The Association of Film Commissioners International announced its 2018 Board of Directors, as well as the latest crop of film commissioners worldwide to earn AFCI Certification.
Craig tells us how important it is to have Georgia-based content developers. This includes positions like writers, producers, and directors.
In 2018, re:imagine/ATL is launching a new series of Saturday “Crash Course” workshops to train Atlanta-area students in film and media production while connecting them with local media industry professionals.
The Savannah Music Festival and Southbound Brewing Company are partnering for the fourth straight year to release a springtime IPA for the 2018 festival developed over a shared love of live music.
Drew tells us the main reason he moved his company to Georgia was independent film-making. He thinks independent film-making is the heartbeat of film. It does not rely on Hollywood.
Bryan McBrien discusses some exciting trends he is seeing in Atlanta. One of these is studio development. More and more studios are making Atlanta their home. Another is the growth of sound stages.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced its lineup for the sixth annual SCAD aTVfest, Atlanta’s only TV festival attracting industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD’s award-winning buildings in Midtown Atlanta.
“With a record economic impact of $60.8 billion, Georgia’s tourism industry is a powerful economic development tool for local communities and our state as a whole,” said Deal. “This impact goes well beyond direct spending by visitors, as the industry provides job opportunities for more than 450,200 Georgians, accounting for approximately 10.6 percent of the state’s non-farm workforce.
Jess talks about the new post production tax credit. Previously films had to be shot in Georgia to receive a post production credit. Now films shot outside the state can qualify for credits if the company is located in Georgia.