ERIC WITT | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Eric served the administration of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as Deputy Chief of Staff; Director of Legislative/Political Affairs; and Director of Media Industries Development from 2003 – 2010.
During his term, he guided the growth of the film and television industry in New Mexico from $8 million in 2002 to over $4 billion by 2010. In addition to expanding production, he also oversaw the establishment of statewide crew training programs, educational and business development, and community outreach efforts -- programs which subsequently have become global standard practices.
Prior to public service, Eric worked in Los Angeles as a film and television executive in production & corporate finance for a number of entities including Dino De Laurentiis Communications, as well as in sales, distribution and ancillary product development. He was also one of the co-founders of Asylum Entertainment, a leading-edge developer of multi-platform entertainment properties. Since returning to the private sector in 2011 he has worked with state and national governments, major studios and independent production houses regarding film/television production, sporting events and related incentive programs.
JENNIFER LaBAR | PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
Jennifer has been with the SFFO since its inception. She brings extensive experience in both local and regional government, problem solving, community relations and, as a bonus, the premium hospitality industry. Believe us when we say she lends a unique and highly effective perspective and range of capabilities to the Film Office.
Jennifer engages daily communications with productions, acts as an interface between productions and various government entities and local communities, and is an all-around resource for information from the mundane to the arcane. This includes permitting coordination, public lands and buildings site requests, and other special production needs as they arise.