In 1980, Governor James B. Hunt established the North Carolina Film Office to give the state's economy a boost through the recruitment of movies, television shows, and other similar productions. He appointed as director Bill Arnold, who was serving as director of travel and tourism. Arnold went to Los Angles and visited film studios to learn what a film company wanted from a state film office. In 1981, Hollywood came calling with its first film for production, called Brainstorm. From being unknown as a film location in 1980, the state hosted fifty-nine features and produced $655 million in production revenues by 1985. Today, the state has a resident crew-base of more than 2,000 professionals, 400 in-state production and support-service companies, eight studio complexes, and 32 soundstages.