Paul Sirmons’ career as a director, producer, line producer and production manager in both movies and TV covers 35 years. He served as Florida’s State Film Commissioner in the office of Governor Jeb Bush from 2005 to 2008, where he created Florida’s film incentive program that has attracted thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in direct spending to the state.
He line-produced the recent movies Home Run, Letters to God and To Write Love on Her Arms, which has a planned September release from Sony, as well as the upcoming Dr. James Dobson documentary series Building A Family Legacy. He produced the movie The Way Back Home, starring Ruby Dee, Julie Harris and Michael King.
He directed and produced the family movie The First of May, which starred Broadway legend Julie Harris, Mickey Rooney and Dan Byrd, and featured a rare cameo by Yankee baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.
He was a DGA 1st Assistant Director for 20 years on many TV series, including Quantum Leap, Falcon Crest, Seaquest and Our House. The first series he worked on as a 2nd Assistant Director was the classic family series The Waltons.
Sirmons serves on advisory councils for three colleges: the University of Florida, Valencia College and Full Sail University.