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The Minard Wong Foundation’s Timely Formation, Intersecting with Entertainment

The Minard Wong Foundation intersects with the entertainment industry on many levels. Tim is CEO of Eclipse Gaming Systems headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. The company focuses on select commercial gaming markets blending experience and agility to create captivating slot games. Besides being an award-winning keynote speaker and best-selling author, Didi is also a film and TV producer and financier.

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World Box Office: John Wick: Chapter 4 demolished

Keanu Reeves and his hunted assassin alter ego accomplished what only a few succeeded to do. On its fourth and supposedly adieu installment, John Wick: Chapter 4 demolished – just like how opponents are vanquished in the film – its predecessors’ opening records and also dealt a blow to its competition.

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Real Estate and Entertainment: Commercial market review

There has been so much happening in the commercial real estate space related to film and entertainment in Georgia recently. Raulet Property Partners sold Eastside Stageworks, Gray’s Assembly Studios prepares to open in June 2023, and Patrick Millsaps reportedly wants to build a film production campus double the size of Trilith and quadruple the size of Tyler Perry Studios.

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Savannah Music Festival Gears Up

Celebrated for distinctive live performances spanning American and international roots music, jazz, classical, jam, rock and blues genres in beautiful, historic Savannah, Georgia, the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is gearing up for a stellar 2023 season, which runs from March 23 through April 8, 2023.

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Atlanta Mayor Announces Appointments to Arts Advisory Committee

“There are many voices in the Atlanta Arts community and we are looking forward to working with them as we shape the future of Arts and Culture and secure Atlanta’s presence on the international stage,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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2023 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Finalists

From 1,921 total submissions, there now remain only 18 feature film screenplays, 11 pilots, and 8 shorts. To call these 37 wonderful screenplays the lucky few still in competition would be a disservice to the amazing talent on the page, but we do hope you join us in wishing their authors nothing but luck and fortune with the rest of the competition and with their screenwriting careers!

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GGDA: Best in Georgia Livestream 7 pm March 28

All Georgia’s game jam locations nominated their top game to take part in the GGDA’s annual Best in Georgia competition. We got our first look at all these games March 2, as the teams showed off what they have created and let you in on the great things they have planned.

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Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta 2023

This event takes place on Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 12 pm to 7pm, at the Wild Heaven Brewery and Gardens, 1010 White Street, Atlanta, GA, 30310. We will have Short Film Screenings, Industry Panels, Table Reads, Filmmaker Q&As, Networking, and the Awards Ceremony.

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Flat Rock Studio in Full Swing as Catalyst Productions Takes the Operating Lead at the Columbus, Georgia-based Studio

Over the past 60 days, the company has engaged numerous producers and directors with projects slated to film in 2023. “Georgia is already on the mind of any serious filmmaker. Our job has been to expose the amenities and features of Flat Rock Studio, the extremely talented local workforce and the beauty of Columbus to those considering where to film their next project.” John Mock, CEO

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South Georgia’s Oscar Ties

Husband and wife Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, and friend Walton Coggins won the Academy Award several years ago for best live-action short film for writing, directing, acting and producing “The Accountant,” a movie about two brothers who hire an eccentric accountant to help them save the family farm.

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Matt Davis of Reel Supplies: From the big screen to small business success, How film creates jobs in Georgia

Matt Davis is the Founder and President of Reel Supplies based in Georgia. The company provides building products and supplies exclusively to the film and entertainment industry. Today he talks about the economic impact and jobs created as a result of film activity in Georgia and the rippling impact for the state’s economy as Reel Supplies acquires their products from other Georgia-based companies.  

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Speaker Burns & Lt. Governor Jones Join with Governor Kemp to Announce Review of Georgia’s Tax Credits

Today, Speaker of the House Jon Burns and Lt. Governor Burt Jones join with Governor Brian Kemp to announce that the Georgia General Assembly will undertake a thorough review of all Georgia tax credits, including Georgia’s film tax credit, later this year. This review is meant to support Georgia businesses while ensuring a significant return on investment for Georgia’s taxpayers.

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Vanity Fair: Jimmy Carter, the Forgotten Movie Mogul?

It was the visionary Jimmy Carter—Georgia’s governor from 1971 to 1975—who first turned the state’s business hub into a production-friendly playground for entertainment companies. As early as 1973, he established a state film commission in Georgia, the first entity of its kind outside of California.

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VSU Alumnus, Filmmaker Introduces “The Buick Special” to South Georgia Film Festival Audiences

Right before I graduated in Fall 2019, I was approached by two incredibly talented and gifted women — Cathy Parker and Honnie Korngold. They were fiercely passionate about bringing film to South Georgia, something I very much wanted to see happen myself, and they offered me the chance to work with them in doing just that. It’s amazing to see that dream become a reality!

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Raulet Property Sells Eastside Stageworks, Lists Westside Stageworks for Sale

Raulet Property Partners has sold an Eastside Stageworks to Niantic Partners. CoStar reports the selling price at $14.5 million –  more than four times its 2016 purchase price and a sign that growth in the Georgia film industry continues to attract investor interest. Warner Bros. Entertainment has been leasing the space since 2016 and will remain the sole tenant according to the story. 

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Celebrate Women in Entertainment on International Women’s Day

Georgia Entertainment News in partnership with the Savannah Regional Film Commission, Savannah Film Alliance, and Georgia Production Partnership invite you to #EmbraceEquity. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, enjoy a time of networking and learning about the latest in film and entertainment in Georgia and the Savannah region while honoring women. 

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South Georgia Studios Brings Pitchfest to 2023 SGFF

South Georgia Studios is looking for your best movie pitches. Saturday March 4, during this year’s South Georgia Film Festival, participants will be able to spend 3 minutes pitching their film and television ideas to producers who can help turn their films into reality as part of the 2023 SGFF Pitchfest.

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