Lindsey Ashley of the Texas Film Commission was awarded the coveted Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship at AFCI Locations Show 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to an AFCI Member Film Commission administrator or staff person interested in beginning or continuing their film commission training and professional development.

The Scholarship was created in memory of the late Ms. Dancy Jones, film commissioner for the State of Tennessee, USA, and also longtime AFCI Board Member and Advisor. It honors Dancy’s legendary dedication to a strong, effective AFCI organization by fostering knowledgeable film commission members worldwide.

Lindsey Ashley was selected to receive the scholarship from a group of AFCI member applicants spanning the globe.

“Recognition of my commitment to the creative community in Texas is a very special honor and I look forward to learning best practices for Film Tourism from the great successes of my film commission colleagues from around the world,” said Ashley. “Sincerest thanks to AFCI and the Dancy Jones Professional Development Task Force for awarding me with this wonderful opportunity to represent my state at this year’s Cineposium conference in Barcelona, Spain.”

“Learning is a lifelong endeavor, especially for AFCI members committed to being valuable entertainment industry partners,” said Kevin Clark, Executive Director of the AFCI. “We are pleased to reward Lindsey for her desire to deliver outstanding service to the industry with the guidance of the AFCI’s professional development program.”

For 30 years, the AFCI’s annual Locations Show has starred as the premier gathering of location filmmakers featuring attention-grabbing exhibits and provocative discussions.

The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the global professional organization whose members are film commissioners that assist film, television and video production throughout the world.  It is a non-profit educational association whose network of members serves as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions.