Below are the vetted partners for the Georgia Entertainment Resource Guide. This sponsored digital guide is sent to thousands of industry insiders, producers and directors twice annually. The resource is also available 24/7 here on our web site and found in Google and other search engines. These companies have gone above and beyond to provide superior services to their clients in the industry. Please review their profiles and contact them today.
The Premier Partner of the 2023 Georgia Entertainment Resource Guide is Monarch Film Credits.
Monarch Film Credits, a division of Monarch Private Capital, has placed over $1 billion of film, motion picture and digital media tax credits since 2006. The division’s head, Marco Cordova, is one of the foremost film tax credit experts in the nation. See more about their services in the company’s full listing below.
Bennett Thrasher LLP (Accounting) – 770-396-2200 – Peter Stathopoulos
Bennett Thrasher, an Atlanta-based accounting and consulting firm with a national Entertainment Practice, has in-depth experience in the entertainment industry, representing clients ranging from major motion picture studios, television networks and streaming platforms to independent production companies, producers and artists. We help production companies identify and maximize entertainment-related incentives in Georgia and across the country. Additionally, our full-suite of accounting services includes financial reporting and assurance, tax return preparation and planning and wealth management.
Frazier Deeter (Accounting) – 404-253-7500
Frazier & Deeter’s entertainment CPAs provide a wide range of services to support entertainment clients. Whether you’re shooting a $20,000 webisode or a $100M feature, our firm can provide consulting, assurance and attestation services to fit the financial needs of your production. Our services include: Structuring of your project-specific legal entities, Budget analysis, Maximizing your investment, Helping you keep in compliance with State guidelines, Auditing of production expenditures, Applying for tax credits, Assistance with monetizing tax credits, Personal tax and financial planning.
Fricke & Associates, P.C. (Accountants) – 770-216-2226 – Contact
Georgia is now known as the Hollywood of the South. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, which provides a tax credit of up to 30% for qualifying productions, has helped grow the filmmaking industry in the region. This tax opportunity cuts costs dramatically, making Georgia an attractive place to produce movies, television shows, commercials, and other content.
At Fricke & Associates, LLC., our CPAs work closely with both independent filmmakers and major production companies. We help clients in the film industry select and set up their proper business entity, make sure they meet all the regulatory requirements, maintain all the proper documentation, and plan for minimizing tax liabilities.
Omar Foster – (Set Design/Art Design) – 678-777-1520
A Well Rounded designer. 5 Year Architectural degree, Associates in Architectural Drafting, Certificate in Graphic Design, Undergrad in Construction Management &Minor in Business Admin. Skilled Scaled model builder
ICP – (Audio, Production) – 404-355-7943 – Jay Rabbitt
For over 40 years, ICP has been the Southeastern United States’ first source for high-end audio and
PL / Com services for broadcast, corporate, and special events. ICP also provides some of the most experienced engineers and technicians available in the Southeast to ensure a full-service familiarity on par with producers’ and directors’ expectations from Los Angeles, NYC, and worldwide. ICP features state-of-the-art speaker systems from d&b audiotechnik, wireless mics from Shure Axient and Sennheiser, digital consoles from Yamaha, AVID, and Digico, and specialized IFB and PL / Com from Freespeak and Riedel. Along with ICP’s long-running partnership with ATK Audiotek and Versacom in Los Angeles, we can provide any audio solution required for studio-based productions.
Atlantic Capital Bank – (Banking) – 404-995-6050 – Sonny Deriso
Atlantic Capital is a publicly traded $2.9 billion bank headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlantic Capital provides lending, treasury management, and capital markets services to small and mid-size businesses, with a focus on commercial and not-for-profit enterprises, commercial real estate developers, and affluent families and individuals.
Reel Supplies – (Building Supplies) – 404-772-1956 – Matt Davis
At Reel Supplies, our vision is to connect feature film and TV production with building supplies in a way that is as dynamic as the industry itself. Our mission is to use our people and process to reinvent the pivotal role of building supplies in the feature film and production industry. Matt Davis is the CEO. He has over 14 years’ experience in operations, logistics, purchasing, and sales in the film and television industry. His proven track record includes over $85MM in gross career sales in the building supply and equipment rental industries.
