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Putnam County Shines,

Today, we officially announce the partners for next week’s Lake Country Entertainment 100 event. Our statewide partners continue to support our efforts to step outside these digital pages to physically engage with entertainment executives across Georgia. And as with our events in Atlanta, Columbus, Savannah etc, local organizations in Putnam County and the region have come together to welcome producers, directors and companies interested in the region. Take a look.    

The Lake Country Entertainment 100 will be held on December 12th to highlight their growth as a film destination. It is being presented by Putnam County and the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce. It’s not too late to support or request an invitation to attend. Plus, you will not want to miss the incredible venue we have selected to host – Barrel 118Please let us know if you would like further details of this event

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Recent Coverage

Jim Stone discusses Lake Country Entertainment 100 event- Jim Stone is the CEO of Tytan Pictures. In this video, he talks about the beautiful Eatonton and Lake Country area that serves as the back drop of the Lake Country Entertainment 100 event. The event will be held on December 12th at a marvelous venue - Barrel 118.
SAG-AFTRA Goes to Capitol Hill- SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon visited Washington, D.C., during the week of Nov. 11 in a successful effort to draw policymakers’ attention to the issues faced by working creative professionals and to discuss the continued economic benefits of the film and television industry across the United States.
Fall Update from the Savannah Regional Film Commission’s Newsletter- Fall has been a busy season in Savannah, with local events such as the much anticipated annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the premier of several prestigious projects filmed in the Savannah region, and the launch of production of a major network series.
Leading Organizations Join to Show Support for the Entertainment Industry in The Lake Country- Is Putnam County and the Lake Country a viable place to film? Is the economic, workforce and political structure in the region strong enough to support a gaming or esports venture? Are there suppliers in Eatonton that can handle the needs and complexities of music, film and gaming companies? Yes. The Lake Country Entertainment 100…
RIAA Names K. Kim Atterbury as Senior Vice President of Media Relations- The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that it has named K. Kim Atterbury as Senior Vice President of Media Relations, effective immediately.
Georgia Council for the Arts Awards More than $570,000 in Grant Funding- The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) announced the recipients of the Vibrant Communities Grant and the new Cultural Facilities Grant. Seventy-nine entities in 58 counties received more than $570,000 in funding.
World Box Office: Frozen 2 stayed hot over the Thanksgiving weekend- Frozen 2 stayed hot over the Thanksgiving weekend taking first place in the global charts with $249 million worldwide. It dropped just 35% in North America, staying in the top spot with $82.5 million and reached a domestic cumulative gross of $287.5 million.
Macon: Iconic Southern rock recording studio is revived in Georgia- Capricorn’s historic Studio A is reopening this week, after years of work by Mercer University and other supporters to restore and equip it with state-of-the-art technology.
Savannah: Effects worker faces prison for explosives on Travolta movie- Prosecutors say Bailey provided pyrotechnic effects for the movie “The Poison Rose” despite a prior felony conviction that kept him from having an explosives license. 

Featured Company

2019/2020 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:

Austro Catering (Catering) – 661-645-5581 – Horst Jung

Welcome to AUSTRO Catering Services. Our company is specifically designed to provide food service on location and stage of TV, Motion Picture, and Commercial Production Companies. I am a certified Chef from the Villach Culinary Institute in Austria with thirty years of international working experience in first class hotels and restaurants. I will be on-site on a daily basis as the manager and chef. My presence will assure and guarantee that your crew will receive the very best personal and quality service. With AUSTRO CATERING SERVICES you can relax because every meal will be served with personalized care and dependability from the first day of filming through the final day of production.

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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 HA&W | 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
Dollies Available
Draperies & Upholstery The Sewing Studio
Education Georgia Film Academy
Electrical Contractor – Columbus Ritch Electric
Equipment Rental BigCity Leasing
Event Planning Available
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
Medical/Wellness 2UMedical, Robert S. Kaufmann M.D., Linda McIver FNP-C
Mergers/Acquisitions Available
Motion Capture Available
Music: Creation, Recording Studio Rafasan Music
Music: Audio Post / Process Management Endeavor Sound
Pest Control High Priority Pest Services
Plant/Decor Rentals Available
Post Production Moonshine Post-Production
Post Facility Rental Eclipse Creative
Printing – Large Format SpeedPro Imaging Marietta
Product Placement Available
Production Design & Art Direction – Atlanta Available
Production Design & Art Direction – Savannah Parker Beck
Production Film FilmTribe
Production Payroll & Incentives Services Entertainment Partners
Product Rentals – Truck, Trailers, Supplies Adventure Coast Rentals
Production Services Available
Production Video Available
Production Stage – Atlanta Available
Production Stage – Savannah Available
Professional Makeup Norcostco
Props – Atlanta RJR Props
Props – Savannah Available
Public Relations GEM Public Relations
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
Security – Savannah Security Associates of Coastal Georgia
Set/Entertainment Design Available
Signs/Signage Available
Social Marketing Vroooom
Sound – Atlanta Atlanta Sound Guy
Special Effects crafty apes
Stock Footage/Aerial Available
Storyboards Storyboards & Animatics
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 Monarch Tax Credits
Technical School – Atlanta Atlanta Technical College
Technical School – Savannah Savannah Technical College
Technology Exchange Communications
Transportation Available
Travel Available
University Available
Vending and Starbucks Coffee Savvy Vending
Venture Capital Tri Star
Visual Effects, VFX crafty apes
Voice Over Marjorie Ocho Kouns
VFX Cleanup & Rig Removal Jump!
Wardrobe Resource/Wardrobe Stylist The Style Sanctum
Water and Ice Purification Savvy Vending
Wealth Management Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
Web Design Vroooom

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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.

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