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Paul Audley

President

FilmL.A.

Biography

As the president of FilmL.A. since 2008, Paul Audley, helps to unite communities, filmmakers and government entities to streamline the filmmaking process in the Greater Los Angeles region.

In his time with FilmL.A., Paul has negotiated new long-term contracts from client municipalities and school districts, initiated a public education campaign, “Film Works”; and has overseen improvements in the organization’s online permit system, “OPS.”  Paul is recognized for raising the public image and reputation of FilmL.A., and for greatly improving the internal management of the company. Paul is third, and longest tenured, president of the organization since its establishment in 1995.

Paul joined the organization after extensive work with community-based non-profit organizations and in local government and community relations. Having served as mayor of Fairfield, Connecticut, the chief of staff and counsel to Connecticut congressman, Christopher Shays, and later Connecticut’s deputy secretary of state, Paul is notably well-versed in corporate management, organization, restructuring, public policy and relations, as well as community development.

Paul is also known for his work with arts, education and nonprofit organizations having served on the boards of the Connecticut Zoological Society, two scholarship organizations, a municipal arts council (founder), a support organization for high school performing arts (founding member), the Regional Youth/Adult Substance Abuse Project, Fairfield County Children’s Choir (founding president), a children’s museum, Creative Leaps International (a performing arts education group), Regional Economic Development Commission (chair), Metropolitan Planning Organization for Greater Bridgeport, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Open Space, National League of Cities and the United States Conference of Mayors.

As part of a 2018 campaign, Paul is leading the way to make filming in Los Angeles easier and more accessible.

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