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Supporting GPP!

For over 20 years, the Georgia Production Partnership has been educating and lobbying for the film industry in Georgia. The organization hosts meetings that are ‘go-to’ events. Last week the organization held a virtual Summit with panel discussions, keynote speakers, one-on-one sessions, and networking opportunities covering presentations from some of the brightest minds in film, music, and gaming.   

From GPP Co-Presidents Patricia Taylor and Aneesah Bray. “We have joined forces with partners to provide resources and relief to an industry that has been severely impacted, and we’re also one of the first industries to reopen and bring Georgians back to work. However, in order to continue our mission of protecting Georgia’s production tax incentive we need help. GPP was also impacted financially by the shutdown so supporting this Summit will also be a lifeline to help with our mission.” Find out more here.

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Reaching thousands of professionals daily as Georgia’s most widely read source of news, analysis and information about the entertainment industry. (Our story.) 

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Recent Coverage

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Hi-Rez Studios Reveals Competitive Map Updates, New Characters For its Esports Titles- Georgia-based game developer Hi-Rez Studios revealed several major content updates for its three competitive esports titles Rogue Company, SMITE, and Paladins.
Morris Brown Receives $160K Gift To Establish ESports Center- Pharaoh’s Conclave (PCX), Georgia’s leading organization for diversity and inclusion in competitive video gaming, and the Thomas Family Fund are proud to announce a contribution of $160,000 to Morris Brown College in honor and memory of the family patriarch, Ronald Floyd Thomas (MBC 2002).
Film industry should be part of Florida’s economic recovery, Commentary- Florida is the only state in the Southeast without a program to compete for film and television projects, which puts us at a major competitive disadvantage. Our regional neighbors included the film and television industry as part of their post COVID-19 economic recovery.
Columbus State’s first nexus film production grads set to enter booming job market- Columbus State University’s “drive-in” commencement ceremony wasn’t the university’s only first in its history. The Dec. 12 ceremony also celebrated its first two graduates of its new Film Production nexus degree program, which was approved by the University System of Georgia in 2018.
IATSE: Marty Walsh will be a strong voice for workers as Labor Secretary- IATSE joined the AFL-CIO and working people across the country Friday in praising the appointment of our union-brother and Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, to serve as Secretary of Labor in the Biden Administration.
Georgia Production Partnership Inaugural Georgia Production Summit- The two-day Summit, presented by NBC Universal, was virtual, immersive experience for viewers to enjoy panel discussions, keynote speakers, one-on-one sessions, and networking opportunities covering presentations from some of the brightest minds in film, music, and gaming. 
Georgia Tech-Savannah To Offer Georgia Film Academy’s On-set Production Course- With a mission to put Georgians to work in all aspects of the state’s multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, all across the state, the Georgia Film Academy (GFA), in coordination with Georgia Tech-Savannah, recently announced plans to offer a course in Savannah that would introduce students to on-set film production.
GSEC Legislative Update: Session has started- Georgia’s legislative session began, with 36 freshman legislators and new leadership in several key committees. While the calendar seems to still be up in the air due to COVID, passing the budget and addressing voting rights are the main issues of focus.

Featured Company

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:

PC&E Rentals (Lighting Grip, Rentals) – 404-609-9001 – Mark Wofford

Production Consultants and Equipment (PC&E), an Employee Owned Company, is a full service rental company offering Camera, Lighting & Grip, Soundstages, and Sales and Expendables under one roof with 35 years in the industry. We offer the latest motion picture camera equipment and a full line of the most requested lenses, with unbeatable support and service.  We house a vast array of the latest L&G gear.  Our fleet of Grip Trucks, from 1 Ton to 10 Ton, is perfect for any job, small to large.  A supply of Chapman and Fisher Dollies as well as the latest lighting available completes any production.  Our Soundstages feature private entrances and full-service production support facilities for each stage.  S&E stocks virtually every product you need for any production. Online or in person, our sales staff is ready to help!  We are your one stop shop for all your production needs!
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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 and Tax Credits Aprio CPA
Airline Delta
Animation Available
Art/Storyboards Storyboards & Animatics
Audio / Visual Available
Banking Available
Body Painting Marjorie Kouns – Body as Canvas
Cameras, Lights and Lenses PC&E
Casting Available
Catering – Atlanta Available
Catering – Savannah Available
Corporate Housing – Atlanta Available
Costume Rentals Available
Dailies Available
Draperies & Upholstery The Sewing Studio
Education Georgia Film Academy
Electrical Contractor – Columbus Ritch Electric
Engineering W&A Engineering
Equipment Rental PC&E
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/Placement Entertainment Partners
Foley Available
Food Truck Available
Furniture – Rental Brook Furniture Rental
Hotel – Atlanta Available
Hotel – Columbus Extended Stay Columbus Airport
Hotel – Columbus Extended Stay Columbus Bradley Park
Hotel – Macon Extended Stay
Hotel – Savannah The Westin
Housing – Luxury Minty Living
Insurance: Film Production, Atlanta Williams, Turner & Mathis
Insurance: Film Production, Savannah Sapelo Insurance
Insurance: Personal, Auto, Home, Renters Available
Insurance: Life Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
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
Logistics/Transportation XPOLogistics
Marketing/Media Beck Media & Marketing
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 Available
Music: Audio Post / Process Management Available
Pest Control High Priority Pest Services
Plant/Decor Rentals Available
Post Production Moonshine Post-Production
Post Facility Rental Eclipse Creative
PPE Distributor, Entertainment Zen Rising Enterprises
Product Placement Available
Production Design & Art Direction – Atlanta Available
Production Design & Art Direction – Savannah Parker Beck
Production Film FilmTribe
Production Payroll & Incentives Services Available
Product Rentals – Truck, Trailers, Supplies Adventure Coast Rentals
Production Services Available
Production Video KRD Collective
Production Stage Available
Professional Makeup Available
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
Social Marketing Vroooom
Sound – Atlanta Atlanta Sound Guy
Special Effects crafty apes
Storyboards Storyboards & Animatics
Studio Space – Atlanta Bright Screen Studio
Stunts Jennifer Badger
Stunt Coordination Theo Kypri
Talent Agency Available
Tax Accountant Fricke & Associates, PC
Tax Credits, Accounting Aprio CPA
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
Transportation Available
Travel Available
Vending and Starbucks Coffee Savvy Vending
Venture Capital Available
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

Premier Partner: 

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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