State Secretary of Economic Development Let's Talk About Film

Alicia Keyes was previously the film liaison for the city of Albuquerque, a role in which she initiated and oversaw the $1 billion agreement with Netflix to establish a landmark studio. She established a workforce training program with both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College and was responsible for all film permitting and recruiting. Since 2005, Keyes has been the chief executive officer and a producer at AJK Films, where she has developed, written and optioned original content for film and television while maintaining relationships with distributors, studios and agents. Beginning in 1998, she was the executive director of worldwide acquisitions for the Walt Disney Company, where she was responsible for the acquisition of theatrical motion pictures for distribution, including select and international rights for films under the Buena Vista International banner. Keyes has a bachelor of economics, politics and philosophy degree from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.


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