UpClose with Ken Chapa
Ken Chapa, 33, is to the go-to guy for productions that want to film in Arizona. His title is film office manager in the Arizona Department of Commerce. It's a role that requires wearing many hats. He markets the tax-credit incentives available to production companies that film in Arizona. (Another Commerce employee crunches the numbers.) He breaks down scripts for location possibilities and helps film companies scout locations - or refers them to local scouts who can, in addition to working with them to secure filming permits across the state.