"About ten years ago the largest newspaper in the state of West Virginia, the Charleston Gazette, did a story on the history of filmmaking in the state. David Vick, the graphics editor, redid the state seal showing a miner and a farmer with the state motto, "Montani Semper Liberi", with a film librarian, Steve Fesenmaier, on the left, and Robert Gates, a filmmaker, on the right, replacing the state motto with "Semper cinema liberi." This new version of the state seal has been posted on the website for the Landmark Studio for the Arts' upcoming WV Filmmakers Film Festival. It may be the ONLY state seal ever redone with a librarian."
Information provided by WV Filmmakers' Film Festival programmer, Steve Fesenmaier.