagstaff! Flagstaff to be featured in C-Span series. Check out the AZ Daily Sun story.
Tombstone Actors Help Community Celebrate Anniversary of Popular MovieCongratulations Tombstone!
Congratulations to everyone who helped to organize the 25th Tombstone Reunion event in Tombstone, Arizona! It was wonderful to hear about the turnout and talent who came to celebrate this historic town. Please enjoy the Herald/Review Media article, Tombstone Actors Help Community Celebrate the Anniversary of Popular Movie.
Arizona-based Shared Card Films wraps feature production of The UnHealer It's a Wrap!
(Photo Courtesy: Ken Sklute/Serendipity Visuals)
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The UnHealer which wrapped filming in Apache Junction this month. The independent Sci-fi feature is slated for release in 2019!
Sahuarita Dance Team to be featured on America's Got Talent
READ this Arizona Daily Star (Tucson.com) story about Sahuarita dance team to be featured on America's Got Talent. Thank you to our Sahuarita-based Film Resource Coordinator Michael Jansen who helped make sure AGT was all set to film these talented dancers when they came to town! If you need film permitting or location help in Sahuarita, contact Michael at or via email - email@example.com. Visit Pima County's Sahuarita Website: Visit Sahuarita.
Image courtesy - Arizona Daily Star (Tucson.com)
KVOA 4, Tucson - WATCH - Coverage of the Future of Film in Arizona event at the Loft Cinema, May 21, 2018. (5.21.18)
Trailer Release - WATCH Love By Drowning (Dow Jazz Films) (2018)
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Love By Drowning! We were excited to see the trailer released for the independent feature that was written, produced and directed by Arizonans and filmed in Tucson, Arizona. For more information check out its IMDB.
12 News NBC - WATCH 14-year-old girl is on a journey to change the view on aspiring filmmakers in Arizona. (2.14.18)
3TV/CBS 5 - WATCH Arizona creates new incentives for lagging film production (9.17.17)