Nominee Name:
Tim Clark
Film Commission:
Buffalo Niagara Film Office
Term Nomination:
2 Year Term

Nominee's Professional Brief

Nominee Professional Biography

Tim Clark has been Commissioner of the Buffalo Niagara Film Office for over a decade. He oversees production in Western New York State including the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

Tim has assisted in bringing some of the biggest movie studios as well as many smaller, independent productions to his region.

Additionally, Clark has aided in bringing hundreds of television shows to Western New York including NBC’s “The Office,” History Channel’s “Top Gear” and a recent Netflix show.

He is a long standing member of AFCI and was elected to the board 2 years ago. He has a 100% attendance record for the board meetings.

Prior to his appointment of Film Commissioner, he served as Regional Representative to the late Governor Mario Cuomo of New York and worked as Press Secretary to two Erie County Executives.

Before working in government Clark had a career in the television news industry as Managing Editor of WGRZ-TV (NBC) and Director of News Operations at WKBW-TV (ABC) in Buffalo.

Professional Knowledge, Skill sets, and Strategic planning Experience

In the two years I have served so far, I’ve brought ideas and resources in the areas of member recruitment and retention, professional development programs, marketing efforts through high profile industry partners, etc.

I believe that our organization is an important and fundamental component of any good film office program and that our network of members should continue to help one another as we face a changing landscape in the movie and television industry worldwide.

I’m very proud of my board colleagues and their many and varied talents. I believe that the current team of board members and staff have been working in a nice rhythm to provide a good mixture of leadership skills and decision making.

I’m also extremely grateful to the many former board members, seasoned members and even new members who have provided advice and help to me as an AFCI board representative and regional film commissioner. I found that worldwide fellowship and friendship to be invaluable and lasting.

Which areas of AFCI activities and programs do you think are of the most strategic importance to you and why?

I’ve learned so much from my AFCI colleagues and the many professional development opportunities that AFCI has presented over the years.

I look to continue to help foster these educational programs and to help the team bring dynamic speakers to keep members engaged and informed.

Professional development and networking is a fundamental and critical part of AFCI. I will always work to keep our network of members strong and focussed on excellence in our profession.

What is most appealing to you about serving on the board of directors?

Serving on the AFCI board for this past term has been rewarding and I am eager to volunteer again for this post.

I would like to continue to apply my experience and ideas to help boost membership, further market the organization as a relevant and important part of our industry and to support the development of professional education and industry engagement in our ever changing and growing business.

If re-elected I will continue to uphold the interest of all members worldwide as the foundation of my service to fellow film commissioners and to our industry.

I would be most honored to receive the vote of my fellow members around the world and I am grateful for the privilege to serve you.