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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Film Office Advisory Committee

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ted Serbinski, of Birmingham, and the reappointment of Bill Ludwig, of Birmingham, to the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council.

Housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the 14-member council advises the Michigan Film Office, governor and Legislature on how to promote and market aspects of the state's film industry.

"With the outstanding skills and experiences that these appointees bring, I am confident they will do great work in these roles," said Snyder.

Serbinski works with Detroit Venture Partners. He was director of technology for A&E Television and spent nearly a decade in the digital media industry. Serbinski serves on the boards of the Michigan Venture Capital Association; the executive, investment, and selection committees at TechTown; the Detroit Executive Advisory Board at Techweek, and as an adviser at Venture for America and the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund. Serbinski earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Cornell University. He represents broad areas of film and motion picture making, production of television programs and commercials, and related industries in Michigan and replaces Michael Moore.

Ludwig is founder and CEO of Resonance Group, a consulting firm for global and local marketers and advertising agencies. He served as CEO for Campbell Ewald. Ludwig earned a master’s degree in writing and film from Western Michigan University. He continues to represent residents of the state.

Members will serve four-year terms expiring Sept. 30, 2018. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.