Hanna Brothers (Catering) – (770) 460-0280 – Contact Us
A Leading Partner with the Film & Television Industry for Over 20 Years! We believe that a great meal brings people together…and that the world could use a little more of that right now. Locally-sourced, made-from-scratch meals ensure your quality standards are met every time. We offer catering solutions to the film, production, gaming, corporate, and disaster relief industries. We feed a great meal to hundreds of thousands of people every year. Using tried & true methods and techniques, as well as our corporate commitment to sustainability, we are able to reduce waste and benefit the environment at a large scale.
Hanna Brothers is honored to have worked on over 200+ film projects, including popular television shows like Queen Sugar, DC’s Doom Patrol, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margret, CSI: Miami, CW’s Legacies. As well as critically-acclaimed feature films such as Green Book, Crash, and High Fidelity. For more information and to view our sample menus, visit our website.
Austro Catering (Catering) – 661-645-5581 – Horst Jung
Welcome to AUSTRO Catering Services. Our company is specifically designed to provide food service on location and stage of TV, Motion Picture, and Commercial Production Companies. I am a certified Chef from the Villach Culinary Institute in Austria with thirty years of international working experience in first class hotels and restaurants. I will be on-site on a daily basis as the manager and chef. My presence will assure and guarantee that your crew will receive the very best personal and quality service. With AUSTRO CATERING SERVICES you can relax because every meal will be served with personalized care and dependability from the first day of filming through the final day of production.
Piper Med (Compliance/OnSet) – Info@PiperMedGA.com
Let us help you navigate the complexities of COVID compliance on your set. Locally licensed in GA, TX and RI. Use our SAG-approved protocol, successfully implemented on set beginning July 2020. Our experienced producers adapt protocol to your production, department by department, day by day. Our medical advisors and risk assessors oversee this protocol design. On-site testing for entire cast and crew – a game changer for set safety, not to mention schedule (rapid results available!). Our medical advisors oversee testing schedule creation, considering Zone A and Zone B, plus training on Zone C risks.
Norcostco (Professional Makeup) – 470.447.1412 – Meghan Bernstein
Member of: United States Institute of Theatre Technology, National Costumers Association, Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Educational Theatre Association, Georgia Production Partnership. Professional makeup: Ben Nye, Kryolan, Mehron, Cinema Secrets, Iwata, Skin Illustrator, European Body Art, Bluebird, Reel, Temptu, Kett, Face Atelier, Danessa Myricks, WM Creations, and more. Expansive expendables selection. Set bags, actor bags, hair expendables, brushes. For production quotes and account setup, please contact: email@example.com Credits: Doom Patrol, Stranger Things, Dynasty, Black Panther 2, Haunted Mansion, Shazam! 2, The Walking Dead. Additional credits available upon request.
COSTUME RENTALS, SPECIALTY CLOTHING
KaliCollection (Costume Rentals, Vintage Wardrobe) – 470-219-5058 – Deborah Cha Blevins
Atlanta’s finest vintage rental house, serving productions from coast to coast. Our stock is hand selected, well maintained, and well organized. We can help make your production authentic and stylish. We now offer Made to Order services as well. Show Credits: The Tender Bar, West Side Story, Julia, Doom Patrol Season 1-4, Wanda Vision, Lovecraft Country, Hidden Figures, George and Tammy, Wonder Years, Underground Railroad
a pierre design (Production Design) – (404) 221-1221 – Andre Pierre
a pierre design is located in Atlanta, Georgia serving productions all over the state. Member of: IATSE 479 movies & TV shows. Credits: Ordinary Joe (season 1); Uglies; DMZ; Strongers; Promise Land; The Color Purple Musical; Unsung: Jen Carne. Additional credits available upon request. Fabrics, Draperies and Upholstery, On Set Supplies & Services, Production Support Services
Savannah Technical College (Education) – Contact
Film crews prefer our graduates. The Savannah Film Academy at Savannah Tech prepares students for below-the-line careers in the film industry. The certificate program features hands-on training with the latest equipment while students attain a basic knowledge of film etiquette, protocol, and organizational structure. While they are learning, students build their resumes as they gain valuable work experience. In only three semesters, graduates will be earning a great living and doing something they love. Visit savannahtech.edu/SAV-Film to learn more.
