Below are the partners for the 2020 Georgia Entertainment Resource Guide. This sponsored digital guide is sent to thousands of industry insiders, producers, directors etc. These companies have gone above and beyond to provide superior services to their clients in the industry. Please review their profiles and contact them today.
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Bennett Thrasher, an Atlanta-based accounting and consulting firm with a national Entertainment Practice, has in-depth experience in the entertainment industry, representing clients ranging from major motion picture studios, television networks and streaming platforms to independent production companies, producers and artists. We help production companies identify and maximize entertainment-related incentives in Georgia and across the country. Additionally, our full-suite of accounting services includes financial reporting and assurance, tax return preparation and planning and wealth management.
Frazier & Deeter’s entertainment CPAs provide a wide range of services to support entertainment clients. Whether you’re shooting a $20,000 webisode or a $100M feature, our firm can provide consulting, assurance and attestation services to fit the financial needs of your production. Our services include: Structuring of your project-specific legal entities, Budget analysis, Maximizing your investment, Helping you keep in compliance with State guidelines, Auditing of production expenditures, Applying for tax credits, Assistance with monetizing tax credits, Personal tax and financial planning.
At Fricke & Associates, P.C., our team is deeply invested in the film industry and understands the intricacies of what is needed to help assist with accounting and tax services behind the scenes. Throughout the entire process of making a film or show, a CPA firm can provide vital support to make your efforts as profitable and successful as possible. By partnering with a CPA firm with film experience, you can focus your efforts on your job, knowing your CPA firm is checking all the boxes for your business and individual tax returns. From tax planning and compliance to entity formation, you can be confident that you will have the expert assistance needed to keep making movie magic.
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC believes that by working together with our clients, we can accomplish anything! Whether we are providing high-quality tax, assurance, or advisory services that help each client achieve their goals and measure their results, or providing cutting edge insights and techniques to help them grow and thrive in an ever-increasing, challenging, and competitive economic landscape, we can make a difference! Our team of 300+ talented professionals deliver comprehensive support and exceptional service to clients across the Southeast and beyond. With clients representing a wide variety of industries and needs, M&J’s partners and staff bring an intimate understanding of the challenges and risks you face as well as current regulatory and tax considerations to guide you in making informed business decisions.
As the leading entertainment payroll provider, we strive to simplify the production process from end-to-end. We offer an abundance of services including payroll, extras casting, benefit solutions, accounting and budgeting software, and more. Our goal at Entertainment Partners is to assist Productions with planning for and maximizing their production incentives. We also support studios, production companies, and government agencies on a regular basis by providing advice on a variety of subjects. We consult on incentives around the globe, tax implications for talent/crew, labor relations, vet budgets, provide opinion letters to banks, and much more.
Atlantic Capital Bank – (Banking) – 404-995-6050 – Sonny Deriso
Atlantic Capital is a publicly traded $2.9 billion bank headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlantic Capital provides lending, treasury management, and capital markets services to small and mid-size businesses, with a focus on commercial and not-for-profit enterprises, commercial real estate developers, and affluent families and individuals.
Welcome to AUSTRO Catering Services. Our company is specifically designed to provide food service on location and stage of TV, Motion Picture, and Commercial Production Companies. I am a certified Chef from the Villach Culinary Institute in Austria with thirty years of international working experience in first class hotels and restaurants. I will be on-site on a daily basis as the manager and chef. My presence will assure and guarantee that your crew will receive the very best personal and quality service. With AUSTRO CATERING SERVICES you can relax because every meal will be served with personalized care and dependability from the first day of filming through the final day of production.
Nick’s first Grecian Gyro restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia became the city’s home for high-quality, quick-serve, fresh Greek food. Before he knew it, Nick’s restaurant was an Atlanta favorite. For over 30 years, Grecian Gyro has gained the reputation of “Atlanta’s Best Gyro,” winning the coveted honor from Atlanta Magazine and its readers. What keeps customers coming back? Regulars tell us it’s a toss-up between the “delicious food!” the “fun Greek family feel” and the “secret sauce that’s to die for!”
