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Gaming Education in Georgia,

It’s great to see educational programs continue development in Georgia. Homegrown talent is crucial to the sustainability of the entertainment industry in the state. Georgia State University is offering two new bachelor’s degree programs to prepare students for careers in game design and development. The programs were created in collaboration between the university and regional game development industry partners, including the Georgia Film Academy.

“Our mission at CMIII is to educate, train, and prepare students to become the next generation of digital storytellers through emerging technology, and gaming is a key area for us to focus on.” Brennen Dicker, Director – The Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) at Georgia State University – See the complete story here


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Georgia State University Creates New Degree Programs in Game Design, Game Development- The new degree programs — a bachelor of arts in game design and a bachelor of science in game development — were created through a collaboration between CMII and regional game development industry partners, including the Georgia Film Academy.
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PAM Studios to Become First Latina-Owned Production Company to Open Sound Stages in Georgia- Atlanta-based Playa Azul Media (PAM) Studios, the first Latina-owned production company in Georgia, is excited to announce the purchase of commercial space to build its first two sound studios in downtown Rome, Ga.

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2020 Georgia Entertainment Resource Guide

Our digital resource guide is a collection of supporting companies that go above and beyond to provide superior service. This digital guide is delivered to thousands in the industry in Georgia and beyond. Take a look at the complete list. This week’s feature company:

Atlanta Sound Guy (Sound) – 770-318-1032 – Aaron “Cujo” Cooley

Buy the best. I own gear that is specially designed for film and TV production and built by companies that have decades perfecting the craft. Recorders and mixers by Sound Devices and Zaxcom. Wireless by Lectrosonics. Microphones by DPA, Schoeps, Neumann, and Sanken. Time is money. Editing eats up time like nobody’s business. My team and I deliver superb location recordings and get your program on the air faster. If you change it on the fly, we handle on-set ADR as well.

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