Georgia College helping create home-grown film producers

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Macon has been a filming location for numerous projects lately, most recently in TV shows “The Originals” and “Brockmire” and upcoming films “Rampage,” “The Best of Enemies” and “I, Tonya.”

Georgia College is among several schools in the state partnering with Georgia Film Academy to train the industry’s next professionals. The academy wants to provide qualified in-state workers so employees won’t have to be imported from other places, said Karen Berman, Georgia College’s chairwoman of theater and dance.

The college offered its first introduction to on-set film production course during the spring semester, and the class will be on the schedule again in spring 2018.

“It’s a really great opportunity to create a workforce in Georgia, to put our students straight out of university into a work space with a skill that they have learned,” Berman said. “Georgia College got in on the ground floor because we want to be able to offer as many opportunities to our students as possible so they’ll be successful when they graduate.”

Twenty-six students took the six-credit course, which met from 9:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Fridays at the Black Box Theater in downtown Milledgeville. The class was open to any Georgia College students pursuing bachelor of arts degrees. About half were theater majors and the rest were pursuing majors like mass communications and English.

See more at The Telegraph.

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