Giles Film Office Welcomes New Intern

Giles Film Office Welcomes New Intern

The Giles County Film Office has a new face, intern Kristin Gillispie. Gillispie, from Pembroke, is a junior at Liberty University studying Cinematic Arts. She recently started the film program in the fall. The film program consists of sixty students divided up into three different cohorts. The program prepares students to go out in this unique line of work by teaching everything from; production work, editing, and legalities. Gillispie also interned with Wish You Well producer, Sara Timmins at Life Out Loud Films, in her freshman year at Liberty. “I’m excited to start this new opportunity and to have the ability to connect with other filmmakers. I also look forward to bringing more film projects to Giles and getting the community involved in this industry through the film office.” said Gillispie. She is currently working on a short film that will be shot in the fall of 2017.

The Giles County Film Office welcomes Intern Kristin for Summer 2017

Some duties of the internship include:

  • Responding to Giles Film Office email account requests and inquiries.
  • Reviewing and developing updates for GFC presence on Giles County website.
  • Reviewing and maintaining social media presence for the GFC.
  • Performing specific research projects for the GFC.
  • Coordinating with Virginia Film Office and regional film offices to update listings, build network, and raise awareness of the GFC as the destination for film in Virginia.
  • Develop/update a directory of film locations available to potential projects in Giles County.
  • Build email and contact database for GFC within the industry.
  • Request addition to industry newsletters and databases.
  • Assist with film projects as they arise. This includes event setup and takedown, location tours, paperwork filing, and follow up.
  • Generate reports and impact statements.
  • Research and determine licensing requirements for County events and meeting spaces.
  • Assist with special projects and administrative duties.

Questions can be directed to Tourism Marketing Director, Cora Gnegy at

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