Mayor finally appoints city’s new film director

It took a while, but the Film Commission nominated a candidate for Mayor Gavin Newsom to appoint as executive director of the Film Commission.

The decision came following a closed-session commission meeting Friday morning.

Hours following the nomination, Newsom announced his decision.

He accepted the nominee of Susannah Robbins as executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission.

“Robbins has over 9 years experience in film production, research and project management for major film and motion picture studios such as Disney and 20th Century Fox, and noted movie directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Chris Columbus,” the announcement says.

“Susannah brings her innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to San Francisco and will transform her bold ideas to put our city in the forefront of filmmaking and economic development,” Newsom said in a statement. “Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable in promoting San Francisco’s unique world-class reputation in Hollywood and the international movie industry.”

Robbins will make a salary of $120,000. She starts Sept. 8.

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