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So much is happening right now and so much planned for 2022. It wasn’t long ago that productions paused and the path back to work was uncertain. Now, despite challenges from various setbacks with the pandemic, the state could not be busier. And it’s not just locations in the state that’s busy, our citizens as well. Georgia’s Drew Waters has a film upcoming called Desperate Riders starring alongside Trace Adkins and Tom Berenger. See more here. Also, Love Hurts, filmed mostly in Marietta will be out around Valentines Day. See more about this film here

Let’s get em in 2022!

Randy Davidson and the team at Georgia Entertainment News

Reaching thousands of professionals daily as Georgia’s most widely read source of news, analysis and information about the entertainment industry. (Our story.) 

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Recent Coverage

Why Georgia is becoming the new U.S. film production capital - If you’ve ever stuck around until the end credits of a major movie or TV show, then you’ve probably seen the “Made in Georgia” logo. That small logo tacked on the end credits can save productions hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars.
The secret sauce of Georgia’s extraordinary film industry: Georgians - There are so many reasons to be proud of our state. But I’d like to share with you something that Georgia has quietly done which should be not only a point of pride for all of us, but should also give us a sense of optimism about our collective future and the role our state…
2021: A Challenging Year for Cinema - There were triumphs on other fronts but not sufficient to pull the box office back to pre-pandemic levels. Although worldwide gross has sprung from $12.4 billion in 2020 to $21 billion in 2021, it’s still only 75% of the 2019 figure.
How far higher will Spider-Man: No Way Home go in the all-time highest-grossing charts? - As this story is being written, Peter Parker’s latest saga has already become the 10th biggest domestic release in history. Globally, Tom Holland’s latest outing as the web-slinging hero has become the 12th highest earning movie of all time. With its $1.37 billion earnings, Spider-Man handed Sony Pictures its biggest-grossing title.
Mill Creek Computer Science Club develops video games for kids with autism - A group of students from Mill Creek High School’s Computer Science Club have developed a series of educational video games created exclusively for young people with autism.
How subsidies helped Montreal become “the Hollywood of video games” - After seeing such success, it was only natural for the company to expand. The question for miHoYo was: where to go? That question was answered in November when the Chinese developer announced they were setting their sights on the west and establishing an office in Montreal, Canada.
Anna Chazelle To Write & Direct Horror Film Centered On Greek Legend Of Medusa For Fangoria Studios - For the uninitiated, Medusa was one of three Gorgon sisters with venomous snakes for hair, whose gaze could turn those around her to stone. The creature met her end at the hands of the demigod Perseus, who used her head as a weapon before giving it to the goddess Athena for placement on her shield.
“Love Hurts” releasing soon with Georgia connections - Six strangers are invited to a dinner party by a charming and enigmatic host, lured by the promise of substantial financial reward if they last the whole evening. However, all is not what it seems as the host reveals the dangerous and ultimately deadly secrets of his guests.
APRIO: The Good News About Build Back Better Act (BBBA) Not Moving Forward - The BBBA eliminates a permitted exclusion in the Net Investment Income tax provisions by subjecting all trade or business income of individuals with earnings over $400,000 (individual) or $500,000 (married couples) to the 3.8% net investment income tax—except to the extent already subject to self-employment tax.

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2022 Georgia Entertainment Resource Guide

Our digital resource guide is a collection of supporting companies that go above and beyond to provide superior service. This digital guide is delivered to thousands in the industry in Georgia and beyond. Take a look at the complete list. This week’s feature company:

Greenspoon Marder LLP (Lawyer) – 888-491-1120

Greenspoon Marder LLP’s Sports & Entertainment practice group provides multidisciplinary and innovative legal counsel to clients in the entertainment, media and technology industries across the United States. There is opportunity in chaos. Technological advances are quickly shifting the evolution and re-evolution of business models. As trusted advisors to both creatives and business people in the entertainment and sports industries, we counsel clients in entertainment talent negotiations, providing outside general counsel services and assisting companies with corporate structuring, financing, operations, sales and acquisitions, trademarks, copyrights, employment advice, record contracts, music and book publishing, and we have extensive experience negotiating multi-million dollar licensing, branding and media deals.

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Direct Connect

Direct Connect is an exclusive resource directory of select businesses. These companies provide special services for the entertainment industry. Contact us to find out how your company can be seen by thousands of executives each day.

