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Entertainment industry leaders to deliver UGA Charter Lecture


A panel of renowned writers, producers and entertainment industry insiders will visit the University of Georgia Monday to deliver the Spring 2018 Charter Lecture.

The discussion, titled “Hollywood South: The New $9.5 Billion Georgia Industry,” will be held at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to ask questions to the panelists through the Twitter hashtag #HollywoodSouth.

Panelists include Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of “The Walking Dead”; Will Packer, executive producer of “Straight Outta Compton”; and Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The panel will be moderated by the executive director of the Georgia Film Academy, Jeffrey Stepakoff.

See more at the Athens Banner-Herald


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