Part of Film Commission

February 13, 2023 Special Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2023

In this page:


    1. Call to order / roll call


      • Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

        • The San Francisco Film Commission and Film SF staff acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush (rah-my- toosh) Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land, and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost, nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the Ancestors, Elders, and Relatives of the Ramaytush Ohlone community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.


      • Commission meeting agreements

        • Create and maintain brave space.
        • Offer what you can, ask for what you need.
        • Notice the space you occupy (step up/fall back).
        • Be respectful of other people's perspectives and where they are in their learning.
        • Conflict is an opportunity to learn.
        • Share what you have been given permission to share by the owner of that experience.
        • Show empathy.
        • Mute your mics if you are not speaking.
        • Be brave on camera, as appropriate.
        • Take care of yourselves and notice your body and your reaction to things.
        • Please take notes to help with future discussions.
        • Be respectful of time.
    2. Budget review [Discussion and Action]

      By Executive Director Manijeh Fata and Chief Financial Officer of OEWD Merrick Pascual.  FY 23-24 and FY 24-25 proposed budget.

    3. AB 361 legislation resolution [Discussion and Action]

      Discussion and possible motion to adopt a resolution setting forth findings required under Assembly Bill 361 that would allow the Film Commission to hold meetings remotely according to the modified Brown Act teleconferencing set forth in AB 361. 

    4. Approval of minutes from previous meeting [Action]

      Presentation of and possible action to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2023 Commission meeting.

    5. Film SF Staff Report [Discussion]

      By Executive Director Manijeh Fata and Film SF Staff Ismael Castillo and Zefania Preza. 

      This report will include

      1. Film festival guide
      2. Ethics reminders
    6. President’s report [Discussion]

      By President Villy Wang. 

      This report will include

      1. Welcome Franco Finn to Commission
      2. Review priorities for 2023 that Commissioners will work on
    7. Announcements and resource sharing

      This item is to allow Commissioners to bring any announcements or resource sharing to this meeting.

    8. General public comment

      Members of the public can comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.

    9. Adjournment

    Date & Time

    Monday, February 13, 2023
    2:00 pm


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    Meeting Recording

    Video recordings of the San Francisco Film Commission Meetings


    Special Meeting Minutes: Film Commission February 13, 2023



    Any materials distributed to the members of the Film Commission within 72 hours of the meeting or after the agenda packet has been delivered to the members are available for inspection at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 473, San Francisco, CA 94102, during regular business hours. Info: Zefania Preza, 415-554-6241

    Please note that the Film Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Film Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Film Commission. Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item.

    Cell phones

    Cell phones

    The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical‐based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.

    Disability access

    Disability access

    To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Zefania Preza, 415-554-6241 or, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.

    Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

    Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

    Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554 7724; by fax at 415-554-5784; or by email at Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, at the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City’s website at


    Language access

    Language access

    Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Commission Clerk Zefania Preza at 415-554-6241 or at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Late requests will be honored if possible.

    Lobbyist ordinance

    Lobbyist ordinance

    Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100-2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415-252-3100, fax 415-252-3112 and website:


    Last updated March 27, 2023