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CMU Tech Instructor of Digital Filmmaking Josh Meuwly Named Grand Junction Film Commission Regional Liaison

Western Colorado’s media landscape is getting a boost with the recent appointment of CMU Tech Instructor of Digital Filmmaking Josh Meuwly as the Grand Junction Film Commission regional liaison. This collaboration between Colorado Mesa University and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, a subdivision of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), will help elevate the film scene of western Colorado.

With a wealth of experience in the film and media industry, Meuwly assumed this pivotal role in November 2023. The appointment underscores the region’s emerging potential as a hub for supporting film, media and television sector needs as well as ensuring collaboration across universities, the state and various stakeholders. 

“Regional liaisons serve as invaluable bridges connecting the Colorado film office with local communities, resources and diverse landscapes,” said Film Commissioner  Donald Zuckerman.

In his capacity as the regional liaison for western Colorado for the OEDIT, Meuwly aims to share his expertise with regional content creators, filmmakers and media professionals.

“This is an exciting opportunity to foster the growth of the film and media industry in this region,” Meuwly said. “I look forward to collaborating with local crews, talent and production professionals to connect our community to the wider world of cinema. Together, we’ll make western Colorado a vibrant destination for film and media production.”

The Grand Junction Film Commission will play a pivotal role in assisting filmmakers with navigating permitting, identifying locations and connecting crews and support services.

As regional liaison, Meuwly is partnering with Downtown Grand Junction to bring various film location scouts to the Grand Valley, offering them an immersive tour of the area’s unique landscapes. He’s also spearheading discussion for the much-anticipated return of the GJ Film Festival.

As part of their commitment to the local filmmaking community, the Grand Junction Film Commission is actively seeking to expand their roster of local crew and talent, which aligns with their mission to support and connect professionals within the region. Additionally, a special documentary production is on the horizon, presenting opportunities for CMU Tech students to get involved and gain valuable experience.

As the curtain rises on western Colorado’s burgeoning film scene and with Meuwly at the helm of the Grand Junction Film Commission, western Colorado is becoming a canvas for cinematic dreams to unfold. 


Written by Madelynn Fellet