Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a filming “best practices” guide for Georgia that offers guidance for Georgia’s thriving film and television industries to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when productions resume in Georgia.
Featuring GSEC members Laura Dames, WarnerMedia Studios; Ryan Millsap, Blackhall Studios; and Frank Patterson, Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber, will moderate the discussion.
WarnerMedia, an AT&T company, today announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund that will provide Atlanta-based artistic and cultural institutions with resources needed to elevate storytelling and continue creating during these challenging times.
Peter Bowden is President and CEO of VisitColumbusGA and the Columbus Film Commission. In this video he discusses the unique location of Columbus and why the community came together to create a film fund to help defray expenses associated with going outside Atlanta.
First, let me start off by saying that Georgia’s film industry is stronger than ever. The industry continues to break records. In fiscal year 2019, the 391 film and television productions that shot here spent $2.9 billion in Georgia, supported 3,040 motion picture and television industry businesses, and delivered $9.2 billion in total wages.
While film production is temporarily paused during COVID-19, Georgia’s film workforce has been able to use their talents to find work and provide critical help during the pandemic.
Due to Covid-19 The Savannah State University Indie Film Fest will hold its 6th annual film festival digitally on May 6 and 7 via SSU Indie Film Festival Facebook page and from its Youtube Channel. A live festival will be scheduled at a later date for the fall.
The event offers a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes, and other personalities. Performers include Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Jon, Super Bowl champion Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, and others still to be announced.