William Hammargren

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Film Commissioner
Savannah Film Office

William Hammargren has worked professionally in the film and television industry for more than a decade serving on a wide variety of commercial, documentary, television and film projects. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, he began his career there as a production assistant at Spy Hop Productions. While at the company, he produced and coordinated short documentaries and public service announcements for non-profit organizations such as the United Way.

William P. Hammargren & Steve AdamsWilliam moved to Savannah in 2003 to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design. It didn’t take him long to fall in love with Savannah’s friendly people, impeccable beauty, and creative ambition. After graduation in 2007, he went to work full time as a videographer for WJCL and FOX 28. He was quickly promoted to head of his department, where he coordinated a massive technological upgrade to make the station Savannah’s first high definition broadcast news outlet.

Outside of television, William worked as a freelance Producer and Assistant director on commercial campaigns and independent film productions. The experience introduced him to the talented and passionate film community in Savannah. Seeing the untapped potential for growth of media production in the area, he began to dedicate much of his free time to supporting the community and promoting Savannah.

It was this passion that led him to the Savannah Film Office in 2012 to work as the office’s Location Specialist. That same year he completed a Masters of Business Administration at South University. He has worked to recruit numerous productions to the city and encourage the jobs and positive economic impact they bring. Such work requires numerous community partners and William continues to make contacts that help him ensure a heathy and sustainable media industry in Savannah that benefits the community as a whole. Now Director of the office, continues his service to the citizens of Savannah and is honored to help guide the development of film and media production in the area.

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