Chisel 3D is a custom scenic and themed environment design and fabrication company in Atlanta, Georgia. We started in 2007 to help brands, companies and entertainment venues “wow” audiences with large-scale, high-impact, three-dimensional features. We cater to customers with big ideas for trade show exhibits, theme parks, museums, experiential marketing events, retail stores and any other environment where memorable impressions are good for business. From the beginning, we have insisted on top quality craftsmanship, artistic excellence and careful attention to detail. Our advanced technology and talented crew ensure our customers get the exact look and functionality they expect, whether it’s a single sculpture, an entire themed event venue or a permanent installation.
Period costume rentals from Biblical-1970s. Simple to elaborate. Free alterations & cleaning. Daily/Weekly rates available. Retail costumes & accessories. Also makeup & lighting. The Vampire Diaries; The Walking Dead; The Real Housewives of Atlanta; VHS-3; Atlanta Cotillion; Hello Dolly; The Weather Channel; Six Flags; Dragon Con. Additional credits available upon request.
Atlanta Technical College’s Continuing Education Department’s mission is to develop short courses, workshops, and seminars for professional development and personal enrichment. Thanks to our partnership with the Georgia Film Academy, we proudly offer Introduction to On-Set Film Production for those students interested in obtaining skills for a career in the film industry. This 18 credit hour certification program provides students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge, and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment, and on-set procedures.
SCADFILM is the leading program for students and working professionals in film and television, animation, gaming, virtual reality and digital arts, offering unparalleled career opportunities to learn and network. Gain creative and production insights at SCADFILM events from the experts behind the scenes and discover the latest tools and techniques to improve your skills and abilities. SCADFILM also hosts quarterly festivals which are gatherings of professionals, industry leaders and next-generation talent in animation, gaming, television and the future of augmented and virtual reality.
W&A Engineering is a growing multidisciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Athens, Georgia. Known for our innovative design, efficient engineering, and professional service, W&A is the trusted partner of community leaders and developers driving sustainable growth throughout the United States. Utilizing a mix of creative and analytical engineering, along with extensive real world experience, our team efficiently moves projects from inception to completion in a wide variety of public and private sectors. W&A Engineering leads the Northeast Georgia market, provides on-call economic development services to over 35 communities, has project experience in more than 45 states, and continues to expand services and forge partnerships in the South’s most dynamic cities.
As the leading entertainment payroll provider, we strive to simplify the production process from end-to-end. One way we help producers maximize production cash flow is through our lending services both domestically and internationally. We loan against anticipated production incentives (tax credits and rebates). We also provide advances against Minimum Guarantees (“MG’s”) when a distributor commits to purchase a film upon completion. We offer competitive pricing and shorter closing times than a traditional bank.
Linda McIver, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and an American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioner (ABAAHP). She has a vision for simplifying healthcare delivery, and she is passionate about promoting wellness. She has enjoyed a career in healthcare for almost 30 years, and her background is diverse. She attended Auburn University for her bachelors in nursing, followed by Kennesaw State University for her masters degree, and she is currently a doctoral student at Emory University. Since 1989, Dr. Kaufmann has been practicing internal medicine at The Kaufmann Clinic with offices in Atlanta and Woodstock. Dr. Kaufmann is a native Atlantan. He earned his medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufmann has a strong presence in the growing world of film and music in Atlanta, and his services are sought after in this community.
