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California Desert District Advisory Council

James Fitzpatrick

Public-at-large

Term expires:  12/31/10


James Fitzpatrick, who resides in North Hollywood, represents the public-at-large on the council.  Mr. Fitzpatrick is the deputy director for the California Film Commission.  Previously he was director of government & production affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America.  He is also a freelance assistant film director and production manager.  He has over 25 years experience filming in the desert and mountains and was instrumental in advocating passage of Public law 106-206, which sets commercial filming fee structure for commercial filming activities on Department of Interior managed public lands.  He also advised and consulted on a BLM and Forest Service self-study course on processing film permits.

Mr. Fitzpatrick has a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Fordham University, a master's degree in film & television production and screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University, and a master's of divinity in theology and communication arts from the Jesuit School of Theology.


James Fitzpatrick
James Fitzpatrick