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.
Georgia business owners should also attend to find out more about how you can utilize the film incentives in your own tax planning.
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION (pre-registration is required for this meeting)
Deadline to Register is Sunday, March 25 at 12 midnight.
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.
Dodd Vickers 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. Dodd is best known for his work on Den of Thieves (2018), Sharp Objects (2017), Last Full Measure (2017), Brockmire (2017), and Prisoners (2013).
Kathy Oxford is the Executive Director of the Barnesville-Lamar Industrial Development Authority
She will be telling us more about the process of working with HBO’s upcoming TV series Sharp Objects and the impact that the production has had on their community.
Niki Sappington is the Director of Community Development, for the City of Barnesville
Niki, together with Dodd and Kathy, will take us through their “case study” discussion of the Sharp Objects series – What they learned, how their City developed a solid system to meet the production requirements, along with a city process that is now in place to spell success in attracting future projects to their area.
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 – There is a parking deck adjacent to The Douglass Theatre
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – SUNDAY, MARCH 25
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