Welcome to ProHealth. You are in one of the nation’s premier wellbeing facilities, not only seeing patients and clients from our local community, but delivering world-class training to Physical Therapists, Pilates Instructors, and other Health Improvement practitioners form around the globe. We want you to get he most out of the time and effort you are investing in Health Improvement. Of course, when it comes to your body, it is the only one you have. When you invest in Pilates or Rehabilitation, you do not want to engage in training that is not beneficial or may actually increase future injury risk. Rather, it is important to retrain and reinforce proper movement patterns efficiently in a safe manner. ProHealth is a facility certified to meet the highest healthcare standards, delivering care from certified practitioners who have comprehensive and required training and on-site supervision and guidance form one of the nation’s leading wellbeing practitioners and instructors, Karyn Staples, PT, PhD—giving you the peace of mind and confidence that you are safely optimizing your health improvement outcomes and investment of time and money. We look forward to being a part of your continued wellbeing journey.
Sapelo Insurance is a Georgia based independent insurance agency. Contact us to take advantage of the incredible Georgia Film Tax credits by working with a Georgia based agency. We work with film and tv productions to provide these insurance services, Film Production Packages, General Liability, Auto Liability, Workers Comp, Guild Travel, Producers E&O, Rental Equipment Packages.
Are you looking for insurance for yourself or your business? As a Trusted Choice and SecureRisk Agent, we are able to assist you in the complicated decisions you will need to make to make sure you are getting the coverage you need at a competitive price. Some insurance agencies work with just one insurance company. Not us. In fact, we work with many different companies which gives us the ability to find the best match for you – the coverage you need with the insurance company that can offer the best fit! We are free to do what’s right for you.
The Bowen Law Group is heavily involved with the expansion of the entertainment industry throughout the Southeast, particularly in the areas of film and television production. We understand the complex questions that routinely arise in the entertainment field and take pride in crafting innovative solutions to challenging issues. The Bowen Law Group represents individuals and companies (domestic and international) in all areas of entertainment industry, including producers, production companies, directors, talent, writers, photographers, commercial artists and other creative professionals.
Our entertainment, sport and media practice group serves a variety of clients such as recording artists, writers, performers, athletes, record labels, producers, managers, authors and others in the entertainment industry. The working relationships among the attorneys who contribute to this practice set the table for fast, creative responses. The practice includes the former assistant general counsel to a worldwide cable television programmer and attorneys who have advised on entertainment, sports and media transactions and contracts valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.
Vivid IP is a bold boutique law practice with a team that’s dedicated to protecting and enforcing our clients’ intellectual property. Based out of Atlanta, GA, we take an approach to IP law that’s as unique and distinctive as each brand we partner with. With all the expertise of a big law firm, and a personal, passionate approach that’s all our own, our work ensures that artists and innovators can create boldly, brand wisely, and advance fearlessly. We aim to be the future of IP. Our focus areas include entertainment law, trademarks and copyright enforcement, patents law, IP litigation, and IP portfolio optimization.
Film Augusta – (Location) – (706) 724-4067
Film Augusta is the Augusta film commission, providing services to filmmakers and those in the film industry that want to register their production with the City of Augusta. Film Augusta provides permit assistance, film registration assistance, a staff liaison to all public offices, location help and much more.
1010 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
[email protected] (706) 724-4067
DeKalb Entertainment Commission (Location) 404-687-2748
The DeKalb Entertainment Commission offers businesses in Georgia’s fast-growing entertainment industry access to a collaborative, supportive infrastructure that stimulates the growth and success of creative ventures in film, television, music and digital entertainment for DeKalb Counties 13 cities and 20 unincorporated communities. Our Commission provides several key services that simplify the pre-production process. We offer an easy online Filming Permit Application Process and a Location Database of viable filming locations that can be classified as farm, urban, rural, and/or suburban. For DeKalb County Residents, we also offer a Film Location Registry for residents to place their homes and/or businesses within our Locations Database.
Decatur is a city in Georgia, northeast of Atlanta. In the Old Courthouse, the DeKalb History Center’s museum traces local history through furniture and Civil War artifacts. Outside is a sculpture of Thomas Jefferson. Woodlands Garden offers tree-lined trails and native plants. To the northwest, Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum houses ancient art and artifacts from Egypt, Greece, Rome and Asia.
