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Malenka Warner

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!
CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLES & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOCAL PAPERS ACROSS GA

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.
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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.

 

 

Georgia Educator Directs His Students in Production of a Cyc Wall

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When considering the exciting film advancements and opportunities rapidly multiplying in our area,
cutting-edge accomplishments at the high school level may not be the first example to spring to mind. But one local educator seeks to change that perception with the implementation of a unique alternative to traditional teaching methods and the construction of a technologically advanced studio tool.
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House Bill 199 Update

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(Atlanta Business Chronicle – Dave Williams)
Film and television production companies that specialize in post-production work would qualify for state tax credits under legislation that cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Friday.

The bill, which passed 158-3 and now moves to the state Senate, would provide a 20-percent tax credit for post-production companies that have a Georgia payroll of at least $250,000 and spend at least $500,000 during a taxable year. The credit would increase to 30 percent if the production is created exclusively in Georgia.

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GPP’s North Georgia Regional Meeting

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Awesome Turnout!

GPP’s first North Georgia Regional meeting was a great success. 200+ people came out to learn more about the opportunity that the Film Industry brings to all of North Georgia.

Thank you to our guest panelists:

  • Craig Dominey – Camera Ready Program Manager with the Georgia Film Office
  • Rebecca Shirley – Director, Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program, city of Dahlonega; and Director of the North Georgia Film Office
  • Jeff Marker – Head of Communication, Media & Journalism Department, and Associate Professor of Film and English, with the University of North Georgia

And of course, our very special appreciation to the University of North Georgia! Your campus, your staff, your students were all wonderful. We look forward to our next visit!

 

Camera Ready Reps – In the House – GPP North GA Regional Meeting

Craig Miller – Telling us how Film in Georgia = Jobs in Georgia.

University of North Georgia Film and Digital Media Students – ROCK!