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!
Audio Storytelling in Atlanta: The Next Big Thing
Speakers: Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV; Jason Hoch, HowStuffWorks
Description: Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV is the new creative force in the exploding medium of Podcasting, and a great example of the top tier creative talent coming out of Atlanta. Co-founded by filmmaker Payne Lindsey and music industry executive, Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV is a content creation company that serves as a home for storytellers. The company burst on to the scene last year with their viral investigative podcast “Up and Vanished,” which saw 150 million downloads and helped crack the 11-year-old missing person’s case of Georgia native, Tara Grinstead. The team now has multiple projects in the works, including a docu-series in development with Oxygen. Their newest podcast, co-produced by Atlanta-based podcast powerhouse, HowStuffWorks, is “Atlanta Monster,” exploring the horrific Atlanta Child Murders from 1979-1981. Atlanta Monster hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts a full week ahead of premiere and has seen millions of downloads as this investigative narrative rolls out week by week. Tenderfoot TV co-creators Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, as well as Jason Hoch, Head of New Initiatives for HowStuffWorks, will discuss their experience as content creators in Atlanta, and how podcasting is quickly becoming the next medium to impact the state.
On Sunday, February 25, 2018, thousands of people will come together to raise awareness and funds to help fight hunger in our community. Our team will be there – and we need your support!
Hunger Walk/Run is one of the most important hunger relief efforts of the year. The money we raise will feed hope for the 1 in 5 people who face hunger in our community.
Georgia Film Fights Hunger represents a broad spectrum of the film industry in Georgia. We are reaching out to crew members, production companies, professional organizations, unions, creatives, and students. The film industry in Georgia is booming and we’d like everyone to join us in giving back to the community.
Please join us in supporting this important mission! You can help us reach our team fundraising goal of $20,000 by making a donation on behalf of the entire team or a specific team member. Go to http://engage.acfb.org/goto/gffh2018 and make a donation or take the next step against hunger by joining our team and walking or running with us on Sunday February 25th.
Together, we can make sure that a child in our community doesn’t go to bed hungry tonight. We can offer a glimmer of hope to struggling parents desperately trying to make ends meet for their family. We can ensure another senior citizen isn’t forced to choose between paying for medicine or food.
Thank you so much, and we hope to see you at the 2018 Hunger Walk/Run
The Film Office Wants to Include Your Photo or Video!
On February 27th, the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office will host a “Film Day” at the Georgia State Capitol. It will provide an opportunity to educate people about the impact of film and television production in Georgia and how it continues to generate money for the state and jobs for residents.
We would love to have you come to the Capitol to share your stories with passing legislators, but because we know a lot of people will be working, we’d also like add to our photo montage of people impacted by the industry, either directly or indirectly.
We need your help to put together a presentation of photographs of people holding signs saying anything positive you’d like legislators and Governor Deal to see (thank you, supporting my family with the film industry, I get to work in Georgia doing what I love, I bought my house with film money, etc) – group shots and individual. It’s one thing to say it, but another to show the faces of the people whose lives have changed for the better as a result of our tax incentive. You can also send a short video – 15 seconds or less. DEADLINE is February 1st.
These photos will be part of a slideshow that will be looping during Film Day. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and forward this message to anyone working in our industry.
Georgia Production Partnership has opened up free meeting registration to non-members for this very special meeting – where we’ll feature Atlanta Mayor candidates for a forum discussion.
Lunch is available for pre-order for both members and non-members, provided by Zoe’s Kitchen.
Deadline to Register is Sunday, October 1st.
Space is limited, so register today.