Atlanta Technical College (Education) – 404-225-4461 – Contact
Atlanta Technical College’s Continuing Education Department’s mission is to develop short courses, workshops, and seminars for professional development and personal enrichment. Thanks to our partnership with the Georgia Film Academy, we proudly offer Introduction to On-Set Film Production for those students interested in obtaining skills for a career in the film industry. This 18 credit hour certification program provides students with a basic level of on-set film production skills, knowledge, and experience with film-industry standard organizational structure, professional equipment, and on-set procedures.
Ritch Electric (Electrical) – (706) 322-6825 – Betsy Ritch
At Ritch Electric Co., Inc. we are an experienced and highly-recommended contractor serving the electrical needs of commercial and institutional properties from new wiring to electrical maintenance, and troubleshooting. We’re specialists in the service and installation of electrical systems, and have a comprehensive knowledge of new technologies, as well as systems that have been installed for years.
As a woman-owned business we have plenty of experience filling government contracts including work on-base at Fort Benning. As such, we believe that we are easier to work with and better to look at than most of our counterparts! Our commitment is to get the job done safely, on time and at an affordable rate. Call us today and find out why so many people in and around Columbus rely upon Ritch Electric Co., Inc.
W&A Engineering (Engineering) – 706-310-0400 – Contact
W&A Engineering is a growing multidisciplinary engineering firm headquartered in Athens, Georgia. Known for our innovative design, efficient engineering, and professional service, W&A is the trusted partner of community leaders and developers driving sustainable growth throughout the United States. Utilizing a mix of creative and analytical engineering, along with extensive real world experience, our team efficiently moves projects from inception to completion in a wide variety of public and private sectors. W&A Engineering leads the Northeast Georgia market, provides on-call economic development services to over 35 communities, has project experience in more than 45 states, and continues to expand services and forge partnerships in the South’s most dynamic cities.
RiseImpact Capital (Buy/Sell Tax Credits) – 470-552-0171 – Chelsea Spivey
RiseImpact Capital (formerly Sixty West TCI) is a full service tax advantaged real estate development and tax credit syndication firm focusing on federal and state tax credits in the areas of affordable housing, historic development, renewable energy and film & entertainment. Offices are located in Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri and South Carolina.
The RiseImpact team has monetized over $2 billion in federal and state tax credits and over $1 billion of film & entertainment tax credits. The firm has financed and syndicated federal and state tax credits in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
RiseImpact recently engaged Nicole Ameln and her firm North Star Incentives to lead RiseImpact’s pursuit of film & entertainment tax credit brokerage, syndication and finance opportunities. RiseImpact is an active member of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, Georgia Production Partnership and Women in Film and Television Atlanta.
Monarch Film Credits (Buy/Sell Tax Credits) – (678) 243-8668 – Marco Cordova
Monarch Film Credits, a division of Monarch Private Capital, has placed over $1 billion of film, motion picture and digital media tax credits since 2006. Our division head, Marco Cordova, is one of the foremost film tax credit experts in the nation, previously working for a major motion picture studio and another large entertainment company. Monarch:
- Helps major studios and independent productions place film tax credits generated in U.S. jurisdictions offering transferable tax credits
- Assists Fortune 500 companies, private companies, and high-net-worth taxpayers to use film tax credits to offset their state tax liabilities
- Works with freely transferable tax credits in states such as Georgia, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Montana
- Has a large and experienced team of CPAs, tax attorneys, and accountants to help ensure our tax credit placement transactions are processed timely and accurately
Blue Trail Entertainment (Film, Production) – 484-201-5872 – Contact
Blue Trail Entertainment is a full-service production company since 2006, owned by husband-and-wife team Eric Bugbee (director / cinematographer / writer) and Jill Bugbee (producer / PM / writer), developing and producing feature films and TV shows, which have RIFF (redemptive, inspirational, family or faith) content. Our first feature film Heroes of Dirt (PG-13, 2015) was a coming-of-age sports drama with positive critical reviews, and promoted by ESPN, USA BMX and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It went out on limited theatrical release, and was listed in the 75 Movies To Watch Fall 2015 by Vulture / NY Magazine along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spectre, The Martian, and other major movies.
Our company’s subsidiary, Blue Trail Productions, services small to national companies with commercials, marketing media, educational videos and documentaries. Based in Fayetteville, GA, our company plans to build a 5K+ sq. ft. boutique soundstage 1 mile from Trilith Studios.
