Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome Elizabeth Wentworth!

            We're very pleased to welcome Elizabeth Wentworth to our Oroloro entertainment team. What's more memorable than her impressive history is her positive attitude and infectious spirit. I'm sure we'll all agree that Elizabeth will be a great asset to our film development and production efforts.

            Elizabeth Wentworth is a recognized leader in film and television development and proudly served as Broward County’s Film Commissioner for 20 years, where she was responsible for the growth and retention of the film and television business in Greater Fort Lauderdale.  Encouraging a continuous flow of “on location” film projects to infuse the community with new money was her main responsibility.  But  equally important to any film commission’s success was  designing, implementing and enhancing an ongoing program of “film friendly”  initiatives aimed at  government entities, property owners, and the community–at- large.  

            A few of the feature film projects and their executives that she had the pleasure of assisting were Cape Fear, Martin Scorsese and Barbara DeFina; Striptease, Mike Lobell and Andy Bergman; Donnie Brasco , Mike Newell; There’s Something About Mary, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly; The Hours, Stephen Daldoy and Scott Rudin ; In Her Shoes, Curtis Hanson; Confessions of a Shopaholic, PJ Hogan; and Marley and Me, David Frankel.  Current television series that Wentworth worked to bring to Greater Fort Lauderdale are
USA’s Burn Notice and A & E’s The Glades 
            Wentworth is an untiring advocate in the development of
Florida’s Film and Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive Program, working with industry members and the Film Florida organization to convince legislators of the importance of passing and increasing Florida’s film incentive. 

            A twenty-year board member of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Elizabeth is well versed on the advantages and intricacies of exhibiting independent features at Film Festivals.   Her film festival knowledge was further developed through the participation in national and international film festivals:  Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca, IFP New York and the Miami Film Festival.  Enhancing her industry expertise, she annually exhibited at trade shows such as the American Film Market, Show Biz Expo, NATPE and Association of Film Commissioner’s International’s Location Expo.

            Wentworth’s background includes expertise in the interrelated areas of community, government, industry and media relations.  As an executive with the City of Hollywood (FL) and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce she successfully crafted programs that increased the organizations’ effectiveness. Her expertise includes defining goals and using collaboration with the total community to achieve results.