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Tracy BennettTracy Bennett's Overview

  • Film Commissioner at Maui County Film Office
  • Photographer, Producer at ChipShot Films
  • Kicker at NFL, World League, Arena League

Tracy Bennett's Summary
In October 2013, I was appointed by Mayor Alan Arakawa to be the new Maui County Film Commissioner. After a 17 year career as a photographer in the movie business, I am changing career paths, and striving to utilize the contacts and relationships I have made with actors, directors, producers and studio executives to promote Maui as not only a filming destination, but a major production hub west of California. I will be involved with every aspect of film and television production in Maui County, including the new 25% tax incentive, and one of the most amazing and diverse filming locations in the world.

Tracy Bennett's Experience
Film Commissioner
Maui County Film Office

October 2013 – Present

Photographer, Producer
ChipShot Films

March 1996 – October 2013 (17 years 8 months)
17 years experience as a Motion Picture Still Photographer. I also have a production company, focusing on feature films, called ChipShot Films.

NFL, World League, Arena League
June 1990 – November 1995 (5 years 6 months) Denver, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando

Tracy Bennett's Skills & Expertise
  1. Motion Picture Production, Finance, Tax Incentives
  2. Film Production
  3. Still Photography
  4. Feature Films
  5. Photography
  6. Film
  7. Video Production
  8. Lighting

Tracy Bennett's Additional Information

Professional Memberships: Member, NFL Alumni Association Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 (International Cinematographers Guild) Member, Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Member, Hawaiian Film & Entertainment Board Member, Association of Film Commissioners International

Groups and Associations
20th Century Fox
 20th Century Fox 
 AFCI and Former Film Commissioners Group
 AFCI & Former Film Commissioners Group
 American Film Market  American Film Market
 Eerie Horror Film Festival and Expo  Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo
 Entertainment Partners Financial Solutions Forum  Entertainment Partners Financial Solutions Forum
 Film Financing Group  Film Financing Group
 Film Tax Incentives  Film Tax Incentives
 Four Seasons Resorts Lanai  Four Seasons Resorts Lanai
 Friends of Maui
 Friends of Maui
 Investors Meet Film Producers
 Investors Meet Film Producers
 Louisiana Film and Video Professionals  Louisiana Film & Video Professionals
 Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Maui County Film Office (MCFO)

Office of Economic Development - MCFO

2200 Main St, Suite 305
Wailuku, HI  96793

Ph: (808) 270-8237
Fx: (808) 270-7995
Haunted Collector
"I've spoken with hundreds of film commissioners over the years as I've produced close to 200 episodes of non-fiction television and have never had such an amazing experience as I had working with film commissioner Harry Donenfeld. He literally flew me out and gave a personalized scouting tour of the island introducing me to locals and opening doors. I hope to come back many more times"

- Jennifer Hutchins- Supervising Producer- Haunted Collector- Syfy