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Four Corners Film Office Announces Schwantes as Coordinator

November 15, 2013

The Four Corners Film Office (4CFO) is pleased to announce Lisa Schwantes as the organization’s new coordinator.

Schwantes will assist the 4CFO in its role as a liaison between production companies and the local community. Schwantes will also track the economic impact of the number of productions taking place in the area, the number of local jobs created and businesses utilized during productions.

Schwantes will continue the close working relationship with the Colorado Office of Television & Media State Film Commission and establish strong associations with other area film commissions, chambers, tourism offices and economic development groups in Colorado and the surrounding four corners states; New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

“The 4CFO can play such an important role in boosting our local economy,” said Schwantes. “I’m looking forward to this new and exciting challenge of working in our local southwest area by way of a new industry; film production.”

Schwantes currently works with other area organizations including the La Plata Economic Development Alliance and Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and has worked for the Durango Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Health Advisory Council and the US Senate. Schwantes has been a resident of La Plata County for 26 years.

The 4CFO assists filmmakers, production companies, local business and communities by acting as an information hub and facilitator for production needs in Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners Region. The 4CFO is part of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, and is funded by both public and private, including government, tourism entities, private businesses and grants. For more information about the 4CFO, please go to or call 720-295-6570.

Four Corners Film Office c/o Region 9 EDD 295 A. Girard St. Durango, CO 81301