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Mark L. Stricklin, Executive Director
Birmingham-Jefferson Film Office

Mark L. StricklinMark Stricklin, in his fourth year at the helm of the Birmingham-Jefferson Film Office, brings over 22 years of film commission/management experience to the Central Alabama region. His accumulative efforts have resulted in over $990 million in revenue for Birmingham (AL); Buffalo (NY), the State of Oregon, Wilmington (NC), and the Sate of Alabama from 1987-2009 through the recruitment of over 390 productions.

Stricklin served as Director of the Wilmington (NC) Regional Film Commission for six years and was instrumental in the start-up of the organization. Stricklin also held positions as a consultant for the Association of Film Commissioners International and as Executive Director of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission, the Oregon Film & Video Office, and the Alabama Film Office. Currently, Stricklin serves on the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Board of Directors. In 2009, Stricklin became the first international film commissioner to complete the AFCI certification program…becoming this first Certified Film Commissioner (CFC).

Some of Stricklin’s more notable credits include “Lifted”, portions of “Honeydripper” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”, “ESPN Classic Vintage Live: Negro League Baseball”, “Poultrygeist”, “Bruce Almighty”, “The Hunted”, “Bandits”, portions of “A.I” and “Pay It Forward”, “28 Days”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, “Muppets From Space”, “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries”, “Lolita”, “Virus”, “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday”, “The Jackal”, “Empire Records”, “The Road to Wellville”, “Under Siege”, “Blue Sky”, “Mississippi Burning”, “War and Remembrance”, and the TV series “Moochers”, “Sorority Life II”, “Fraternity Life”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “American Gothic”, “CI5: The Professionals”, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, and “Matlock”.