Steve Cohen of United Talent Agency shared incredible insights to a packed audience yesterday in Columbus at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. His comments complimented the updates shared by Film Commissioner Joel Slocumb about recent activity in the region along with updates about Flat Rock Studio, Columbus State University, Georgia Film Academy and advocacy efforts to promote rural film production.
Georgia’s extraordinary entertainment industry lies in its people. It is time to reach all Georgians and provide them with opportunities in this thriving Creative Economy.
The client contacts in attendance included Andrew Ratcliff, CEO of Tweed Recording Studio, Lynda Smith, Founder of Entertainment Tourism of Georgia, Dugan Bridges, President of F7 Film Distillery and William McLane, CEO of Yom Ice Cream.
The incentive helped Georgia weather a recession and build an industry. That impact on small businesses continues today. More than 15,000 Georgia businesses support our state’s film industry.
Technological advances – like AI, today’s headline-stealer — are touching every tool filmmakers use to tell a story, all along the line of pre-production, production and post-production.
“It is a unique opportunity to train our residents for the creative industry, so we can keep making movies and building this industry in our region.”
Stepping inside the Trilith Guesthouse in the Town of Trilith, just outside Trilith Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia, you immediately get a sense that this is where great stories will be made and shared.
As Kennedy claims, productions utilize various locations in regions all over Georgia – helping businesses like Yancey Bros. Co. to expand their network statewide.
The Columbus Film Office today announced that Steve Cohen, Head of UTA’s Atlanta office, will be the featured speaker at their next quarterly meeting. The meeting will be held at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on February 7th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.