Brook Furniture Rental – (Rental) – Jeanne Milnes 818.388.1045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are America’s leading high-end residential and office furniture rental company serving the entertainment industry. We provide high quality furniture and trustworthy and reliable service to people and companies in transition. We know that most people have not had to rent furniture before, so we aim to make the process of transition as easy and comfortable as possible. Our website will walk you through the steps to furnish your home or office with high-quality furniture and our white-glove service teams will set-up your space to be walk-in ready. In most cases, we are able to set-up your new home or office within 48 hours of a lease being signed. We are relentless in our focus on customer service and take pride in our sustainability initiatives.
Arthroscopy (Health) – 770-565-0011 – Contact
Every member of The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are dedicated to providing each patient the best service possible. Dr. Weil and Dr. Steenlage are board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Weil is fellowship trained in hand surgery. We have a strong commitment to listening to you and providing current, conservative and essential treatment.
Our goal is simple: identify and solve your orthopedic injury and condition. By using a holistic approach along with sports medicine principles every effort is made to reduce the anxiety and difficulty of being a patient. We strive to earn our patient loyalty every day. Each member of the COSM team works to provide the type and level of medical care that we would expect if we were a patient. Each patient becomes an active participant in their care. As with most things in medicine, a team approach that includes the patient results in the best success. We believe that your time is important and that your understanding of your condition is critical to the success of your treatment.
2UMedical (Health) – 404.847.9555 – Linda McIver
Linda McIver, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and an American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioner (ABAAHP). She has a vision for simplifying healthcare delivery, and she is passionate about promoting wellness. She has enjoyed a career in healthcare for 30 years, and her background is diverse. She attended Auburn University for her bachelors in nursing, followed by Kennesaw State University for her masters degree. Since 1989, Dr. Kaufmann has been practicing internal medicine at The Kaufmann Clinic with offices in Atlanta and Woodstock. Dr. Kaufmann is a native Atlantan. He earned his medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufmann has a strong presence in the growing world of film and music in Atlanta, and his services are sought after in this community.
ProHealth (Health, Wellness) – 770-487-1931 – Karyn Staples
Welcome to ProHealth. You are in one of the nation’s premier wellbeing facilities, not only seeing patients and clients from our local community, but delivering world-class training to Physical Therapists, Pilates Instructors, and other Health Improvement practitioners form around the globe. We want you to get he most out of the time and effort you are investing in Health Improvement. Of course, when it comes to your body, it is the only one you have. When you invest in Pilates or Rehabilitation, you do not want to engage in training that is not beneficial or may actually increase future injury risk. Rather, it is important to retrain and reinforce proper movement patterns efficiently in a safe manner. ProHealth is a facility certified to meet the highest healthcare standards, delivering care from certified practitioners who have comprehensive and required training and on-site supervision and guidance form one of the nation’s leading wellbeing practitioners and instructors, Karyn Staples, PT, PhD—giving you the peace of mind and confidence that you are safely optimizing your health improvement outcomes and investment of time and money. We look forward to being a part of your continued wellbeing journey.
HOTEL – Savannah
The Westin, Savannah Harbor (Hotel, Savannah) – (912) 201-2000
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, located on the Savannah River, neighboring Savannah’s historic district, has been completely renovated to include the amenities you’re looking for with any getaway, romantic adventure or business trip. Conveniently situated next to the Savannah Convention Center, our hotel is your ideal choice among hotels in Savannah. Our hotel includes a Heavenly Day Spa, Har-Tru tennis courts and the only PGA championship golf course in the Savannah area. Guests love our 403 rooms and suites with 55-inch LCD Smart TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, multimedia connectivity and Westin Heavenly® Beds and Heavenly® Baths.
HOUSING – Luxury
Minty Living (Housing, Luxury) – (706) 538-3533 – Sidra Gross
Minty Living is a boutique property management company that provides impeccable service and discretion in the furnished luxury real estate market in Atlanta. We know you want to feel comfortable while working away from home and with a full time team of housekeepers, contractors and a dedicated 24/7 concierge service, we can handle the needs of the most sophisticated clientele. All our spaces equally boast professional design, loads of smart home tech, organic linens and amenity kits and fast wifi, all located in Atlanta’s best neighborhoods.
Sapelo Insurance (Insurance, Production) – 912-352-3800 – Rob Jones
Sapelo Insurance is a Georgia based independent insurance agency. Contact us to take advantage of the incredible Georgia Film Tax credits by working with a Georgia based agency. We work with film and tv productions to provide these insurance services, Film Production Packages, General Liability, Auto Liability, Workers Comp, Guild Travel, Producers E&O, Rental Equipment Packages.
