Congratulations to Dawn Keezer, recipient of the 2017 Women of Distinction Award in the Arts & Education category!
As director of The Pittsburgh Film Office, Dawn Keezer has put the southwestern Pennsylvania region on the map for film and television production. Since 1994, Keezer has successfully attracted 141 feature film and television projects to the region, in the process helping infuse more than $1.2 billion into the southwestern Pennsylvania economy from film-based production.
Keezer played an instrumental role in the creation of “Creativity in Focus,” the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s film industry tax credit program.
In addition, she created the “Lights! Glamour! Action!”™ Oscar® party and the Friends of the Film Office (FOFO) Membership Program to raise additional funds for the Pittsburgh Film Office.
In 2006, the Pittsburgh Film Office opened a satellite office in Los Angeles. Since that time, Keezer serves the Pittsburgh Film Office by marketing the southwestern Pennsylvania film industry to studios and production companies from her office in Los Angeles.