Deputy undersecretary of Defense for industrial affairs and
installations John B. Goodman will tour Naval Station Treasure
Island, San Francisco, Calif., and hold a media availability
there Monday, October 28, 1996, at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The purpose of Goodman's visit is to introduce new
Department of Defense procedures aimed at helping local
communities and the entertainment industry more easily use
closing bases for making motion picture and television
productions. Treasure Island is a 1993 base closure and home for
the set of television's Nash Bridges, as well as for production
of several major motion pictures including Jade, James and the
Giant Peach, Flubber, and Copycat. According to the Bay
Area Economic Forum, the film and television industry employ
36,000 people and provide an additional $1.66 billion to the Bay
Area economy annually.
Goodman's tour of the naval station will begin at about 12
noon (PST). He will be accompanied by San Francisco Mayor Willie
Brown, Nash Bridges star Don Johnson, and CBS executive vice
president Billy Campbell. Representatives from a number of
organizations instrumental in the development of the new
procedures also will attend the event.
Media interested in covering Goodman's tour and press
availability should contact Ken McNeill at (415) 395-5013; they
should arrive at Building One, Treasure Island's Main Gate, no
later than 11:45 a.m. (PST).