GPP’s First Virtual Membership Meeting
Here’s A Recap of April 7th’s Panel “COVID-19: Impact, Resources, and Hope For The GA Entertainment Industry.“By: Briana Franklin
This past Tuesday marks Georgia Production Partnership’s first virtual membership meeting and as the organization plans the first of many for the upcoming months. Tuesday April 7th’s meeting was streamed over Facebook, Youtube, and on the GPP website with Peter Stathopoulos, GPP Government Relations Chair, as our moderator speaking with our GPP Lobbyist, Lewis Massey, Lee Thomas and Allen Fox from the GA Film Office, Alduan Tartt, Celebrity Psychologist, and Molly Coffee, Executive Director Film Impact GA.
If you missed the stream don’t worry the meeting has been posted on the GPP Facebook page and Youtube channel so you’re able to get the resources provided by moderator Peter Stathoupolus and Allen Fox from the GA Film Office. They discuss recently rolled out programs to help COVID-19 affected businesses and workers, not forgetting 1099 and gig workers who may not be able to follow the traditional route to receive unemployment.
See slides below:April-COVID19-Resource-Guide
Molly Coffee talks about access to resources to uplift creatives during this time by reminding us to “take advantage of opportunity in crisis.” There are platforms offering access to resources like Sundance Collab opening up their online master classes for free and Film Impact GA having a #AskAPro Live with Angela Barnes Gomes, Director of Atlanta’s Soul Train TV series.
Dr. Tartt offers tips for Reducing Anxiety During COVID-19, suggestions that for many will help with maintaining a healthy routine during the stay-at-home order. “It’s more important than anything to practice self care during this time.” For those who are natural list checkers and need a daily routine to stay balanced, “finding your purpose will keep you grounded.” So whether it’s taking a walk in the morning to get a dose of nature or repurposing those skills you’ve lost sight of in the next few weeks, maintaining a self curated schedule for what works best for you will be key.
See his presentation below:The-5-tips-For-Reducing-Anxiety-During-A-Pandemic-GPP
Link to the Live stream below: