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BCTC’s Film Program co-hosts film industry location scouts from Los Angeles, New York, Colorado, and New Mexico

Jun 2, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Stephanie Fitch, Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s (BCTC) Film and Cinematic Arts Coordinator and member of central Kentucky's Film Commission, coordinated with Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau, VisitLex, to host four members this past week from the industry’s Film Scout Guild as a result of the recent passing of the state’s Film Industry Tax Credit, which is used to encourage film production in-state.

Members of the Film Scout Guild are often responsible for finding potential filming locations and are representatives for major film companies, sitcoms, and commercials.

The group visited beautiful central Kentucky, including Lexington, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Wilmore, Danville, Versailles, Midway, and Highbridge. They were greeted by Judge Executive of Jessamine County David West, given the key to the city of Wilmore by Mayor Harold Rainwater, attended a reception hosted by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, and visited various horse farms including Airdrie Stud Farm, owned by former Governor Brereton Jones and the historic Woodburn Farm.

BCTC’s Filmmaking Certificate Program offers students an opportunity to work with industry professionals in a master class setting. Graduates of the program have been placed in active productions all over Kentucky.

To learn more about BCTC’s Filmmaking Certificate Program, visit https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/bcis/film_program/

For information on Kentucky’s Film Office, visit http://filmoffice.ky.gov/