Warner Brothers' Bill Bowling and Warner Roadshow Studios' Michael Lake have joined the Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet) as advisors.

Worldwide Location Executive at Warner Bros Pictures, Bowling has been locations manager for 50 Hollywood films, including Independence Day, Saving Private Ryan and Enemy Of The State.

President of Warner Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia, Lake previously produced The Matrix, Oceans Eleven and Oceans Twelve while at Village Roadshow.

Launched in 2004 in conjunction with the BIFCOM locations event in Busan, AFCNet now has 30 member commissions from eight nations - Korea, Japan, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia (Vladivostok) and Singapore.

'People think of Asia as a difficult place to shoot in, but AFCNet provides networked services and we're working to shorten the distance between Hollywood and Asia,' says Julie Kim, project manager at the AFCNet Secretariat in Busan.

Headed by Park Kwang-su, who is also head of the Asian Film Market, AFCNet has been circulating an Asian Location Directory in the US and Europe, exchanging industry information, and promoting Asian locations.

The AFCNet board appointed Bowling and Lake as advisors on April 15 at a board meeting during the AFCI Locations Trade Show in Santa Monica.