Georgia Entertainment, in partnership with the City of Warner Robins held the sixth 2023 Georgia Unscripted Roadshow at the Museum of Aviation last week. The event focused on Middle Georgia including the cities of Macon and Perry. Local business owners, entertainment executives, and creatives along with legislators and government officials gathered to learn more about the creative economy in Middle Georgia.
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The event was presented by FilmHedge, PhilanthroFilms, and South Georgia Studios with premier partners Assembly Studios, Brasfield Gorrie, ICP, Trilith Studios, Yancey Entertainment. Local partners included The Butcher Shop, and Parrish Construction.
“Middle Georgia’s creative force is thriving” said Randy Davidson, President of Georgia Entertainment. “Local festivals including the Macon Film Festival and Macon Pops, are great examples of the regions efforts to support the entertainment industry and create opportunities in film, music, digital production, and esports.”
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 Middle Georgia event included comments from:
- Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film & Entertainment Office
- Matthew Gambill, Georgia State House Rep., Business Development Manager, Parrish Construction
- Mayor LaRhonda Patrick, City of Warner Robins
- Aaron Buzza, Senior Vice President Macon Convention Visitor Bureau, Camera Ready Liaison
- Brennen Dicker, Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), GSU
- Scott Votaw, Georgia Film Academy
- Amy Dean, Co-Owner, The Butcher Shop
- Steve Moretti, Co-Founder of Macon Pops
- Michael Brown, Founder, Vicarious PR
- Karan Kendrick, Actress & Founder of The Kendrick Academy
Companies supporting the roadshow include Apache Rental Group, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Barrow Group, Barbizon Lighting, Cinelease Studios, City National Bank, Cabretta Capital, Classic Tents, Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance, GSB Architects, FitzHenry Films, Flat Rock Studio, Gateway 85 CID, Ghost Gaming, Greenspoon Marder LLP, Moonshine Post Production, PC&E, Reel Supplies, Skillshot, Sonesta 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.” 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 and local officials in attendance including Rep. Bethany Ballard, Rep. Josh Bonner, Rep. Matthew Gambill, Rep. Shaw Blackmon, Senator Larry Walker and others.
Other organizations supporting the roadshow include Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Music Partners, Georgia Production Partnership, BIG Film and Entertainment Alliance, Georgia Film Academy, Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, Motion Picture Association, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States, Georgia Game Developers Association, Georgia Regional Film and Entertainment Alliance, Georgia Matters, Coastal Entertainment Alliance, Entertainment Tourism Alliance and Georgia CEO.
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Video & Photo Credit: Rosa Waite, Georgia Entertainment