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Today’s Quick Entertainment Notes,

Savannah: We are headed to Savannah this week to attend and network with entertainment professionals in the coastal region. Our good friend and attorney Bo Bowen founded the Savannah Film Alliance a few years back to bring professionals together to discuss issues that impact film production in the region. The group will meet Thursday at Savannah Technical College. 🤗 

SoCal Rentals: Another friend of ours, Daniel Severson, is leading the efforts at SoCal Rentals in Georgia. The company supplies audio, video, led tiles, projectors and other equipment to TV and film productions, live events and music. Get more information about the company here. ⏰ 

Georgia Entertainment 100: Are you ready to mingle with the who’s who of film and entertainment on July 20th? Please request an invitation to our first live event since 2019 in Columbus. We have a wonderful venue at the Chattahoochee River Club, great partners and a stellar lineup of attendees. See more here. 🔨

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Debra Johnston of Coldwell Banker Realty in Atlanta is the go to person for hot locations and really anything you need to know about real estate in the Atlanta market. She specializes in the film and entertainment space. (On the selling front, she sold over $70 million in 2021 alone!!) Reach out.  

Please reply to this email or contact me if you would like to learn about being a partner with us. See below for more news and happenings. Til next time, onward and upward!!

Randy Davidson and the team at Georgia Entertainment

Reaching the who’s who of music, gaming and film – politicians, influencers, filmmakers, financiers, writers and others in Georgia and beyond. (Our story.) 

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Recent Coverage

Tyler Perry wants his Atlanta film studio to impact future generations - Filmmaker, actor and studio owner Tyler Perry has found success in his career, and says he’s motivated to keep going by the people who work for him and the ancestors who came before him. 
Iceland Increases Film Tax Incentive to 35 Percent - Iceland’s film commission on Thursday announced it’s increasing tax breaks to movies and television projects that shoot in the country from 25 percent to 35 percent, launching it into the upper tier of international filming locations when it comes to incentives.
Georgia Poet Laureate, Council for the Arts Announce 2022 Poet Laureate Prize Winner, Finalists - The prize is awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. This annual program is designed to encourage students in grades nine through 12 to write original poems and engage in the art form of poetry.
Georgia deputies cast as SWAT team in film with John Travolta shot in Columbus - The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office said its special response team was cast as SWAT team members in a film starring John Travolta. Muscogee County Sheriff's Office Major Joe McCrea also shared the screen with stars John Travolta and Kristin Davis during filming in Columbus. 
Strong Tax Incentives May Be Enough for Hollywood to Stay in States Restricting Abortion Access - But economics are not on the side of those who would like to see studios quit the Peach State. Georgia’s attempts to restrict abortion in 2019 didn’t deter Marvel, Tyler Perry, and other major studios from doing business there, for example.
World Box Office: Elvis Presley is King again - Elvis Presley is King again. After Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick duked it out for number one, locked in a dead heat, the King prevailed over Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
Bennett Thrasher Elects Jeff Call as Managing Partner - At the forefront of exceptional growth and expansion for Bennett Thrasher, Jeff will lead the firm through evolution in new markets and services to help the firms’ clients continue to succeed and grow.
Atlanta Film Society Welcomes New Education Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant - Taylor Montalto grew up obsessed with movies and was inspired to study film by her idol, Nora Ephron. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Taylor’s passion for all things film and photography-related has driven her to work on various projects in both documentary and narrative mediums.
Kids Video Connection Presents 15th Annual Atlanta Children’s Film Festival - Kids Video Connection, Inc. will present the 15th annual Atlanta Children’s Film Festival (ACFF) from July 7 - 24, 2022. The ACFF features two weeks of eye-opening and exciting activities, including film screenings and workshops for children, teens, and industry professionals.

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