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2018 GPP Board Elections

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GPP elections will be held in December.  Following is information about the open positions, eligibility and procedures.

Please read all information before emailing questions

  • The Chair of the 2018 Nominating Committee will be Rebecca Shrager who can be reached at rebecca@peoplestore.net
  • If you are eligible and interested, please email the Chair of the Nominating Committee.
  • The positions of Chair of Internal Governance and Government Relations Committees are open.  Please see below position descriptions as outlined in the Georgia Production Partnership By-Laws.
  • Participation on the GPP Board is a commitment to be taken seriously.  Duties vary according to the position at hand but most require a commitment of 7-14 hours per week, more around special events.
  • If you have read all the below information and you still have questions about eligibility or procedures, please contact Melissa Goodman at goodman@sagaftra.org

Open Committee Chair Descriptions:

– Government Relations:   Shall provide a flow of information between the PARTNERSHIP and the Georgia Film, Video and Music Office as well as its Advisory Board, and advocate for our industry.

– Internal Governance:   Shall advise and provide support to the officers, committee chairpersons and membership regarding following the Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and the Bylaws.

The Executive Board can, from time to time, shift the focus of any standing committee to address the then current needs of the PARTNERSHIP.

Election Process as described in GPP Bylaws:



The officers of the PARTNERSHIP shall be a President or two Co-Presidents, Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and the Immediate Past President(s). Additionally, there shall be seven elected Board Members. Together, the Officers and elected Board Members shall comprise the Executive Board of the PARTNERSHIP.

  1. Each Officer and Board Member shall be a Corporate or Individual member of the PARTNERSHIP.
  2. No person may hold two or more PARTNERSHIP offices concurrently.
  3. No Officer or Board Member shall receive any salary or compensation as an Officer or Board Member for his or her services except as may be specified in these bylaws.


Officers and Board Members must be and shall have been active members in good standing as specified below:

  1. President(s) and Vice-President must have been an active participant on one or more PARTNERSHIP committees for at least two years prior to nomination.
  2. Secretary, Treasurer and Elected Board Members must have been an active participant on one or more PARTNERSHIP committees for at least one year prior to nomination.

Section 6.03 TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office of each Officer or Board Member shall be for two (2) years and each Officer or Board Member shall hold office until his or her successor shall be elected and qualified or until he or she shall resign or shall be removed or otherwise disqualified

  1. No Officer shall hold the same office for more than two (2) full consecutive terms. A person, who has served as an Officer for one full term, is again eligible for nomination to said office.
  2. Each Officer and Board Member shall take office during the January meeting following his or her election.
  3. Five of the seven Board Members shall be elected and serve concurrently with the officers. The other two shall be elected in the year between officer elections.


The Executive Board shall appoint a Nominating Committee chairperson in September of each year. The chairperson shall appoint no fewer than two (2) additional committee members who are not currently officers. The committee shall be approved by the Executive Board no later than its October meeting.

At the November membership meeting, the Nominating Committee shall present a slate of at least one (1) nominee for each office or board position to be filled. The Nominee shall have given prior consent to run for and fulfill the responsibilities of office if elected. At that same November membership meeting, nominations from the floor are in order assuming the Nominee has given prior consent to run for the office

  1. The Officer and Board Nominating Committee shall only consider candidates for an Officer or Board position who are and have been active members in good standing for at least two (2) years prior to nomination.

The Officer and Board Nominating Committee shall have sole discretion to determine the definition and degree of “actively participated,” but shall include a listing of the officer candidate’s participation with the nominating report.

ELECTIONS shall be held in the December business meeting by a show of hands unless there is only one nominee for a given office when a voice vote can be taken. For either method, the candidate or candidates will leave the room for the vote.


Any Officer or Board Member may be removed by a vote of four-fifths (4/5) of the membership, after reasonable notice and a hearing, if requested. Any Officer or Board Member may resign in writing with 30 days notice. Such resignation is submitted to the Executive Board by delivering it to the President(s) or the Secretary.

Section 6.06 VACANCIES

A vacancy in any elected office shall be filled by a majority vote of the Executive Board. Each Officer or Board Member so appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the Officer or Board Member who has vacated said office.



GPP Celebrates 10 Years of Industry Growth with 10 For 10 Campaign

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On May 12, 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 1100 into law which secured the foundation of our state’s film, television and digital media industry – the 2008 Entertainment Industry Investment Act.  That signature was the result of countless hours of research, education, negotiation, meetings, consensus building and lobbying to craft and pass a workable and sustainable tax incentive that would attract the top entertainment companies in the world to Georgia.  See the press release announcing the signing HERE.  And it has exceeded expectations!

