Joe Bookchin to head Vermont Film Commission

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(Host) A Vermonter with a Hollywood background has a new role – head of the Vermont Film Commission.

Joe Bookchin was appointed today to head the commission.

It was created in 1996 to attract film, television and new media productions to Vermont and to help state residents get work in them.

Bookchin, who is 46, will succeed interim director Loranne Turgeon. He will earn $80,000 dollars a year.

Bookchin is a film school graduate of New York University. He worked at CBS News in New York and later Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles.

For 12 years he has been director of film production at Burlington College.

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