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Proscia Chosen to Head Motion Picture and Television Commission

Michael W. Proscia of North Bergen has been appointed by Governor James E. McGreevy to become Chairman of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.

Proscia, a veteran of the film and television industry, has been affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes for over 45 years. He previously served as General Secretary-Treasurer of the International, as well as Chairman of the East Coast Council and President and Business Representative for Local 52. He is currently Assistant to the President of the IATSE.

A member of the Motion Picture and Television Commission since 1980, Proscia succeeds Gloria Monty (who served as Chairman since 1997). actress Celeste Holm, screenwriter and author JP Miller, and playwright Sidney Kingsley.

The Commission, which has been in operation since 1978, promotes motion picture and television production throughout New Jersey.

Last year, the agency attracted a record 692 projects to the state, generating $63 million for the local economy.

For more information, contact the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission (973-648-6279).

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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