You’ll find everything you could dream of for the perfect get away to rest, relax and renew. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a student of history, a prolific shopper or collector, or a gourmet or farmer at heart, you can find it here, beckoning you, and waiting to delight you. Use this website to plan your adventure!
The Savannah Regional Film Commission, an AFCI certified Film Commission, is the central point of contact for entertainment production in our region. We promote the Savannah region as a premier destination for motion picture, television, and commercial productions. Our office functions as a liaison between film companies and various municipalities in the Savannah region. We also provide location assistance and coordination with local crew and support services. The Savannah region boasts a wealth of locations including the nation’s largest historic district, an evergreen urban forest with timeless, picturesque and easily accessible coastal and rural areas. Our wealth of settings has played as Texas, Florida, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., Missouri, Louisiana, Southeast Asia, and “anywhere” U.S.A., to name a few. In addition to the state of Georgia’s tax incentives, the Savannah Regional Film Commission offers a local entertainment production rebate available for qualified productions.
XPO is a global leader in less-than-truckload transportation, and one of the largest LTL providers in North America. Our commitment to damage-free, on-time service is backed by 8,000 tractors, 25,000 trailers and more than 13,000 professional drivers, operating out of 290 service centers. Our LTL coverage in North America extends to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii, and about 99% of all US postal codes. For cross-border requirements, we have strong relationships in place for movements to and from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada. We’re also a leader in LTL transportation in Western Europe, where we provide consistent LTL solutions for customers with multinational markets.
Eddie Owen Presents is the songwriter’s best friend. It is a music venue, music school, and a home away from home for a performing songwriter and their fans. We are based in Downtown Duluth, Georgia at Red Clay Music Foundry – a 260-seat listening room that hosts the most talented musicians on the planet.
Tweed Recording is offering a series of workshops covering four key areas of audio production: digital audio workstations, recording studio techniques, MIDI and electronic production, and live sound production. These introductory workshops will be offered over a 10 week period in the fall of 2019 in one and two week intensives. Students may take one or more of these workshops to gain expertise in a specific area or all of them to gain a well-rounded approach to audio production. Students will learn in state-of-the art professional recording, mixing, and production facilities in a hands-on environment that applies the theory of the classroom immediately to its practice.
High Priority Pest Services, Inc. is a locally owned and operated Pest Management Company with 25+ years’ experience in all aspects of the pest control industry. From selling, servicing & managing pest control companies to developing, manufacturing & distributing unique products for the pest management industry. Our philosophy is to give our clients a customized pest control program that meets their needs, while placing a PRIORITY on safety, health and the environment. We believe in exceeding our client’s expectations by offering outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and greater value through a fresh, innovative approach to the pest management industry.
Cloud to Ground (Production Rentals) – 470-481-2276
Cloud To Ground is a full-service production rental and post house located on the Westside of Atlanta. Our team of technicians, editors, and supervisors work hard to help bring your project to life with production gear rentals, edit bay rentals, technical support, and a variety of additional services for everything from pre-pro to final delivery.
Moonshine is a full service post-production house with world class facilities in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Surrounded by a solid team of artists, supervisors and technicians the company has many years of experience, and a consistent track record for delivering creative work on time, on budget, and with exceptional service. We have strong roots in the Atlanta film and indie scene and not only do we recognize the importance in cultivating talent, but also in collaborating with new talent – we do this for the sole reason we started our business: better story telling.
FilmTribe is an award winning, full service production and post production company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA – the South’s roaring film hub, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Charlotte, Barcelona, and Madrid. With more than 30 years experience between them, co-owners Elan and Yelena Hertzberg launched the company in 2015, and have already seen great success working for major global brands, agencies, and clients including Universal Pictures, MTV, Netflix, and YouTube Originals. Originally specializing in high-end TV commercials, branded content and music videos, in 2016, FilmTribe launched their new film/tv division. With several features in development, FilmTribe’s first major feature film project as a co-production company will be On Smoother Dirt, a life story of legendary Chicago Cubs baseball player, Ernie Banks.
