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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.
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.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter is a professional association dedicated to media excellence. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1955. It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award.
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!”
Cinema Greens provide plant rentals and sales for live plants and silk plants. We offer custom fabrication options for latex, foam, and urethanes for tree skins, brick skins, flagstone skins, dirt skins and can custom create stunt pads and props. Pottery, manzanita, grape wood, ghost wood, camphor vine, grape & honeysuckle vine, floral, flower walls, funeral displays, cherry trees, dogwood trees, magnolia trees, shadow gags, Christmas & halloween decor. There’s also a 1897 Farmhouse and grounds for filming and events; industrial warehouse for filming & events.
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.
DJ Provost (Peter Evans) is passionate about music. He grooves on a wide range of music styles— house, dance, tech house, jazz, lounge, dub, minimal and techno. He has played a range of venues across Atlanta including the Music Room, Opera, Wildpitch, BeetleCat and Odyssey. He has also mixed for major funding raising events like Trees Atlanta as well corporate events and wrap-parties. He particularly enjoys private parties and the opportunity to make music elevate special celebrations or just fun with your friends and colleagues.
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.
The Etowah Film Festival manifested from a simple question: How is a city with such a beautiful, historic, theatre not hosting an amazing film festival? Focused on connecting filmmakers in ways that help films actually get made, including panels on financing and distribution as well as networking opportunities during the festival, The Etowah Film Festival is a place for filmmakers to showcase their finished work and jumpstart opportunities for their next projects. Moreover, The Etowah Film Festival is connecting filmmakers to a community ripe with filmmaking potential, focused on connecting members of the local community to outlets for becoming involved in the movie making process like location support, financing, extras participation, or anything else. For our inaugural year, we are dedicating a block of films to exploring the preservation and protection of nature, with a portion of festival proceeds going to the Upper Etowah River Alliance.
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.
Axis Replay is the premier entertainment and event facility for video games and esports. Axis Replay strives to provide a fun and social environment for gamers to build stronger personal connections. The 12,000 square foot facility provides high-speed 10G internet, top-of-the-line gaming consoles, and computers, making it the perfect place for working and gaming.
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.
If there is one thing that we know at Perry Lane Hotel, it’s Savannah – a city with deep roots and layers of nuance, whose charm and grace captivates everyone who steps onto her well-worn, cobblestone streets. It’s a city rife with history yet thrumming with energy, welcoming everyone in with a crooked smile and a glimmer in her eye. Perry Lane Hotel captures a rare duality in our contemporary design and love for our historic city. We invite you to discover more about our visionary hotel that reveres Savannah’s past, captures its present and champions its future.
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.
Over the past 85 years, focusing on customers and valuing people have helped Nationwide become one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. Even though we have dozens of affiliated companies, people are our biggest resource – and our greatest asset in providing excellent customer service to our customers. That’s why our Supply Management Services group makes sure our agents and associates get the best quality products and services, at the best possible cost.
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.
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.
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.
Luke has composed music for various genres some of which included SyFy, Drama, and Suspense thrillers. Additionally, Luke works with up and coming artists, producers and directors in Atlanta and across Georgia and enjoys working with others who have a passion for film, TV, games, voice-over, technology and media. Even with all of the technology available, it is very important to compose and produce music that brings the listener into the music experience. Part of music composition today, is writing and producing music in a way that transports the listener into the scene of the film, TV show or game. In other words, if you close your eyes, you should feel like you are “there,” in the middle of the scene!
Rafasan Music includes a recording studio in Milledgeville, Georgia that offers recording, mixing and mastering services. Rafasan has worked with various bands in Middle Georgia area as well as in Orlando, Florida. He is a graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelors of Science in Music Production and has self-released three EPs of his original music this year, scored various short films and hosts Rafasan Radio on 95.3 FM. He has been using the radio show as a tool to spread awareness for dance music. He currently has a DJ residency at The Tavern in Milledgeville playing to crowds of 1000+.
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.
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.
We manage all types of businesses. From key corporate and government accounts to the individual business owner, strive to provide the ultimate in customer service. We have received several Print Excellence Awards from the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia. We serve clients from Marietta to Greater Atlanta to cities across the U.S. Contact SpeedPro Marietta today to get more information about how we can serve you.
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.
Kimberly Iler, Realtor, joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Platinum Partner in the summer of 2007. She is a native of Savannah who attended Armstrong Atlantic University. Kim is a licensed securities advisor specializing in 1031 exchange (TIC’s)Tenant-in-Common and has previous experience in wealth management as a Financial Advisor. She also has extensive experience in residential and commercial construction. Kim recently graduated from the Emerging Broker Training Program offered through Coldwell Banker Commercial, and is currently working on her CCIM designation. Kim is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) candidate.
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.
Stargate Studios is an Emmy award-winning VFX studio providing visual effects design services, finishing, compositing, CG & set supervision for television, film & commercial production. Members of: GPP, VES, WIFTA Credits include: The Resident; Good Girls; 24: Legacy; The Walking Dead; Heroes Reborn; Orville. Additional credits available upon request.
As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media) has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital and education division, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, A Seat at the Table, On SecondThought, Political Rewind and more.
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.
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.
BigCity Leasing is a full service provider of transportation and power related equipment to the Film & Picture Industry. We strive to provide a red carpet experience to each and every phone call. Our service offering is first class and second to none! Remember – Go Big, Go BigCity!
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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