Taylor Hackford will deliver the keynote speech at the Association of Film Commissioners International's (AFCI) Cineposium International Conference 2007 in New Mexico on Aug 28.

'Taylor Hackford appreciates the partnership that exists between film commissioners and film-makers,' AFCI's board president Robin James said. 'We are quite honoured to have the opportunity to gain insights from one of the best in the business.'

Hackford earned an best director Oscar nomination for Ray and his films include An Officer And A Gentleman and The Devil's Advocate.

For further information about the Cineposium visit www.afci.org/events/cineposium.htm.