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GPP Regional Meeting – North Georgia Region

By March 3, 2018
May 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
University of North Georgia - Gainesville
3820 Mundy Mill Rd
Oakwood, GA 30566
Georgia Production Partnership Industry Relations




Members of the public (including business owners, economic development representatives, and students), should attend this event to learn more about how Georgia communities (outside of Atlanta) are attracting film productions to their cities.

Join us for a live case-study conversation with the Location Manager for the Netflix series Ozark, and the Cherokee County Camera Ready Liaison.

Georgia business owners should also attend to find out more about how you can utilize the film incentives in your own tax planning. We’ll be talking with the Head of the Bennett Thrasher Entertainment practice about these opportunities for all Georgia residents and business owners


REGISTER HERE (pre-registration is required for this meeting)
Deadline to Register online is Sunday, May 13 at 12 midnight.


May 18
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
University of North Georgia – Gainesville campus
Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center
(Directly across from the Administration Building on the Gainesville’s Campus.)
Theatre Room 108

Lisa Ferrell, Co-President of the Georgia Production Partnership
will be giving a brief overview of Georgia Production Partnership’s role in the digital entertainment industry in Georgia.



Craig Dominey, Manager of Camera Ready Georgia,
will be giving an overview of how the Georgia Film Office’s Camera Ready film program works and resources the local community can use to attract productions.


Wes Hagan is a well-known Location Manager, with proven success working with national productions.
He will be giving an overview of the process that international productions go through when choosing shooting locations in our state. Productions that Wes has worked with: Ozark (2017), Hidden Figures (2016), The Accountant (2016), Survivor’s Remorse (2015), The Red Road (2015), Selma (2014), and many, many more.

Molly Mercer is the Camera Ready Liaison for Cherokee County
She will be telling us more about the process of working with Wes and the Netflix series Ozark (starring Jason Bateman), and the impact that the production has had on their community.


Peter Stathopoulos, Partner with Bennett Thrasher and Head of their Entertainment practice,
will be giving us insight into the secondary market for the film tax credits. Individuals or companies with income tax liability can buy film tax credits and use them against income taxes, or employer withholding taxes.





PARKING – Free Visitor Parking is located next to the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center.
Map and Directions: CLICK HERE




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