Film Commissioner - Biography

Tracy Bennett’s Overview

Current

  • Film Commissioner at Maui County Film Office

Past

  • 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 to Present

Photographer, Producer
ChipShot Films 

March 1996 to 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.

Kicker 
NFL, World League, Arena League 
June 1990 to 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

Interests:

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 MauiFriends of Maui 

Investors Meet Film ProducersInvestors Meet Film Producers

Louisiana Film and Video Professionals  Louisiana Film & Video Professionals 

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