Williams, Turner & Mathis (Insurance, Film) – 770-934-3248 – Lynn Mathis
Are you looking for insurance for yourself or your business? As a Trusted Choice and SecureRisk Agent, we are able to assist you in the complicated decisions you will need to make to make sure you are getting the coverage you need at a competitive price. Some insurance agencies work with just one insurance company. Not us. In fact, we work with many different companies which gives us the ability to find the best match for you – the coverage you need with the insurance company that can offer the best fit! We are free to do what’s right for you.
Barrow Group (Insurance, Film) – 800-874-4798 – Natasha Bobbit
Barrow Group is a niche insurance broker offering comprehensive, tailored insurance solutions to the temporary staffing, PEO and film and television industries for more than 30 years. With expertise in workers’ compensation, liabilities, risk management, employee benefits, and captive insurance, Barrow Group provides best-in-class insurance products that protect your business and its assets from the risks threatening your success. For more information, please call 800-874-4798.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP – (Legal Services) – 404-264-4038 – Steve Weizenecker
Our attorneys provide strategic advice to a wide range of U.S. and international clients in the film and television arenas. We advise venture and production funds, independent producers, distributors on film and television finance matters, including tax-advantaged financing, subsidies and co-production agreements, co-financings, output agreements and transactions involving film and media content. We also negotiate on behalf of producers, directors, screenwriters, composers, financial institutions and private equity groups in connection with their diverse endeavors in the film and television industry.
Arnall Golden Gregory– (Legal Services) – (404) 873-8500 – Matthew Wilson
Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG), an Am Law 200 law firm with 180 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., takes a “business sensibility” approach when advising clients. We provide industry knowledge, attention to detail, transparency and value to help businesses and individuals achieve their definition of success. Our Entertainment & Sports team represents clients across the entertainment industry spectrum including film, television, radio, theater, music, visual arts, publishing, athletics, esports and e-gaming. We handle complex transactions, litigation, investment and financing, intellectual property protection and licensing, and wealth transfer and charitable planning. As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, we help our clients navigate their inevitable legal and business challenges, offering the peace of mind and confidence necessary for our clients to focus their energies on creative pursuits.
The Bowen Law Group – (Legal Services, Savannah) – 912-544-2050 – Bo Bowen
The Bowen Law Group is heavily involved with the expansion of the entertainment industry throughout the Southeast, particularly in the areas of film and television production. We understand the complex questions that routinely arise in the entertainment field and take pride in crafting innovative solutions to challenging issues. The Bowen Law Group represents individuals and companies (domestic and international) in all areas of entertainment industry, including producers, production companies, directors, talent, writers, photographers, commercial artists and other creative professionals.
Vivid IP (Legal) – 404-474-1600 – Contact
Vivid IP is a bold boutique law practice with a team that’s dedicated to protecting and enforcing our clients’ intellectual property. Based out of Atlanta, GA, we take an approach to IP law that’s as unique and distinctive as each brand we partner with. With all the expertise of a big law firm, and a personal, passionate approach that’s all our own, our work ensures that artists and innovators can create boldly, brand wisely, and advance fearlessly. We aim to be the future of IP. Our focus areas include entertainment law, trademarks and copyright enforcement, patents law, IP litigation, and IP portfolio optimization.
Universal Production Services (Lighting) – 404-662-4035 OR 404- 450-1968 – Chad Garcia – Email – email@example.com or Chad.firstname.lastname@example.org
PC&E Rentals (Lighting Grip, Rentals) – 404-609-9001 – Mark Wofford
Film Augusta – (Location) – (706) 724-4067
Film Augusta is the Augusta film commission, providing services to filmmakers and those in the film industry that want to register their production with the City of Augusta. Film Augusta provides permit assistance, film registration assistance, a staff liaison to all public offices, location help and much more.
1010 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
email@example.com (706) 724-4067
DeKalb Entertainment Commission (Location) 404-687-2748
The DeKalb Entertainment Commission offers businesses in Georgia’s fast-growing entertainment industry access to a collaborative, supportive infrastructure that stimulates the growth and success of creative ventures in film, television, music and digital entertainment for DeKalb Counties 13 cities and 20 unincorporated communities. Our Commission provides several key services that simplify the pre-production process. We offer an easy online Filming Permit Application Process and a Location Database of viable filming locations that can be classified as farm, urban, rural, and/or suburban. For DeKalb County Residents, we also offer a Film Location Registry for residents to place their homes and/or businesses within our Locations Database.
