Cardellia Hunter is a 15-year entertainment industry veteran with experience in music, television and film production. She is currently the Director of Film and Entertainment for the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office, where she serves as the liaison to the State film office, and collaborates with other city stakeholders on film and workforce development initiatives. She leads the permitting process for productions of all sizes and promotes first-in-class engagement between film productions and the local community via Set South Atlanta - an initiative she launched in 2018. Cardellia oversees all community engagement platforms pertaining to filming — from production to liaisons — while also managing the office's annual operations budget. Some of her favorite films that she has worked with include Fast & Furious Franchise, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Baby Driver.
Cardellia has received numerous accolades from her peers, including the Locations Manager Guild International Award for her work on the film Baby Driver. She is certified by the Association of Film Commissioners and is an active member of Women In Film & Television Atlanta and Black Women's Film Network. She was acknowledged with an award by her alma mater Grambling State University, Office of Alumni Affairs as a 2019 Gramfam Influencer.
Cardellia graduated from Grambling State University with a B.S. in Marketing. The Los Angeles native currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Gerald. She has three adult children; Brittnee, Blair, and Kori.
Communication Leadership Time management Resilience
Project Management Problem Solving Attention to Detail
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) -Henry County Chapter
Communications and Public Relations, Chair
Grambling University National Alumni Association - Metro Atlanta Chapter
Membership Committee, Chair
Golf Gals - A non-profit social/recreation organization that is of public service
Member since 2019
I Do Film Atlanta - A Community Engagement platform focused on all things film in Georgia
Founder and Executive Director
Grambling State University
Bachelor's Degree, Marketing