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March 2017

HB199 Passes

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Georgia Production Partnership wishes to thank the General Assembly,  Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and Speaker David Ralston for their continued support of the Film and Television Industry in Georgia.

The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act – HB199 – had remarkable support by both house and senate members in this legislative session.  This House Bill allows entertainment companies that develop video games, and complete post production work in Georgia, to be eligible for tax credits.  It offers a 20 percent tax credit to companies pursuing film, video or digital work in the state that promote the Georgia logo and edit those projects in the state.

Specifically,  HB199 provides a 20% tax credit for any post production company that has a minimum of $250,000 in Georgia payroll records, and that spend at least $500,000 per tax year. There is a 20% incentive  for post production companies that edit material shot outside Georgia, and in the circumstance that a production is exclusively created in Georgia, this tax credit would increase to 30%.

It will have a credit cap of $5 million this year, $10 million the following year, and then $15 million between 2019 and 2022, and a maximum of 20% of the total statewide available credit per company.


Georgia Film Day – How to Get Involved

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The Georgia Film Day at the State Capitol is happening on March 15.

GPP is encouraging all industry professionals and supporters to show appreciation for the production tax incentive in two ways:

1. SPEAK OUT: Before Wednesday, write a letter to the editor of all your local papers explaining the importance of a strong production environment to your career, and to your family’s well-being. It should be very short (suggested at less than 200 words) and definitely it should be personal. Impressive facts and figures are good, but the story of individuals are what makes a real impact!

2. SHOW UP: On Wednesday, March 15th at 9:00 am, join us at the Capitol for Georgia Film Day. And before you go, reach out to your state representative and state senator to let them know you’re coming – invite them to a photo op with you! Be sure to tag your photo with #GAFilmDay and #GPP.


GPP March Meeting – Behind the Scenes with GA Filmmakers

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March 7, 2017
This month our GPP speaker series was pleased to go behind-the-scenes with Georgia filmmakers whose features and short films will screen at this year’s Atlanta Film Festival, March 24 to April 2, 2017.
Our panel included the two Georgia directors whose Narrative Features will world premiere at this year’s AtlFF:

  • Tim Hall – Director, Writer, Producer “Born River Bye”
  • Fran Burst-Terranella – Director, Producer “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle”

Our guest legislator was Congressman Jody Hice from Georgia’s 10th Congressional district.

Here is this month’s list of entertainment projects currently filming in Georgia.
Presented by Lee Thomas, the Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.