Kris Bagwell is EVP at EUE/Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta. Today he talks to us about issues that could impact the tax credits including social legislation and adding on items to what is already one of the best programs in the world.
The Georgia Southern University Department of Information Technology (IT) hosted TekLAN 46 throughout the IT building. Put on each semester by IT students, the event includes gaming, board games, movies, coding and networking, both on the computer and socially.
The Festival begins on May 3 with a 7 p.m. screening of the film “Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities at the Grand Opera House.” Special guests get reserved seating and are invited to a pre-screening reception and meet and greet with the filmmaker.
According to FilmLA data, Feature film production decreased 13.0 percent in the first quarter, to 708 SD. Timing appears to have played a role in the decline.
Film professionals say Missouri is missing out on millions of dollars in revenue – especially in small towns and rural areas. Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg’s bill would bring back a tax incentive for bringing movies to Missouri.
Stepakoff’s goal is to turn Georgia into Y’allywood, the next Hollywood. “Your film academy believes in Georgia. We should train in Georgia,” he said at the Board of Regents meeting, which was held at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus.
Axis Replay offers a shared, community-driven workspace for location-independent workers. Located at 112 Krog St. #10, Atlanta, GA 30307, it is seeking GGDA members interested in game dev and/esports to work there.
And as far as generating overall economic development goes, the film tax credit numbers look even worse. That same Camoin report shows the state shelling out $1,447,915,071 in film credits over the years 2015 and 2016, while bringing in $1,552,161,401 in tax revenues.
“I’m a sucker for a good story,” Chris says. “Ultimately at the end of the day, we love being part of a great story that will last for generations. That’s what we do best.”
The investment will not only help preserve a historic mill, but it will also create a new home for the outstanding achievements of American women who have changed history and enrich the local community and its residents with the Hall’s educational programs and special events and exhibits.