Peter Hawley

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Peter Hawley

 

In his role as Director of the Illinois Film Office, Peter and his team strive to make Illinois the best state in the country for film and television production.  In addition, the IFO is actively trying to build the infrastructure needed, film studios and production crews, to attract projects to Illinois from around the country and around the world.

Peter has been an Illinois-based filmmaker for more than 30 years.  He has written and directed the feature film,Victimless Crimes, directed or produced numerous television commercials, music videos, and award-winning documentary films. Beginning in 1996 he began his college teaching career at Columbia College Chicago.  In 2007 he was one of the original faculty members at Flashpoint Chicago, and named Dean in 2014. He became Dean of Columbia College Hollywood in 2016, merging both campuses.  Peter began teaching at Loyola University Chicago in 2017.  On May 1, 2019 he became the Director of the Illinois Film Office.