Speaker Will Weatherford recently announced the appointment of Ana Salas Siegel to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council. Siegel has extensive film and entertainment industry experience. In fact, since 1999, Siegel has been in house counsel in the media and entertainment industry. Currently, she serves as the Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Fox Latin America Channels and Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Fox International Channels.

Siegel has sole responsibility for all legal matters relating to the operation of 40 pay TV channels; 2 production houses; and 3 sports facilities in Latin America as well as well as supervisory responsibility for certain cable network programming in the United States, and Asia/Middle East.

“The Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council gained another great Florida leader today,” said the Gus Corbella, Chair, Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council when Siegel was appointed to the Council. “Her strong media background will better position the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment to market and attract the industry to the Sunshine State.”

Siegel is actively involved with the Television Association of Programmers (TAP), where she served on the Senior Legal Committee and now serves on the Board of Trustees. Ana frequently speaks on international business, media and antipiracy matters at both industry and professional events.

The Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council guides and sets policy for the Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment in developing, marketing, promoting, and providing service to Florida's growing entertainment, film and television industry.

Speaker Weatherford named Siegel to serve as an appointee on the Council for a term of office that begins immediately and expires June 30, 2018.

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