Coming soon: Screenwriting, film production classes for Fayette high school seniors

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Proposed academic courses within the Fayette County School System could help students get a foothold in Georgia’s growing film industry.

Fayette County Board of Education members at the April 9 work session heard from school system staff and Georgia Film Academy (GFA) representatives on upcoming plans to help students gain entry into the film and television industry, where Georgia is now ranked No. 3 in the nation behind California and New York, and where Georgia ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2017 for the most feature film productions.

The film television industry statewide had a $9.6 billion economic impact in 2017. Those numbers are expected to continue to grow with the continuation of state tax credits. Additionally, GFA staff said post-production will be coming to Georgia, providing the potential for even more industry jobs.

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