In 2015, the state instituted a grant program that initially started out with just $10 million in funding. Through multiple revisions, that program is now allotted $30 million annually with no sunset date.
The late concert promoter Alex Cooley organized the first Atlanta International Pop Festival in July 1969, a month before Woodstock, and bits of that concert are seen in the film. However, the documentaries’ main focus is the second festival, held over the Fourth of July weekend in 1970, in burning 100-degree heat.
The University of Georgia has been given the go-ahead to launch a master’s degree program aimed at training students to join the creative professions within the entertainment industry.
Christian Allen is an experienced and BAFTA award winning AAA game designer and creative director. Prior to joining Epic Games as the Unreal Engine Evangelist for North America, Christian served as Lead Designer, Creative Director, and Design Director of several AAA game projects.
“Loop It Up Savannah is so excited to be working with the SMF on this inaugural event, which will be a great access point to music, movement and visual arts for children and families throughout Savannah,” says Molly Lieberman, Executive Director of Loop It Up Savannah.
Citing an example, Patterson said, “There is a need for visual effects artists. There are not enough of them in the world (to currently meet the growing need).”
As an example of these efforts, Thomas used the Will Smith film “Gemini Man,” which is set for release in October. That production used more than 330 vendors from 64 state localities, including Brunswick and St. Simons Island.
“Black Panther,” which could snag trophies for best picture, original score, costume design and original song, was filmed chiefly at EUE/Screen Gems with some work done at Tyler Perry’s new studio facility and a few scenes shot on location throughout Atlanta.
Participating High Schools: Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Columbia, DeKalb High School of Technology South, DeKalb School of the Arts, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Miller Grove, MLK, McNair, Southwest DeKalb Stephenson, Towers and Tucker
Chairman of Atlantic Capital Bank Sonny Deriso talks about the role of Chairman of the Georgia Chamber and what he is looking forward to as Chair in 2019.