meet your KC film liasion

Kansas City Film Commissioner Stephane Scupham

Steph Scupham is an advocate for the talented professionals, cultivation of the local film and media community, and ideal locations of the KC metro area. She’d love to help you bring your project to Kansas City.

Job title

Kansas City Film Commissioner/Visit KC Film Manager

Career mantra

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford

Leisure pursuits

Yoga, reading, husband & daughter time, dogs, baseball, movies

Who Will Play Her in the Movie of Her Life

Sally Field + Sandra Bullock

Song on the Soundtrack of Her Life

Grazing in the Grass by the Friends of Distinction

Ready to roll? So are we.

Since leading the film office, Steph has assisted more than 700 productions (as of February 2018) – including NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” Discovery Life’s “New Girls on the Block” and the Cannes award-winning film “American Honey.” Steph organized the first Script-to-Screen show and tell at Maker Faire KC, sponsored the first ever bi-city film competition KC vs Chattanooga “Capture – A Filmmaking Project,” and represents KC at annual events and festivals like Locations Tradeshow and Sundance Film Festival. She architected Kansas City’s first ever local film incentive, making Kansas City the only city in America with a local incentive without also having a state incentive.


Stephane is passionate about supporting and promoting the KC production industry. She’s been involved in Kansas City FilmFest, and for four years was a regional Emmy judge. Steph was involved with JCCC’s Film Fest since 2001 as a judge and a panelist and was on the Advisory Board for JCCC’s Emerging Media program. She is a member of KC Women of Film and Television. She is currently an advisor to the Kansas City Film Society and serves as a board member of Missouri Motion Media Association and the KC Arts Industry Sector Council.