But as witnessed by other states who have seen their credits, incentives or rebates come and go, constant vigilance is required to protect the foundation that provides for billions of dollars of revenue and thousands of jobs; that is Georgia Production Partnership’s Job #1…to protect our production tax incentive.  To do this, we need your help in raising additional money to cover our efforts to educate, inform and influence legislators to protect our investment in our industry.

In 10 For 10, we’re asking everyone who benefits from work being done in film, television, new media, gaming or other entertainment and digital media industry to take 10 distinct actions to support our work.  In Action Item #1, please contribute at least $10 to sustain GPP’s efforts in this election year.  We need 2,000 people or more to contribute at that level to prep our coffers for the work ahead.  For those beginning their career, $10 may all that is available to invest but many of you have successfully established companies and careers  – we would ask that you contribute multiples of $10 as you are able.  Remember, this is an investment in sustaining your success as much as anything.  Please give generously and share your investment on social media with #IgaveGPP10for10 and #GPP10for10campaign.


Thank you for supporting Georgia Production Partnership and the Production Tax Incentive!

GPP Supports Industry Disaster Relief – Please Join US

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GPP joins with IATSE Locals 479600, and 798, and in association with the Teamsters Local 728, have joined in a collaborative effort with Georgia’s production companies, studios, and other industry professionals to contribute to the relief efforts for the victims of the recent hurricanes.  We have partnered with an organization called Caring For Others, Inc. and are collecting items on their behalf, which they will sort, pack, and transport directly to Houston, Orlando, and surrounding areas impacted by the storms.


By Giving

Please see the below of items that Caring For Others, Inc. is collecting and give as you are able.  All items must be brand new and un-opened. 

You can bring donations in north Atlanta to SAG-AFTRA Office (3565 Piedmont Rd, Bldg. 2, Suite 720, Atlanta 30305) or in south Atlanta to the IATSE Local 479 Office (4220 International Parkway, Atlanta, 30354) between 10:00 AM-5:00PM.

By Volunteering

Caring For Others, Inc. will be accepting donated items at their warehouse, located at 3537 Browns Mill Rd., Atlanta, 30354 and is seeking volunteers to assist in the sorting and packing of donated items.  Volunteers are welcome to go directly to their location between 10AM-3PM – for more information, click HERE.  They will need volunteers during those times every day through the weekend and into the following week.  Interested volunteers should ask for Ms. Shockley when they arrive.

By Supporting

If you are unable to donate items or volunteer your time, you can visit caring4others.org to learn how to donate monetarily to the efforts of the Caring For Others, Inc. organization.

How can productions help?

We would love for productions to get involved in these efforts as well.  Talk to your UPM about collecting items at your production office.  Challenge the company to match the donations brought in by the crew. UPMs can have items they collect/donate delivered directly to Caring For Others, Inc.’s warehouse, or contact Local 479 for help getting their donations picked up and delivered to the drop-off location.



Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Denture Cleaner & Adhesives, Mouthwash, Combs & Brushes, Body Wash & Soap, Toilet Tissue, Flushable Wipes, Deodorant & Antiperspirants, Maxi pads & Tampons, Lotion , Baby Oil & Vaseline, Adult Diapers, Anti-itch ointments, Band-Aid ‘s, Women ‘s & Men Disposable Razors, Cotton Balls & Q-tips, Rubbing Alcohol & Peroxide, Shampoo & Conditioner, Hair Spritz, Hair Gel, Elastic Rubber bands, Oil Sheen, Hair Grease, Hairpins (brown & black), Elastic Ponytail Holders, Fingernail & Toenail Clippers, Shower & Bath Caps, Reading Glasses (all strengths), Eye Drops, Contact Lenses Cases, Contact Lenses Cleaners & Solutions, Home Blood Glucose Monitors, Home Blood Pressure Monitors, Digital Thermometers, Menthol Vapor Rub, Hand Sanitizer, Hemorrhoid Ointment & Treatments, Antifungal Ointments & Treatments, etc.


Women’s & Men’s Socks (all sizes), Women ‘s & Men’s Underwear (all sizes), Women ‘s Bras (all sizes), Women’s & Men’s T-Shirts (all sizes), Women ‘s & Men’s Pants (all sizes), Women’s & Men’s Tennis Shoes (all sizes), Women’s & Men’s Shower Shoes & Flip Flops (all sizes), Baseball Caps (all sizes), etc.


