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Georgia Tech Study,

Believe it or not, there’s much more going on in entertainment in Georgia than the debate over the right multiplier to use to determine direct spend and economic impact. Studios are packed, scouts are hustling all over the state looking for locations for financed scripts and post-production companies are overflowing with work. However, it is the legislative session and we must pay attention to real or perceived threats to our industry. Happy to see the Georgia Tech study released. It confirms what we have written about already. There’s a huge economic benefit to the state because of the film tax credit.

The debate should not be around trimming the credit and putting more government resources and controls in place. The debate should really be about expanding the credit while providing more state resources and guidelines toward success. Let’s go wider from production to content creation credits, expand music and gaming credits, whatever it takes to create better jobs for Georgians. See more about the Georgia Tech study here

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Recent Coverage

Georgia Tech Study Confirms Film Tax Credit Success- “Georgia Tech’s study puts to rest any doubts about the tremendous economic impact that film industry has delivered for the state,” said Kelsey Moore, executive director of the coalition.
The Design Network Makes Itself at Home in Atlanta with New Series Celebrity House Sitting from Crazy Legs Productions- The Design Network (TDN), the fastest growing streaming network for all things home, has announced the premiere of Celebrity House Sitting, a new series from Crazy Legs Productions.
Los Angeles On-Location Production Slides 5% in Fourth Quarter- Overall, on-location TV Drama production – a mainstay of the LA film economy – finished the entire year 2.7 percent below 2018 levels (at 4,716 SD), but still 3.6 percent ahead of its five-year category average.
Macon Arts Alliance calling all scripts for Macon Film Project- Arts organizers are asking for scripts for narrative short films of any genre. The film shouldn't be longer than 15 minutes and the script should be 10 pages or less.
Marking 20 years, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns with world of choices- Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the event will take place Feb. 10 through 27 at seven metro Atlanta venues. It will kick off with the Opening Night, world-premiere screening of “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance,” a film about partnerships between blacks and Jews, at the Cobb Energy Centre.
RKDS issues casting call for movie shooting in Valdosta- The film, “Rekindling,” will be RKDS’ seventh film produced in South Georgia including “Spook Bridge,” which had its world premiere for three nights at Mathis Auditorium in 2017, a theatrical run in 2018 and is now available nationwide on DVD.
Aztec Warrior Studios Makes Its Historic Grand Entrance to GA Entertainment- All of Georgia’s Entertainment Elite came out to the grand opening of Aztec Warrior Studios and enjoyed a high-energy, high-level of networking and celebration of the newest Film & TV Production Studio in the Atlanta market.
‘Bad Boys for Life’ smashes box office records- Associated Press reports "Bad Boys for Life" exceeded expectations coming away with a dominating No. 1 showing at the box office. The Sony Pictures film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $59 million in the U.S. and Canada entering the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Statement from MPAA on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement- The United States House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin.

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2019 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:

Tweed Recording (Music) – 706-204-9144 – Andrew Ratcliffe

Tweed Recording is offering a series of workshops covering four key areas of audio production: digital audio workstations, recording studio techniques, MIDI and electronic production, and live sound production. These introductory workshops will be offered over a 10 week period in the fall of 2019 in one and two week intensives. Students may take one or more of these workshops to gain expertise in a specific area or all of them to gain a well-rounded approach to audio production. Students will learn in state-of-the art professional recording, mixing, and production facilities in a hands-on environment that applies the theory of the classroom immediately to its practice.

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Herc Entertainment Rentals  – 818-569-6900 – Contact

Herc Entertainment specializes in Film, TV, and Live Event rentals. We carry “entertainment specific” products to fit your production’s needs. From aerial equipment, forklifts, carts, lighting equipment, generators, ground cover, and climate products, Herc Entertainment has what you need.

Direct Connect

Direct Connect is an exclusive resource directory of select businesses. These companies provide special services for the entertainment industry. Contact us to find out how your company can be seen by thousands of executives each day.


Accounting Aprio CPA
ADR Available
Airline Delta
Animation Available
Art/Storyboards Storyboards & Animatics
Audio / Visual Available
Banking Atlantic Capital Bank
Body Painting Marjorie Kouns – Body as Canvas
Building Supplies Available
Cameras, Lights and Lenses Available
Casting Available
Catering – Atlanta Grecian Gyro
Catering – Savannah Available
Color Grading Available
Concierge Services – Atlanta Available
Corporate Housing – Atlanta Available
Costume Rentals Norcostco
Dailies Available
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Draperies & Upholstery The Sewing Studio
Education Georgia Film Academy
Electrical Contractor – Columbus Ritch Electric
Engineering Available
Equipment Rental BigCity Leasing
Event Planning Sup Creative Group
Event Rentals/Design Available
Expendable Sales Barbizon Lighting Company-Atlanta
Extras Casting & Payroll Central Casting
Festival Available
Financial Advisor Buzz Law, Creative Financial Group
Financing Monarch Tax Credits
Firearm Training and Armorer Available
Foley Available
Food Truck Available
Furniture – Rental Brook Furniture Rental
Hotel – Atlanta Available
Hotel – Savannah The Alida
Insurance: Film Production, Atlanta Williams, Turner & Mathis
Insurance: Film Production, Savannah Sapelo Insurance
Insurance: Personal, Auto, Home, Renters Available
Insurance: Life & Health Available
Investing Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
Legal – Savannah The Bowen Law Group
Legal – Atlanta Taylor English Duma LLP
Legal – West Georgia Tisinger Vance
Lending Available
Lighting Universal Production Services
Location Consultant Available
Marketing/Media Beck Media & Marketing
Massage Services Available
Medical Safety & Services Arthroscopy
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Post Facility Rental Eclipse Creative
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Production Film FilmTribe
Production Payroll & Incentives Services Entertainment Partners
Product Rentals – Truck, Trailers, Supplies Adventure Coast Rentals
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Props – Atlanta RJR Props
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Real Estate – Atlanta Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties
Real Estate, Commercial – Savannah CBC Platinum Partners, Kim Iler
Rehearsal/Production Studio Crossover Entertainment Group
Rentals – Full-service Herc Entertainment Services
Rentals – Furniture Brook Furniture Rental
Security – Atlanta Risk Management of Atlanta
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Set/Entertainment Design Available
Signs/Signage Available
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Sound – Atlanta Atlanta Sound Guy
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Studio Space – Atlanta Bright Screen Studio
Stunts Jennifer Badger
Stunt Coordination Theo Kypri
Talent Agency – Atlanta Available
Talent Agency – Savannah Available
Tax Accountant Fricke & Associates, PC
Tax Credits: Buy/Sell Ornstein-Schuler State Film Tax Credits
Technical School – Atlanta Atlanta Technical College
Technical School – Savannah Savannah Technical College
Technology Exchange Communications
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Wealth Management Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
Web Design Vroooom

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