City of Decatur (Location, Film) | Contact Decatur Film Office: 404-371-8386
Decatur, Georgia, six miles east of Atlanta, is a magnet for production crews looking for a small town vibe with downtown storefronts, tree-lined streets, and historic spaces. Filming hotspots include the downtown pedestrian square (HBO’s Watchmen), the marble halls of the Historic Courthouse/DeKalb History Center (Candy, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series), Legacy Park, Decatur Cemetery (Goosebumps), Agnes Scott College (The Blind Side), and Oakhurst Elementary School. Other television and movie productions that have come here over the past three decades include Wonder Years, productions from the DC Comics multiverse and the Marvel universe, Pet Sematary, Zombieland, and Driving Miss Daisy. (Watchmen photo via HBO).
Apply for film permits online here.
Rabun County Tourism Development Authority (Film Location) – 706-212-0241 – Contact
You’ll find everything you could dream of for the perfect get away to rest, relax and renew. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a student of history, a prolific shopper or collector, or a gourmet or farmer at heart, you can find it here, beckoning you, and waiting to delight you. Use this website to plan your adventure!
Savannah Regional Film Commission (Film Location) – 912-447-4159 – Beth Nelson
The Savannah Regional Film Commission, an AFCI certified Film Commission, is the central point of contact for entertainment production in our region. We promote the Savannah region as a premier destination for motion picture, television, and commercial productions. Our office functions as a liaison between film companies and various municipalities in the Savannah region. We also provide location assistance and coordination with local crew and support services. The Savannah region boasts a wealth of locations including the nation’s largest historic district, an evergreen urban forest with timeless, picturesque and easily accessible coastal and rural areas. Our wealth of settings has played as Texas, Florida, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., Missouri, Louisiana, Southeast Asia, and “anywhere” U.S.A., to name a few. In addition to the state of Georgia’s tax incentives, the Savannah Regional Film Commission offers a local entertainment production rebate available for qualified productions.
XPOLogistics (Logistics) – 470-372-7562 – Jeff B. Gagnon
XPO is a global leader in less-than-truckload transportation, and one of the largest LTL providers in North America. Our commitment to damage-free, on-time service is backed by 8,000 tractors, 25,000 trailers and more than 13,000 professional drivers, operating out of 290 service centers. Our LTL coverage in North America extends to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii, and about 99% of all US postal codes. For cross-border requirements, we have strong relationships in place for movements to and from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada. We’re also a leader in LTL transportation in Western Europe, where we provide consistent LTL solutions for customers with multinational markets.
MUSIC / SOUNDTRACK
Planet Earth Recording Co. – Tim McCabe Productions, Inc. (Soundtrack Music) – Contact: Tim McCabe 404-264-8822
This is an invitation to hear some wonderful original music, recorded by some truly talented composers. Many are well-known, others soon will be…Some background:
By 1994, Atlanta music producer, Tim McCabe, had made a name for himself by producing music for hundreds of radio and television commercials. McCabe formed Planet Earth Recording Co. to provide an outlet for their music. The concept of “Palomino Duck” became the umbrella that would unite them all. The initial instrumental release, “First Flight,” became an overnight sensation (in California). The collective studio group then released “Free Flight,” a well-received followup. In the fall of 2020, McCabe and fellow music producer, Cheryl Rogers, had lunch to discuss a new project, “Smooth Flight.” They brought in another force in Atlanta music, Trammell Starks. The three joined together assembling the original songs, refining and recording them in Starks’ Alpharetta studio. They utilized some of Atlanta’s finest musicians and composers. Each of Palomino Duck’s 32 songs could fit seamlessly into a movie soundtrack. Please take a moment to listen at www.planetearthrec.com
Eddie Owen Presents (Music Venue, Music School) – 678-892-6373 – Contact
Eddie Owen Presents is the songwriter’s best friend. It is a music venue, music school, and a home away from home for a performing songwriter and their fans. We are based in Downtown Duluth, Georgia at Red Clay Music Foundry – a 260-seat listening room that hosts the most talented musicians on the planet.
