With 38 states now offering a wide array of different tax incentive programs for film and television productions, it is prudent to look closely at the programs that are working, and examine the numbers to gage the real economic impact and benefits.
When you’re in the waiting room, don’t take any phone calls. When the assistant offers you a drink, always ask for water. Coffee is more work for them and can end up spilled.
Georgia Film News recently spoke with Partner-in-Charge of State and Local Tax (SALT) Services, Jeff Glickman, J.D., LL.M., and Senior Tax Manager, Tina Chunn, of Atlanta CPAs Habif Arogeti and Wynne LLP (HA&W), one of the largest and most prominent certified public accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast since 1952.
The man says he needs to use the bathroom. He’s nicely dressed, but there’s something odd about him. Despite her better judgment, the woman lets the man into her house.
The Atlanta Film Society is excited to present the first edition of BRAND CAMP: an afternoon of branding instruction relevant to project presentation and personal pitching. To break down the importance of this two-part workshop, AFS sat down with Christine Walker and Kathy Berardi.
Like each state tax system, each state incentive program varies in structure based on qualifying expenditures within the state that are used directly in a qualified production activity as well as transportation, housing, equipment rentals, lighting, sound scores and even wages for local talent.
A Queen’s Discovery follows a father and daughter’s mission trip to Africa. The film is told from the perspective of 16-year-old Nzinga Anasa Braswell as she and her father participate in an annual LEAP for Ghana mission in 2015.
“I am now a Professor of Practice of Georgia State University and helping them put together a new art media center called Creative Media Industries Institute… Doors should open around April 2017. It’s going to be gorgeous and something that will have an international focus.”
Business and entertainment attorney Charles “Bo” Bowen started the Alliance and serves as its ex-officio attorney. It was formed as an informal way for coastal Georgia film and television folks to meet each other, communicate and coordinate.
The National Geographic Traveler features Georgia in the culture section for our live music and music heritage. In fact, Georgia Tourism proclaimed 2016 the “Year of Georgia Music” and focused its marketing on the state’s rich music heritage, world-class venues and unique festivals.