Fla. Governor Rick ScottTALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Gary Bryan Anderson to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council. Anderson, 48, of Tallahassee, is the vice president of governmental relations at HCA Healthcare. He succeeds Tom W. Roush, and is appointed for a term beginning March 8, 2013, and ending August 20, 2016.

The Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council was formed as a result of legislation signed into law by the Governor Jeb Bush, July 1, 1999. Created in accordance with Chapter 288.1252 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council consists of 17 members, seven appointed by the Governor, five appointed by the President of the Senate, and five appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Film Commissioner, a representative of Enterprise Florida, Inc., a representative of Workforce Florida, Inc., and a representative of the Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation (Visit Florida) serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the council, and are in addition to the 17 appointed members of the Council.

The purpose of the Council is to serve as an advisory body to the Department of Economic Opportunity and to the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment to provide these offices with industry insight and expertise related to developing, marketing, promoting, and providing service to Florida’s entertainment industry.