PRODUCTION INCENTIVE ADMINISTRATION
As the leading entertainment payroll provider, we strive to simplify the production process from end-to-end. We offer full service Incentive Administration in which we monitor and advise the incentive process from start to finish. We assist productions from the initial budgeting phase until final monetization of an incentive. We ensure productions are properly estimating from the onset, documenting qualified expenditures during production, and following the procedures necessary to successfully complete the required applications, audits, and filings to obtain an incentive. Financiers typically require the use of our administrative services when productions are borrowing against an incentive.
The Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance (GEPRA) provides public relations, branding, traditional and social media, and creative services for entertainment-industry clients operating in Georgia and the Southeast. We work with clients in every facet of entertainment, including film, television, music, digital entertainment and gaming. We combine senior-level expertise with trail-blazing thinking to build brands, strengthen reputations and grow businesses. Each client creates its own “dream team” to assist with strategic, focused public relations. Our team works to generate awareness, make connections & open doors. GEPRA is a superior resource for many different entities in entertainment, from counties and cities marketing their locations, to large studios and soundstages to companies of every size in the entertainment supply chain.
BECK Media & Marketing is a leading independent public relations and marketing firm with headquartered in Santa Monica with new offices recently opened in Atlanta. The company also has offices in New York City, Austin, Nashville and San Francisco. Beck Media & Marketing lives at the intersection of entertainment and technology where we represent studios, networks, production companies, venture-backed startups and technology disruptors. We bring narratives to life through compelling content, strategic communications, events and marketing initiatives that drive business impact.
Debra is Atlanta’s top luxury real estate agent and #1 Individual Agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection in Buckhead. Her extensive clientele network and relationships with entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives and celebrities in the entertainment and film industry make her one of the most sought after luxury real estate agents in Atlanta. With a love of architecture and a passion for design, real estate comes naturally to Debra. As a Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Diamond Member, top half of 1% of all agents worldwide, she continues to break sales records and consistent performance has earned her a place her in the industry’s top prestigious ABR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, year over year. She has the negotiation skills to creatively secure a deal on her client’s behalf.
Paradigm Security Services was established in 2006, in response to client requests of Strawn Security Services, for highly trained private security personnel, both unarmed and armed, to replace off duty law enforcement officers. Today, Paradigm uses trained and licensed private security personnel to replace certified law enforcement personnel during non-operational hours. Our well-equipped, uniformed private security personnel have superior training to meet emerging client needs. In today’s rapidly evolving world, security providers face complex challenges, ranging from diverting everyday crime to securing facilities and personnel against international home grown terrorism. We believe these demands bring new responsibilities and substantially higher levels of accountability.
Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, LLC (SACG) is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional security services for companies throughout coastal Georgia. With offices in Savannah and Atlanta, SACG offers customized security solutions for your specific security needs including security officers for special events, facility management, film locations, high-value escorts, executive protection and much more. Our dedicated leadership are knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about the security industry, and SACG is a certified Women Business Enterprise. Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, keeping you Safe. Secured. Protected.\
Savvy Vending is a Duluth based vending, office coffee services (Starbucks) and bottomless water machine provider. We strive to provide Intelligent Choices in all three areas that we conduct business. We offer top of the line equipment and service in each business vertical while also being eco-friendly leaders.
Buy the best. I own gear that is specially designed for film and TV production and built by companies that have decades perfecting the craft. Recorders and mixers by Sound Devices and Zaxcom. Wireless by Lectrosonics. Microphones by DPA, Schoeps, Neumann, and Sanken. Time is money. Editing eats up time like nobody’s business. My team and I deliver superb location recordings and get your program on the air faster. If you change it on the fly, we handle on-set ADR as well.
