Georgia Film News had the pleasure of going behind the scenes of Georgia’s leading entertainment industry association, Georgia Production Partnership (GPP), and speaking with Atlanta-based Co-Presidents’ Trish Taylor and Clark Cofer.
The star of the Savannah Film Festival is the city itself, thanks to stunning historic districts and defining squares, shaded by towering oaks festooned with Spanish moss.
A new digital animation degree at Kennesaw State University will soon prepare students to creatively work in Georgia’s fast-growing entertainment industry. Today, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation.
“This program is a great example of how Columbus State University is responding to industry needs,” said CSU President Chris Markwood. “We are proud to have been asked to be one of the first partners in the Georgia Film Academy.”
Although there have been a lot of revisions to the original legislation over the past 10 years including changes to the cap of $25 million, GEIIA is still one of the strongest tax credit programs at the state level for the entertainment industry.
Craig Miller Productions has collaborated with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to “Get Out the Vote” for the 2016 Election Season. The firm produced four multi language election videos for this campaign.
Georgia Film News brings this special showcase of the Atlanta-based Georgia Film Academy with insights from Founding Executive Director Jeffrey Stepakoff, MFA. Stepakoff is a highly-accomplished 30-year veteran in the entertainment industry with far-reaching contributions in all forms of media from Emmy-winning television and Disney movies to interactive gaming and best-selling novels.
The research consortium Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf includes 29 researchers from 15 institutions and is led by Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences in UGA’s department of marine sciences.
There have been numerous blogs and web sites that start with the initial energy and effort but lack the resources, support or passion required to sustain momentum. We believe the timing is right for a well-funded and dedicated publication focused on Georgia’s film industry.