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Paul Jacobs is Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Palisades Hudson Atlanta office. He says a financial planning conference was not the place he expected to encounter unbridled esports enthusiasm. “Last month I attended a conference for the Financial Planning Association of Georgia. At that conference, a representative from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce spoke about esports and the industry’s growing impact on Atlanta. Given the response from most of the attendees, I suspect it was a topic unfamiliar to most FPA members.” Read his commentary entitled “Esports Investors May Get Bloodied.”

State and local supporters have been announced for the The Columbus Entertainment 100 to be held next week. Presented by the Columbus Film Commission, Flat Rock Studios and Columbus State University it is sold out. See more.  

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Leading Organizations Join to Show Support for the Entertainment Industry in Columbus- 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.
Enterprise builds team of Georgians to focus on film and TV- It was a winning idea that has put Enterprise and Lishers at the heart of Georgia’s film and production television opportunities.
imagineNATIVE, The Indigenous Screen Office and Wapikoni Mobile launch new programs supported by Netflix’s development fund for Canadians- “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.
Q&A: Savannah Regional Film Commission Director Beth Nelson on growing the local film industry- 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?
Commentary: How Hollywood Can Beat the Dictators- ”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?
Commentary: Esports Investors May Get Bloodied- A financial planning conference was not the place I expected to encounter unbridled esports enthusiasm, but the reach of competitive video games is growing.
Ohio Senate votes to reinstate state’s motion picture tax credit- The Greater Cleveland Film Commission said the tax credit created 5,000 full-time equivalent jobs and generated nearly $700 million in economic impact.
World Box Office: Two previously successful franchises opened, disappointment- 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.
Fayette County denies application for film charter school- 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.

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