The Indiana Office of Tourism Development has named Amy Howell director of Film Indiana. Film Indiana is the state support office for the film, television, commercial and new media industries. The primary objectives are to promote Indiana assets and destinations to prospective film makers and assist companies seeking production services in the state. Film Indiana has transitioned from The Indiana Economic Development Corp. to the tourism department. IOTD’s focus will be to build on the solid foundation established by IEDC. It will manage an online location database and production services directory that provides technical support to the film industry. Both resources will be housed on IOTD’s Film Indiana micro website. Howell’s leadership skills and expertise with small and large scale productions is extensive. A four-time Emmy award winning producer, she brings 19 years of television production experience to her role. Howell also serves as director of communications and media relations for the IOTD. Film Indiana will also engage in partnerships with film festivals in an effort to attract more film production to Indiana. The organization will promote these events to gain marketing exposure for the state.