Jennifer Badger is an Atlanta based Stunt Coordinator with 25 years in the film industry and over 200 credits. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Television Academy. Jennifer has been nominated twice for Screen Actor’s Guild Awards and is a four time nominee for the World Stunt Awards. She also won the 2012 Action Icon Awards. Credits include films such as “Avengers: End Game”, “Baby Driver”, “Iron Man 3”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Transformers 1 & 4”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, and more. Additionally, Jennifer has coordinated television series such as “The Originals”, “Raising Dion”, “Brockmire”, “Kevin (Probably) Saves The World”, “Insatiable”, and others for ABC, TNT, FOX, USA, Netflix, and CW. Jennifer has also worked as a fight coordinator, underwater action specialist, high performance stunt driver, and Second Unit Director.
SPECIAL EFFECTS, VFX
Crafty Apes is a full service boutique visual effects company. At Crafty Apes, we recognize that strong 2D compositing is the backbone for stunning visual effects. We pair the most talented artists in the field with the best technology available, and pay extra attention to the detail and integration 2D work requires. The result? Faster turnaround times, less overhead, better communication with our clients, and excellence in visual effects. Crafty Apes was formed primarily to offer high-end compositing services to feature films and commercial clients.
Third Rail Studios is a purpose-built film studio in Atlanta, GA on a beautiful, secure campus consisting of 60,000 SF of state-of-the-art, soundproof stages, over 70,000 SF of mill and support space, and 27,500 SF of spacious, boutique production offices. Located inside Atlanta’s I-285 perimeter just north of Buckhead and 15 mins from Midtown, Third Rail Studios is in close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is surrounded by Atlanta’s finest hotels, rental properties and other production amenities.
Third Rail Studios is a full-service film studio with a simple focus in providing a first-class experience for Atlanta movie, TV, and commercial productions. Third Rail Studios is proud to be a member of the Georgia film community and to play a role in providing thousands of Georgia entertainment jobs to local and non-local industry professionals.
Tytan Pictures is a full-capability production house, with the experience, locations, and equipment to create deeply engaging films from pre-production to post-production and beyond. Tytan over the years has produced many highly acclaimed commercials and short films, which have collectively garnered multiple National ADDY Awards and 10 Emmy Awards. We have also produced three award-winning feature length films: Storm Soldiers, which won “Best of Fest” in the Docutah Festival, as well as an Addy award for Best of Show; Storm Soldiers II, the trailer of which was awarded an Emmy; and Love Sweat and Tears, winner of the Jury Prize in the Illuminate Film Festival Feature Competition. Our talented team of professional producers, directors, editors, cameramen, illustrators, designers, animators and more are continually working hard to take our projects to the next level. We are bringing new business and opportunity to Eatonton, Georgia and Putnam County and creating content we can be proud of along the journey.
Ornstein-Schuler State Film Tax Credits is an Atlanta based company that facilitates the sale of Georgia state entertainment tax credits from production studios to taxpayers. These entertainment tax credits can be used to offset state income tax liabilities for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and insurance companies. Ornstein-Schuler State Tax Credits understands the importance of timely monetization of credits to facilitate a production company’s capital requirements. We have established relationships with the top CPA firms, family offices and wealth managers all representing high net worth individuals nationwide. We can help facilitate the funding of entertainment tax credits quickly and efficiently and we are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer and advisor support.
As the leading entertainment payroll provider, we strive to simplify the production process from end-to-end. In the jurisdictions where a tax credit is transferrable, we match the productions (sellers) with corporate and individual buyers. Buyers can significantly offset their state income tax liability by purchasing a production tax credit at a rate lower than face value. We negotiate competitive pricing, prepare the necessary contracts, and prepare and file all State documentation. We currently have access to over $400m in available credits and network of Fortune 500 and high net worth individual buyers.
After 30 years and counting with the Porsche brand, Porsche Atlanta Perimeter (previously known as Jim Ellis Porsche) has a long history of customer loyalty and commitment to customer care that sets us apart. We are committed to selling and servicing one of the most desired brands in the world, Porsche, and we go above and beyond to create the ultimate Porsche shopping experience for our customers – from the high level of expertise held by our sales staff to the recent grand opening of our new state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta.
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