Shusterman to chair House Tourism and Recreational Development Subcommittee on Arts and Entertainment

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, today was appointed Democratic chairwoman of the House Travel and Tourism’s Subcommittee on Arts and Entertainment. 

Shusterman’s experience in media and entertainment extend beyond this recent appointment. Prior to representing the 157th Legislative District, she worked as a director/producer for a variety of notable networks; and eight years ago started her own production company.

“I am excited to join this subcommittee as we work toward bringing Pennsylvania back as an entertainment powerhouse,” Shusterman said. “Our goal is to entice more television, film and other entertainment productions to invest in the commonwealth in order to create jobs for residents, increase tourism, and encourage overall local business patronage. We are committed to supporting arts and entertainment opportunities that will generate a massive economic impact on our state.”

The subcommittee reports to the Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, which is responsible for overseeing legislation pertaining to the state’s large tourism industry; has jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; and operates additional subcommittees on Recreation and Travel Promotion.