Georgetown business leader joins D.C. Council staff

Photo by Beth Webster
Beth Webster and Michael Bolton at the Emmys
Beth Webster and Michael Bolton at the Emmys

Beth Webster, well-known in business circles in Georgetown, has been named the new Business and Community Outreach Director for the D.C. Council Committee on Small and Local Business Development chaired by Councilmember Vincent Orange. In addition to staffing a recent hearing on small business job creation, including witnesses from Georgetown, Webster is focused on attracting television and movie production to the District.

Kathy Griffith, Vincent DePaul, Beth Webster (Photo by: Courtesy Beth Webster) Kathy Griffith, Vincent DePaul, Beth Webster
"We are elated to have Beth on staff," said Orange. "She has the skills, energy and motivation to assist in achieving the mission of the Committee on Small and Local Business Development."

To attract more film and television production, Webster said, the District needs "an attractive incentive package, providing an environment for production crews, additional and sizable sound stages and decreasing obstacles to permitting on the Federal and local levels." A public hearing on the issue is scheduled  November 9th at 10:00 am in the John A. Wilson Building.

"We hope these presentations by experts will assist us in making the case to both our executive and legislative branches of government," Webster said. Experts from Beverly Hills, New York, and other filmmaking hubs are scheduled to appear.

In addition to her work for the Georgetown Business Association, Webster is connected in Hollywood, having attended the recent Emmy Awards.
"Our goal is to make D.C. more movie friendly, to increase film and television production, create jobs, and make D.C. a destination of choice for production. Ideally, we would like to have two permanent television series produced here," she added. 

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Congratulations Beth on your new job! Having already observed you in-action, I have tremendous respect for you and your colleagues dedication and the long hours you keep. Hopefully, Georgetown can become the hub for the production offices and feeder industries.

Jacob Warner

It is refreshing to see an active step in increasing film and televison in D.C. I am pleased that Beth Webster is heading that cause. Ms. Webster has the drive and the knowledge in the film and TV world to educate and support commerce in D.C. This effort will help stimulate the economy locally. The will facilitate more actors,cameramen, grips, costumers, cast and crews to have jobs in their HOME TOWN.



Congratulations Beth - I'm so happy to hear your good news and wish you well with the job!! DC needs more people like you!