“It’s so exciting. The film festival keeps growing every year. This is our 5th anniversary and it’s going to be our best year yet,” said Tracy Haynes, the co-director of the SSU Indie Film Festival.
Students competed in three categories of films, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Film industry judges served on a panel evaluating the submissions and wards were distributed in each category for “Best of Show,” “Audience Choice” and one final “Overall Winner.”
Gannon Murphy talks about why his company decided to be a founding member of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition and their investment in the state.
First, the movie or show must create jobs and second, some of the money must be spent inside the state. Productions can earn up to a 35 percent rebate on what they spend.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants state legislators to allocate up to $380 million to pay off a backlog of tax credits owed to production companies that shot movies or television shows in New Mexico.
What do an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common?
Nearly 80 students were specially selected from around 40 high schools across the state by a group called “21st Century Leaders” to learn more about the academy and jobs in the film industry.
Michael Cooke, who made his directorial debut in “Across the Tracks,” is in Albany filming his 20-minute proof of concept pilot at various locations throughout the city this week.
Bowdon explains that the increase in educational spending has long been speculated to be the remedy for problems in public schools, however where spending has increased locally, regionally and even nationwide, the country continues to lag behind most other large, industrialized countries in educational efficiency.
Kelsey Moore is Executive Director of Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition. She talks about the mission and focus of the coalition.