Film Columbus GA Event to Feature Music Efforts and the Upcoming Legislative Session

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The Columbus Film Commission is inviting those interested to attend the next Film Columbus GA event. This virtual event will take place on December 15th at 3:00 PM and will be hosted via ZOOM.

Please RSVP for the event by clicking here.  Upon receipt, you will receive a link and instructions for attending the event.

Agenda:

– Welcome, comments, and facilitation from Joel Slocumb, Film Commissioner

– Focus on the evolving music industry in the state of Georgia including initiatives that will make music more prevalent in the region. Our special guest will be Mala Sharma, a consultant, advising influencers and political leaders to bring more opportunities to those working in music, events and composing.

– With the legislative session on the horizon, we will explore potential laws that will be considered in Atlanta that could impact the film, music and gaming industry. Kelsey Moore and Nancy Palmer from the Georgia Chamber will share insight on the upcoming session.

Joel Slocumb, Columbus Film Commissioner stated, “By all accounts, this next legislative session in Atlanta will be important for the film and entertainment industry. We are excited to host Kelsey and Nancy as speakers to share how we can be involved and what we should watch for. We are also honored to have Mala with us to talk about the revived energy in music and policies that may enhance music creation and incentives in Columbus and Georgia.”

Please RSVP for the event by clicking here.  Upon receipt, you will receive a link and instructions for attending the event.

About Our Speakers:

Mala Sharma — a creative thinker with financial skills and a proven leader of high performing, collaborative, cross-functional teams. Sharma’s broad-based experience in the entertainment industry includes business development, management and strategic partnerships in music production and digital entertainment.

Sharma has been consulting In the creative industries since 2015, working with clients in all aspects of the entertainment industry clients include, Wabi Sabi Sound, Callonwolde Fine Arts Center, Avatar Events Group and Sound Diplomacy. In 2019, Sharma was appointed to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission by Governor Kemp. Additional board service includes US IP Alliance, Georgia IP Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports committee, the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter and the advisory board for the UGA’s Music Business Program.

Nancy Palmer — serves on the Chamber’s Government Affairs team as a state lobbyist focusing on the issue areas of Civil Judiciary policy and Tax policy. Nancy works directly with state legislators and agencies to facilitate the policy goals of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Council and its member businesses.

Kelsey Moore — the Executive Director of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, the leading advocacy organization for the film, television and digital entertainment industry in Georgia. Previously, Kelsey was the Director of Economic Development & Special Projects for the Georgia Chamber. In that role, she focused on strengthening the Chamber’s influence statewide through the Georgia Chamber Federation, a grassroots network she expanded to represent 147 community partners and 45,000+ small businesses across Georgia.

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