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Atlanta’s Film Industry on Display at South by Southwest (SXSW)


Atlanta’s position as a leading film hub will be on display at South by Southwest (SXSW) on 13th March when Tripp Crosby, aspiring filmmaker and half of the YouTube sketch comedy duo “Tripp and Tyler,” interviews Frank Patterson, president of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, to discuss making “A Movie in Real Life.”

The interview will be part of a program which will see ChooseATL highlight Atlanta’s tech, film and music industries by transforming the iconic Maggie Mae’s on Sixth Street into the “ChooseATL House.” The “House” will deliver a true Atlanta experience that catalyzes connections and immerses SXSW attendees in the culture of the region. 3,000 attendees are expected to attend.

ChooseATL takes its search for top tech talent on the road to SXSW 2017 for the second year in a row. Over the course of three days, Atlanta will make ground-breaking announcements, convene top corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, host exclusive conversations with world-renowned artists such as Ludacris, and activate the largest job fair booth at SXSW.

“With an incredibly diverse set of career options and our rich culture and community, it’s impossible to capture the Atlanta experience in just one day,” said Kate Atwood, executive director of ChooseATL. “So, we’ve crafted a three-day SXSW experience that promises to ignite new ideas, create business opportunities and increase the world’s sense of connectivity to our vibrant region and people.”

ChooseATL is a regional initiative focused on telling a comprehensive story about Atlanta to attract and retain top talent and intentionally grow the region’s prosperity in the global economy.


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