Since announcing the Columbus Film Fund at Sundance, dozens of prospects have reached out to consider the area for their film. Several films are in negotiations. This, combined with unprecedented activity in the gaming and music sector have created incredible momentum for the region.
It was a winning idea that has put Enterprise and Lishers at the heart of Georgia’s film and production television opportunities.
“Indigenous communities in Canada are rich with unique stories, and organizations like imagineNATIVE, The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) and Wapikoni Mobile are vital to ensuring these voices are heard,” said Stéphane Cardin, Director of Public Policy, Netflix Canada.
Georgia is now the leading state in the country for film production, status that has been boosted by the state’s film tax credit. How much of Savannah’s success is due to this incentive?
”Compared to Hungary and Saudi Arabia,” a veteran publicist wrote me last week, after I’d urged a boycott of Georgia, “Atlanta is a pipsqueak.” So should we remove ourselves from Hungary, Saudi Arabia, maybe even China, and every other state that doesn’t support basic human rights?
A financial planning conference was not the place I expected to encounter unbridled esports enthusiasm, but the reach of competitive video games is growing.
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission said the tax credit created 5,000 full-time equivalent jobs and generated nearly $700 million in economic impact.
Two previously successful franchises opened their most recent titles this past weekend – and failed. One of them – Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 – technically became a franchise with this sequel and, apparently, went fine, taking the top of the North American (the US and Canada) box office with $47.1 million.
An application to establish a television- and film-related charter high school in Fayette County was unanimously turned down by the Board of Education on May 20.
Delivering on Georgia’s ongoing mission in becoming a primary destination for the film and television industry, producers Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett Furla Oasis have begun shooting its upcoming full-length theatrical film, “The Long Night,” starring Bruce Willis, in Columbus, Georgia.