Baby & Youth Socks (all sizes), Baby & Youth Underwear (all sizes), Baby Onesies, Baby & Youth T-Shirts (all sizes), Baby & Youth Pants (all sizes), Baby & Youth Tennis Shoes (all sizes), Baby & Youth Shower Shoes & Flip Flops (all sizes), Baseball Caps (all sizes), etc.


Disposable Diapers (all sizes), Baby Wipes (flushable & non-flushable), Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Rash Ointment, Baby Bath, Baby Lotion, Baby & Children ‘s Shampoo, Baby & Children’s Conditioner, Baby Combs & Brushes, Nasal Aspirators, Band-Aids, Baby Cribs, Portable Baby Playpens, Car Seats (all sizes), Infant Bouncers, Swings & Rockers, Toddler Travel Beds & Cots, Baby & Toddler Blankets, Baby Bibs, Q-tips, Elastic Ponytail, Ties, Hair Barrett’s & Bows, Fingerna il & Toenail Clippers, Shower & Bath Caps, Lice Shampoo & Treatments, Digital Thermometers, Humidifiers & Vaporizers, Ringworm Ointments, Youth Leashes, etc.


Blankets (all sizes), Pillows (all sizes), Sheet Sets (all sizes), Towels, Washcloths


Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent, Bathtub & Shower Cleaner, Multi-purposed Spray Cleaners, Fabric Refresher Spray, Aerosol & Other Types of Air Freshener, Disposable Cloth Dishcloths, Paper towels & Napkins, Styrofoam & Paper plates, Styrofoam Bowls, Disposable Plastic Forks, Spoons & Knives, Boxes of Baking Soda, Mothballs, Brooms & Mops, Buckets, Spray Bottles, House & Yard Bug Spray, Boric Acid, Matches & Lighters, Trash Bags (all sizes), Ziploc Bags (all sizes), Paper Bags (all sizes), Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Bed Bug Home Treatments, Batteries (all sizes), Flash Lights, Portable Weather Radios, etc.


Dry Dog & Cat Food (all ages & breeds), Feeding & Watering Bowls (all sizes), Portable Crates (all sizes), Dog & Cat Collars (all sizes), Dog Leashes (all sizes), Training Pad (all sizes), Dog & Cat Bath (all types, especially medicated for fleas , etc.), Dog & Cat Flea & Tick Collars (all sizes), Dog & Cat Toys (all types), Dog & Cat Treats ( all types & sizes), Dog Beds (all types & sizes), Cat Beds (all types and sizes), Dog Combs & Brushes (all types & sizes), Dog & Cat Nail Trimmers (all types & sizes), Dog Deodorants Spray, etc.


Teddy Bears, Baby Dolls, Board Games, Puzzles, Books, Magazines, Headphones, Card Games, Walkie Talkies & Two-Way Radios, Balls, Jump Ropes, Corded Phone Chargers (all phone brands)

City of Atlanta Hosts Industry Event on August 9th

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6th Annual Back to Business Conference:  August 8-10, 2017

Back to Business is a 3-day event for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn about growing their business

All events are FREE to attend.   Register at www.atlantabacktobusiness.com

What Social Media Strategy Is Best for You?  

  • Tuesday, August 8 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
  • General Assembly, 2nd Floor of Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atl 30308)

In this workshop, you will learn a methodology to help guide your efforts to develop an actionable social media strategy. You will learn how to structure your social media platforms, deploy your resources, and ultimately launch a social media campaign that is professional and provides results you will be able to interpret and understand.


Plugging into Business Opportunities In The Movie & TV Industry

  • Wednesday, August 9 (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
  • The Gathering Spot (384 Northyards Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313)

Atlanta is known as the Hollywood of the South and we want your company to be a part of this movement. Come and learn from professionals in the Film and TV industry how your business can get connected to potential opportunities. We will have networking as well as a panel discussion with the economic and creative leaders in Film and TV.


2017 Back to Business Conference

  • Thursday, August 10 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College (1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, 30310)

This procurement fair will have over 90 exhibitors who will speak with you about their procurement opportunities and processes. You will have an opportunity to interface with exhibitors from private and public corporations as well as federal, state, and local government agencies. Just a few of our confirmed exhibitors include The Home Depot, Porsche Cars North America, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Power, SunTrust, Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, The City of Atlanta, Fulton County, and numerous others.