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Recap with Photos: Cobb County’s Creative Industry Highlighted at Event in Marietta


Georgia Entertainment, in partnership with Cobb Travel and Tourism, held the third 2023 Georgia Unscripted Roadshow in Marietta last week. (See the reel and photos below.) The event focused on Cobb County including the cities of Smyrna, Mableton, Austell, Kennesaw, Powder Springs and others. It was standing room only as over 200 local business owners, entertainment executives along with dozens of legislators and government officials gathered to learn more about the creative economy in Cobb County.

The event was presented by FilmHedgePhilanthroFilms, and South Georgia Studios with premier partners Assembly StudiosBrasfield GorrieICPTrilith Studios, and Yancey Entertainment.

“The Atlanta Braves is far from the only entertainment economic activity happening in Cobb County,” said Randy Davidson, President of Georgia Entertainment. “It’s full service here – venues, catering, hotels, niche production facilities, everything needed for full productions in the region.”

The purpose of this and the other 8 roadshow events is to highlight Georgia’s creative economy and the impact of the entertainment industry in each community. The Cobb County event included comments from:

  • Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film & Entertainment Office
  • Mike Parsons, CEO of Laser Stream Media, Marietta
  • Roger Alexander, Alpha Male Visuals, Marietta
  • Erin Bethea, Greenlight Acting Studio, Kennesaw
  • Brennen Dicker, Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), GSU
  • Craig Dominey, Georgia Film Office
  • Kim Franz, Cobb Travel & Tourism, Film Liaison
  • Scott Votaw, Georgia Film Academy
  • Will Adamek, Owner, Atlanta Craft Services, Marietta
  • Michael Wolmer, Sales, Barbizon Lighting, Marietta
  • Mateo Palfreman, Director of Esports, Blue Mammoth, Cobb County
  • Brianna Shelko, Owner of Level Up Music Productions, Cobb County
  • Chris Ledoux, Co-Founder of Crafty Apes VFX, Smyrna 

Companies supporting the roadshow include Atlanta Craft Services, Apache Rental GroupBarnes & Thornburg LLPBarrow Group, Barbizon Lighting, Cinelease Studios, City National BankCabretta CapitalClassic TentsGeorgia Entertainment PR Alliance, Greenlight Acting Studios, GSB ArchitectsFitzHenry FilmsFlat Rock StudioGateway 85 CIDGhost GamingGreenspoon Marder LLPMoonshine Post ProductionPC&EReel SuppliesSkillshotSonesta Hotels, and Tweed Recording.

“We are honored to have so much support and participation from our state’s legislative body and local government officials,” said Jezlan Moyet, Senior Vice President, Georgia Entertainment. “These events allow creative professionals and policy makers to network and learn in a very special environment, by immersing them in the local creative scene. This included a taste of Cobb County’s finest, provided by Atlanta Craft Services and Mutation Brewing .” The communities for this year’s roadshow are North Fulton/Forsyth County, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Cobb County, Rome, Savannah, Warner Robins/Macon, and Valdosta.

Georgia Entertainment recognized elected legislators in attendance, honoring their service to the state of Georgia. Those present included Rep. Kasey Carpenter, Senator Michael ‘Doc’ Rhett, Rep. Solomon Adesanya, Rep. John Carson, Rep. Sharon Cooper, Rep. Lisa Campbell, Rep. Teri Anulewicz, Rep. Terry Cummings, Rep. Mary Frances Williams, Rep. Devan Seabaugh, Rep. Matt Barton, Rep. Debbie Buckner, Senator Ed Harbison, Rep. Doug Stoner, Senator Jason Esteves among other government officials in attendance.

Other organizations supporting the roadshow include Georgia Department of Economic DevelopmentGeorgia Music PartnersGeorgia Production PartnershipBIG Film and Entertainment AllianceGeorgia Film AcademyGeorgia Screen Entertainment Coalition,  Motion Picture AssociationConsulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States,  Georgia Game Developers AssociationGeorgia Regional Film and Entertainment AllianceGeorgia Latino Film Alliance, and Georgia CEO.

The next event will be a combined Georgia Entertainment 100 and Georgia Unscripted affair. It will be held August 30th in Augusta, Georgia. For more information about supporting the events, contact us and to RSVP click here.

Click on the photos below for larger renditions. 

Video & Photo Credit: Lena Song, alumni of Re:Imagine/ATL



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