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What we do
Helping protect tax incentive for the state of Georgia

If you are a member of the Georgia entertainment industry or you are interested in supporting the job growth that this industry is bringing to our state, you should become a GPP Member.

Our Mission & Vision
Engage the community to protect the tax incentive
Activate individuals through activities to advance all parts of the industry
Educate the Georgia workforce to strengthen and grow the industry
What's in it for you
Network w/ the industry at monthly member meetings and social events
Enjoy significant discounts from fellow members in the GPP Network
Discussing business issues and production challenges with industry leaders
OUR LEADERS
Meet Our Leadership Team

Our uniquely collaborative and passionate people work alongside our clients every step of the way—caring more, telling it like it is—to anticipate and overcome all the barriers to change.

Patricia Taylor

Co-President
Patricia “Trish” Taylor is returning in 2020 as Georgia Production Partnership’s Co- President. Trish served

Aneesah Bray

Co-President
Aneesah-Bray Power is a 27 year veteran of the entertainment industry specializing in Artist management and

Darius Evans

Vice President
Darius Evans is currently Chief Executive Officer of Tent Pole Media Group, a trend setting content and

Susan Moss

Secretary
With a background in production, acting and legal, Susan currently serves as the Regional Set Relations

Melissa Goodman

Internal Governance
Since 1992, Melissa has been Executive Director for the Atlanta Local of SAG-AFTRA. In 2004, she was

John Wilkins

Industry Community Relations
John Wilkins pivoted from a career in business development to acting in 2014. He enjoys leveraging his

Michael Jackson

Co-Chair Industry and Community Relations
Started my career in Tulsa as a lighting technician, rigging grip, set carpenter and studio manager at a

Peter Stathopoulos

Government Relations
Peter Stathopoulos leads Bennett Thrasher’s Entertainment practice, which consults with clients nationally

Briana Franklin

Marketing and Communications
Briana is a 2015 Georgia State Alumni who earned​ a degree in the bachelors of the arts majoring in Film and

Joe Williams

Education
Co-Founder of 12th Annual Kingdomwood Intl Film Festival, Motto; “Reach – Teach & Inspire the next

Teresa Edwards

Meeting Producer

Tammi Jones Tanaka

Social Media Director

April Mbakop

Website Director

Lisa Ferrell

Co-President
Currently executive producer for Resolution Media & Entertainment, Lisa Ferrell is well-versed in all

Clark Cofer

Co-President
Working in the Film/Video Production Community for more than 23 years, Clark has worn many hats including

Randall Franks

Vice President
Randall Franks is an actor, producer, director, author, and award-winning journalist, a syndicated newspaper
OUR HISTORY
The History of Our Organization

Georgia film and television industry decision makers began meeting in 1995 around a table at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta, Ga. to discuss common needs, issues and ideas that would help grow the state’s industry.

These Georgia Production Partnership meetings continued for 15 years with leaders developing vital industry strategies which forged the need for a more formal organization and key leaders to represent the group including a volunteer board of directors.

Georgia Production Partnership thanks all those who have served on our board and our various committees since our inception.

Their contributions helped solidify our industry’s success in Georgia.

We especially recognize our founding president and co-presidents:

2000-2003

Founding President
Founding President
Shay Bentley Griffin

2004-2005

Co-Presidents
Ric Reitz and Vivian Jones

2006-2009

Co-Presidents
Fran Burst-Terranella and Craig Miller

2010-2011

Co-Presidents
Bill Vanderkloot and Steve Mensch

2012-2013

Co-Presidents
Craig Miller and Steve Mensch

2014-2015

Co-Presidents
Craig Miller and Tim McCabe

2016-2017

Co-Presidents
Clark Cofer and Trish Taylor

2018-2019

Co-Presidents
Clark Cofer and Lisa Ferrell

2020-2021

Co-Presidents
Trish Taylor and Aneesah Bray