The San Francisco Film Commission works to develop, recognize and promote film activities in San Francisco. We work to promote the San Francisco Bay Area as a film destination while also working with the local film community to support local projects with significant ties to San Francisco.
An attorney by profession, Claudine Cheng has been in private practice providing advice on business strategies and regulatory compliance. Over the years, Ms. Cheng has been actively engaged in public and community service involving a wide range of policy areas.
Ms. Cheng’s public service experiences started with her appointment to serve as a Trustee of the California Housing Finance Agency, followed by an appointment to the California World Trade Commission. Subsequently, Ms. Cheng served on the San Francisco Election Task Force on Redistricting as well as on the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors for ten years.
In addition, Ms. Cheng has volunteered on many community boards and leadership positions including: the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), North Beach Citizens, A&PI Wellness Center, Pathway for Kids, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Bay Area World Trade Center, Music In Schools Today, Charity Cultural Services Center and the Japanese Community Youth Council.
A committed civic rights advocate, Ms. Cheng was the first person on the West Coast elected to serve as the National President of OCA, a national advocacy and education organization headquartered in Washington D.C. with over fifties chapters in the country. In that capacity, she was deeply involved in coalition-building efforts among minority communities. And, in furtherance of promoting appreciation of cultural diversity, she had led a successful advocacy campaign for the issuance of United States Postal Service commemorative stamps celebrating the Lunar New Year tradition. Currently, Ms. Cheng also serves as the President of the APA Heritage Foundation and coordinates San Francisco’s annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Born in Hong Kong, Ms. Cheng was a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California Hastings College of the Law.