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Georgia shines at Emmy’s,

“This year, the 2020 Emmy Awards were a virtual affair, but the Georgia-lensed productions taking home the gold trophy are just a small part of very real success stories for Georgia small businesses and our economy over the last decade plus…. HBO’s limited series “Watchmen” took home 11 prized Emmys this year in acting, writing and technical categories. Netflix regular series fan favorites “Ozark” and “Stranger Things” were awarded an acting Emmy and a Creative Arts Emmy, respectively.” Read about it here


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Recent Coverage

Motion Picture Association Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg- “Most notably, Justice Ginsburg proved the power of the dissenting voice. It has and will continue to inspire countless storytellers. And, while her life has been celebrated on screen in films like RBG and On the Basis of Sex, her true legacy is inspiring all creators to tell their own stories.
Hollywood Unions announce COVID-19 Testing and Protocols Adopted with the AMPTP to Allow Production to Resume Safely- The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit by the pandemic, to resume their crafts and livelihoods in workplaces redesigned around their health.
Job Creation Up In First Two Months of Fiscal Year- August data shows job creation from new Georgia projects has already reached one-third of the total jobs reported for fiscal year 2020, and investments are up 11% over July. Despite COVID-19, job creation is 1.5 times higher than the same two months last year.
Georgia Southern faculty awarded almost $300k, Video Game Design for Rural Georgia- Growing up in Turkey, Georgia Southern University Associate Professor of Instructional Technology Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D., was intrigued by video games but was only able to toy with the simple software of a friend’s 8-bit home computer.
Georgia-lensed Productions Shine at 2020 Emmy Awards- This year, the 2020 Emmy Awards were a virtual affair, but the Georgia-lensed productions taking home the gold trophy are just a small part of very real success stories for Georgia small businesses and our economy over the last decade plus.
CLOUD TO GROUND Seeking Director of Post- The Director of Post oversees all post production activities at Cloud to Ground: particularly staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and workflow optimizations.
Fall Line Entertainment Launches Film Distribution Company in Georgia with Commitment to the Big Screen- Long time industry vet, Crystal Trawick, most recently COO for Fun Academy Studios, will serve as CEO/President and the company will provide partnership opportunities for production, distribution and in-theatre marketing.
New Music Released from Tammy Hurt- I have some great news to share! I am thrilled to report that I’ve been back behind the drum kit and am releasing new music. The project is called, Sonic Rebel.
Despite pandemic, Gov. Kemp Reports FY20 Economic Development Projects Increase in Georgia- Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced an increase in economic development projects in Georgia and a total of more than $7.4 billion in new investments made in the state during fiscal year 2020.

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:

Crafty Apes – (VFX, Special Effects) – 404-331-0951 – Matt Akey

Crafty Apes is a full service boutique visual effects company. At Crafty Apes, we recognize that strong 2D compositing is the backbone for stunning visual effects. We pair the most talented artists in the field with the best technology available, and pay extra attention to the detail and integration 2D work requires. The result? Faster turnaround times, less overhead, better communication with our clients, and excellence in visual effects. Crafty Apes was formed primarily to offer high-end compositing services to feature films and commercial clients.

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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 Available
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 Available
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: 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 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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