2013 Desert Light Film Festival is Pleased to Announce:
2013 Guest Keynote Speaker
City of Albuquerque Film Liaison and an Albuquerque’s “Women of Influence 2013” Honoree
Ann Lerner: a great “Fighter” for NM Film
Ann Lerner heads up the City of Albuquerque’s Film Office, which is located in the Department of Economic Development, Mayor’s Office. The mission of the office is to promote and attract the film industry to the City of Albuquerque. Ann says she has the best job in the city. She has been Film Liaison for the city since 2003.
Job responsibilities for the film office include marketing, location scouting, production meetings, community walk-through, on-site visits, location follow-ups, and coordination of special screenings. She has been involved with job training, business recruitment, educational opportunities and community outreach. Keeping ABQ Film Friendly is her number one goal.
Ann brings a twenty year background in the film industry to the office, as an owner/line producer for her own commercial film production company, specializing in TV commercials. She has produced local, regional and national television commercials, filming on location all over the United States, and Toronto. She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas in Special Education, and taught special needs children for four years, before changing careers and entering into the wacky world of film.
Ann serves on the APS Foundation Board, CNM Advisory Board, the University of Kansas Film Advisory Board, and was recently named a Women of Influence in 2013 by Albuquerque Business First.
Ann has lived in Corrales since 1977 where she raised two sons, and many chickens.