Beth Nelson, AFCI Certified Film Commissioner, is the Executive Director of the Savannah Regional Film Commission. She promotes the Savannah region to the entertainment industry, serving as a liaison between film companies and local municipalities, providing assistance to production companies filming in the area, and supporting local crew and businesses. She has worked as a location manager for film, television, and commercials, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the entertainment industry. She holds a Master of Education degree from Armstrong State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia. Beth is a founding member of Savannah Women in Film and Television.
Assistant to Executive Director
Renée Leventis is the Office Manager for the Savannah Regional Film Commission. She shares in the responsibility of providing assistance to production companies filming in the area, and supporting and updating the local crew and businesses database. She has worked for more than 11 years in the film industry in many different capacities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performance Theater with a Minor in Criminal Justice from the College of Charleston and a Master of Fine Arts degree from SCAD in Film and Television Production and Direction. She is a member of the Savannah Women in Film and Television.
Katie Schuck is a freelance filmmaker and producer with more than 12 years’ experience on feature films, commercials, studio television productions and nationally syndicated talk shows. As the location specialist for the Savannah Regional Film Commission, she promotes Savannah’s best locations to prospective productions. Katie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film production from DeSales University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from SCAD in Film and Television Production. She currently serves on several boards, including the Savannah Film Academy Advisory Board, Film Biz Recycling’s board, and the executive board of Savannah Women in Film and Television (SWIFT).
Location Scout / Photographer
Andy Young has worked as a freelance location scout and location manager for feature films, commercials and still photography since 1994. Andy has simultaneously worked assisting the City of Savannah in attracting productions through location scouting and photography for 20 years. Andy studied art and photography at The University of the Arts and SCAD.