After 23 years, Crystal Palmer has been replaced as director of the District of Columbia’s film and television promotion office. Ms. Palmer is respected by location, craft, technical, and film production professionals in the film industry worldwide, a persuasive advocate for movie production in a city government not always cited for proficiency. She will be missed, especially by DC actors, extras, technicians, catering locations, and local prop and location managers.
Mayor Adrian Fenty has named Kathy Etemad Hollinger as the new director of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. Ms. Hollinger has served as the senior director of government relations and public affairs for Comcast of the District of Columbia, is on the Board of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, was chief of staff for former DC. Councilman Kevin P. Chavous, and worked in communications for American University’s Washington College of Law. A member of the DC Chamber of Commerce, she is married to Tony Hollinger, Vice President for Planning and University Relations at the University of the District of Columbia and former Vice President-General Manager of Comcast of the District.
Image by Mike Licht. Quiet on the set.