 

Accounting and Tax Credits Aprio CPA
Airline Delta
Animation Available
Art/Storyboards Storyboards & Animatics
Audio / Visual Available
Banking Available
Body Painting Marjorie Kouns – Body as Canvas
Cameras, Lights and Lenses PC&E
Casting Available
Catering – Atlanta Available
Catering – Savannah Available
Corporate Housing – Atlanta Available
Costume Rentals Available
COVID Testing/Compliance PiperMed
Dailies Available
Draperies & Upholstery The Sewing Studio
Education Georgia Film Academy
Electrical Contractor – Columbus Ritch Electric
Engineering W&A Engineering
Equipment Rental PC&E
Event Planning Sup Creative Group
Event Rentals/Design Available
Expendable Sales Barbizon Lighting Company-Atlanta
Extras Casting & Payroll Central Casting
Festival Available
Financial Advisor Buzz Law, Creative Financial Group
Financing/Placement Entertainment Partners
Foley Available
Food Truck Available
Furniture – Rental Brook Furniture Rental
Hotel – Atlanta Available
Hotel – Columbus Extended Stay Columbus Airport
Hotel – Columbus Extended Stay Columbus Bradley Park
Hotel – Macon Extended Stay
Hotel – Savannah The Westin
Housing – Luxury Minty Living
Insurance: Film Production, Atlanta Williams, Turner & Mathis
Insurance: Film Production, Savannah Sapelo Insurance
Insurance: Personal, Auto, Home, Renters Available
Insurance: Life Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
Investing Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
Legal – Savannah The Bowen Law Group
Legal – Atlanta Greenspoon Marder LLP
Legal – West Georgia Available
Lending Available
Lighting Universal Production Services
Location Consultant Available
Logistics/Transportation XPOLogistics
Luxury Housing Minty Living
Marketing/Media Beck Media & Marketing
Medical Safety & Services Arthroscopy
Medical/Wellness 2UMedical, Robert S. Kaufmann M.D., Linda McIver FNP-C
Mergers/Acquisitions Available
Motion Capture Available
Music: Creation, Recording Studio Available
Music: Audio Post / Process Management Available
Pest Control High Priority Pest Services
Plant/Decor Rentals Available
Post Production Available
Post Facility Rental Eclipse Creative
PPE Distributor, Entertainment Zen Rising Enterprises
Product Placement Available
Production Design & Art Direction – Atlanta Available
Production Design & Art Direction – Savannah Parker Beck
Production Film FilmTribe
Production Payroll & Incentives Services Entertainment Partners
Product Rentals – Truck, Trailers, Supplies Adventure Coast Rentals
Production Services Available
Production Video KRD Collective
Production Stage Available
Professional Makeup Available
Props – Atlanta RJR Props
Props – Savannah Available
Public Relations GEM Public Relations
Real Estate – Atlanta Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties
Real Estate, Commercial – Savannah CBC Platinum Partners, Kim Iler
Rehearsal/Production Studio Crossover Entertainment Group
Rentals – Full-service Herc Entertainment Services
Rentals – Furniture Brook Furniture Rental
Security – Atlanta Paradigm Security Services
Security – Savannah Security Associates of Coastal Georgia
Set/Entertainment Design Available
Social Marketing Vroooom
Sound – Atlanta Atlanta Sound Guy
Special Effects crafty apes
Storyboards Storyboards & Animatics
Studio Space – Atlanta Bright Screen Studio
Stunts Jennifer Badger
Talent Agency Available
Tax Accountant Fricke & Associates, PC
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Tax Credits: Buy/Sell Cabretta Capital
Technical School – Atlanta Atlanta Technical College
Technical School – Savannah Savannah Technical College
Technology Exchange Communications
Transportation Available
Travel Available
Vending and Starbucks Coffee Savvy Vending
Venture Capital Available
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Voice Over Marjorie Ocho Kouns
VFX Cleanup & Rig Removal Jump!
Wardrobe Resource/Wardrobe Stylist Available
Water and Ice Purification Savvy Vending
Wealth Management Hudson Pendleton Financial Group
Web Design Available

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Herc Entertainment Rentals  – 818-569-6900 – Contact

Herc Entertainment specializes in Film, TV, and Live Event rentals. We carry “entertainment specific” products to fit your production’s needs. From aerial equipment, forklifts, carts, lighting equipment, generators, ground cover, and climate products, Herc Entertainment has what you need.

 

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