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The Agenda,

The movers and shakers will be out Wednesday evening attending various events. At the Georgia Entertainment 100 affair the agenda is set. Super brief presentations will cover;

  • Legislative recap, what has been signed by the Governor and impact on the entertainment industry
  • Music and recording, Tweed Recording will speak about building the educational pipeline to mimic and support Georgia’s booming film industry 
  • Localism, communities rallying to create another level of recruitment offerings for gaming, film and music entities
  • Independent filmmaking in Georgia, Tytan Pictures and others will briefly discuss opportunities and challenges for homegrown productions

We are near the occupancy limit. If you would like to attend, please request an invite. Confirmations will go out this weekend.

We would like to thank our event supporters and strong advocates of the entertainment industry. Especially our Premier Partners – Crafty Apes, Moonshine Post, Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, Frazier Deeter. Others include Sapelo Insurance, Tweed Recording, Tytan Pictures, Beck Media, Mauldin & Jenkins, Berkshire Hathaway – Luxury Collection – Debra Johnston, Crespo Law Office, Bennett Thrasher, Atlanta Sound Guy, PCE Group, Douglas County Tourism, Agency Eight Fifty, High Priority Pest Services, 2UMedical, Marjorie Ocho Kouns – M Productions and Events, Leff & Associates, Theo Kypri -Stunt Coordinator, Catering by Grecian Gyro, Security Partner for this event is Paradigm Security. 

Kris Bagwell hits the nail on the head today in a video about the tax incentive program in Georgia. Please watch.

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Recent Coverage

Kris Bagwell, EUE/Screen Gem; Social Issues and Being Responsible with Georgia’s Tax Incentive Program- Kris Bagwell is EVP at EUE/Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta. Today he talks to us about issues that could impact the tax credits including social legislation and adding on items to what is already one of the best programs in the world. 
Georgia Southern IT students to host night of gaming, computer networking- The Georgia Southern University Department of Information Technology (IT) hosted TekLAN 46 throughout the IT building. Put on each semester by IT students, the event includes gaming, board games, movies, coding and networking, both on the computer and socially.
Inaugural Tubman African American Film Festival coming to Macon- The Festival begins on May 3 with a 7 p.m. screening of the film "Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities at the Grand Opera House." Special guests get reserved seating and are invited to a pre-screening reception and meet and greet with the filmmaker.
FilmLA shows largest quarterly drop in LA-area production in 8 years- According to FilmLA data, Feature film production decreased 13.0 percent in the first quarter, to 708 SD. Timing appears to have played a role in the decline.
“Breakthrough” movie a Missouri story, but Missouri couldn’t compete to be a film site- Film professionals say Missouri is missing out on millions of dollars in revenue – especially in small towns and rural areas. Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg’s bill would bring back a tax incentive for bringing movies to Missouri.
Film and forensics positioned for growth at Georgia universities- Stepakoff’s goal is to turn Georgia into Y’allywood, the next Hollywood. “Your film academy believes in Georgia. We should train in Georgia,” he said at the Board of Regents meeting, which was held at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus.
Axis Replay Open for Game Studios and Esports- Axis Replay offers a shared, community-driven workspace for location-independent workers. Located at 112 Krog St. #10, Atlanta, GA 30307, it is seeking GGDA members interested in game dev and/esports to work there.
Even After Amazon, Lawmakers Won’t Touch NY’s $6.5 Billion (And Counting) Film Subsidy Program- And as far as generating overall economic development goes, the film tax credit numbers look even worse. That same Camoin report shows the state shelling out $1,447,915,071 in film credits over the years 2015 and 2016, while bringing in $1,552,161,401 in tax revenues.
Family-owned Crafty Apes puts ‘boots on the ground’ in Georgia- “I’m a sucker for a good story,” Chris says. “Ultimately at the end of the day, we love being part of a great story that will last for generations. That’s what we do best.”

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