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Overview of Film Financing With Debt And Tax Credits

Since pre-sale loans are secured by fixed payments owed under existing contracts, the lenders tend to be banks and the pricing tends to be relatively modest, typically requiring an up-front fee equal to 2% of the amount of the loan and interest at two points over LIBOR.

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Rockmart adds film ordinance to city code

Rockmart is looking to take a shot at gaining attention on the silver screen as well, and now have a film ordinance they can point to when blockbuster stars or smaller productions want to use the local area as a setting for their next hit.

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Documentary Recalls Georgia’s ‘Southern Woodstock’

The late concert promoter Alex Cooley organized the first Atlanta International Pop Festival in July 1969, a month before Woodstock, and bits of that concert are seen in the film. However, the documentaries’ main focus is the second festival, held over the Fourth of July weekend in 1970, in burning 100-degree heat.

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Epic Games Evangelist Christian Allen to Speak Feb. 26

Christian Allen is an experienced and BAFTA award winning AAA game designer and creative director. Prior to joining Epic Games as the Unreal Engine Evangelist for North America, Christian served as Lead Designer, Creative Director, and Design Director of several AAA game projects.

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Georgia State Introduces Film, Entertainment Program For Local Youth Georgia State Introduces Film, Entertainment Program For Local Youth

“CINEMA’s mission of providing 20 opportunity youth with the resources, knowledge and support necessary to obtain entry-level jobs in Georgia’s entertainment industry is not only revolutionary, but critical in our endeavor to make the entertainment business a more diverse, inclusive and egalitarian space,” said Taharka Davis, CINEMA Project director.

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South Georgia Film Festival announces 2019 Film Lineup

“Our number one goal is to bring people to Valdosta,” said Jason Brown, South Georgia Film Festival director. “We want to provide a venue where filmmakers want to show their work here. While they’re here, we want to show them why they should make their next film here.”

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VSU brings Rosa Parks film premiere

“Any opportunity we have to be able to share with community, both good films and good topics that can reflect on what was going on here, in our community, we want to do that,” said Jason Brown, the South Georgia Film Festival director.

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Slow Weekend at the Box Office

In a slow weekend at the US box office, last frame’s top three held their spots and shrugged off a small crop of unsuccessful newcomers. Universal and Bulmhouse’s Glass stayed at number one with $19 million, taking its total domestic sales to $73.5 million after less than two full weeks in theaters.

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Pennsylvania Film Tax Credits Scrutinized

The $65 million in film tax credits Pennsylvania offers each year may not be enough to convince many film producers to bring their business to the state, but it does likely help keep productions in Pennsylvania that might otherwise leave, the state Independent Fiscal Office reports.

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South Georgia economy looking up, Film noted

Hosted by the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast is an annual event for business owners to have an inside look at how the economy is expected to perform in the upcoming year, said Betty Morgan, vice president for business development with the chamber.

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Tweed Recording is opening in Downtown Athens, GA

Tweed’s creator is Andrew Ratcliffe, a native of Georgia with a twenty-two-year history in the audio recording industry and a part owner of the recently revived Sound Techniques console company that will feature several formats of the new consoles throughout the Tweed facilities. 

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Will Hollywood keep coming to Kentucky?

Kentucky lawmakers said the incentives could be reviewed again. “We do have to make sure that if we’re using taxpayer money we’re truly getting a return on that investment,” Democratic Senator Morgan McGarvey said.

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