The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2023, with more than $34 million in funding to support the arts nationwide.
The report from Georgia Southern University’s Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research revealed that in 2021 the $12.5 million program generated almost $90 million in economic output, almost $35 million in labor income, and more than $70 million in value added.
Nominations in all 17 categories have been released, as well as the shortlist for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema—a special prize for a film made in Georgia. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 13, 2023.
The Columbus Film Commission has announced that LaRonda Sutton will be the featured speaker at the next quarterly meeting. The event will be at the Springer Opera House in Columbus. These events connect entertainment professionals, artists and local businesses from Georgia and beyond and provide an opportunity to share information about activity in the region.
When you think of sporting events and Atlanta, you probably see visions of footballs being thrown across Mercedes-Benz Stadium, soccer fans cheering on Atlanta United, and buzzers cutting through the noise at State Farm Arena.
Gower Street’s first Global Box Office prediction for 2023 suggests further improvement. The $29 billion projection would represent a 12% gain over the current year if 2022 remains on course for an approximate $25.8 billion global box office.
The Columbus Film Commission will host their next quarterly meeting at the Springer Opera House on February 1st. These events connect entertainment professionals, artists and local businesses from Georgia and beyond and provide an opportunity to share information about activity in the region.
This announcement comes as the association begins shifting to a regional structure for State Government Affairs to align with the film industry’s growth and presence across the United States.
While the wait for Avatar: The Way of Water (and how much it will make a splash in the box office) is over this week, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reigned for the fifth consecutive weekend and hit the $400 million benchmark.