Tweed Recording (Music) – 706-204-9144 – Andrew Ratcliffe
Tweed Recording educates and trains emerging music, film, and live event industry professionals in the recording, production, and performing arts for careers in their local and regional creative economies as entrepreneurs or employees, recording artists, audio-visual engineers, technicians, and producers.
Our facility contains a music venue, a home studio space, DAW production lab with 24 workstations, 3 professional recording studios, including live, isolation, and control rooms, and offices and meeting areas for faculty, staff, and students.
Tweed Recording provides a comprehensive, inclusive, and holistic audio engineering and production curricula including courses on hearing health, life skills, composition, entertainment business, audio engineering and production, live production, and broadcasting.
Classes are small and students have extensive access to our recording studios and production facilities.
High Priority Pest Control (Pest Control) – 706.434.8908 – Mark Sargent
High Priority Pest Services, Inc. is a locally owned and operated Pest Management Company with 25+ years’ experience in all aspects of the pest control industry. From selling, servicing & managing pest control companies to developing, manufacturing & distributing unique products for the pest management industry. Our philosophy is to give our clients a customized pest control program that meets their needs, while placing a PRIORITY on safety, health and the environment. We believe in exceeding our client’s expectations by offering outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and greater value through a fresh, innovative approach to the pest management industry.
Cloud to Ground (Production Rentals) – 470-481-2276
Cloud To Ground is a full-service production rental and post house located on the Westside of Atlanta. Our team of technicians, editors, and supervisors work hard to help bring your project to life with production gear rentals, edit bay rentals, technical support, and a variety of additional services for everything from pre-pro to final delivery.
Eclipse Creative – (Post-production) – 404-541-9978 – Jennifer Mador and Jesenko Fazlagic
Eclipse Creative is a team of passionate creatives who are obsessed with great storytelling. We write, produce, shoot, edit and design. We work to understand your brand intimately so we can speak its voice to deliver compelling 360-degree campaigns including broadcast, digital and social media. We create promos, sizzles, upfronts and branded videos, as well as commercials, corporate presentations and long form content. Our clients include Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, HGTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, The Weather Channel, Home Depot and WebMD.
FilmTribe (Post Production and VFX, Production) – 678.962.7014 – Yelena Hertzberg
FilmTribe Entertainment is an award winning, full service production and post production company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA with satellite offices in Los Angeles, New York, Charlotte, Barcelona, and Madrid. With more than 30 years experience between them, co-owners Elan and Yelena Hertzberg launched the company in 2015, and have seen great success working for major global brands, clients, agencies, and networks including Lionsgate, Universal, MTV, Netflix, and YouTube Originals. Originally specializing in high-end TV commercials, branded content and music videos, FilmTribe moved to Atlanta to take advantage of its booming feature film market, and in 2016, launched their new feature/tv division which would put them in charge of development/packaging, funding, and sales/distribution.
RJR PROPS (Props/Set Dressing) – 404-349-7600 – Rich Rappaport
Prop Rentals and Movie Props for Feature Film, Television, Commercials, Music Video, Corporate Video, Events & Advertising.
Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance (Public Relations) – 678-701-7403 – Contact
The Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance (GEPRA) provides public relations, branding, traditional and social media, and creative services for entertainment-industry clients operating in Georgia and the Southeast. We work with clients in every facet of entertainment, including film, television, music, digital entertainment and gaming. We combine senior-level expertise with trail-blazing thinking to build brands, strengthen reputations and grow businesses. Each client creates its own “dream team” to assist with strategic, focused public relations. Our team works to generate awareness, make connections & open doors. GEPRA is a superior resource for many different entities in entertainment, from counties and cities marketing their locations, to large studios and soundstages to companies of every size in the entertainment supply chain.
Artisan Haus (Real Estate, Commercial, Residential & Relocation) – 678-439-9346 – Andrei Leon
Artisan Haus is a boutique real estate brokerage serving the film and entertainment community with a trustworthy reputation amongst its domestic and international clients that are looking for a clear, confident, and stress free transaction process. Guiding clients based on understanding of up-to-date market trends and analysis of future market directions, Andrei Leon and his team provide comprehensive end-to-end consulting and brokerage services for individuals and companies interested in Georgia’s residential and industrial real estate. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or lease, Artisan Haus has the skills and experience to successfully realize your goals.
Debra Johnston (Real Estate) – 404-312-1959 – Contact
Debra is Atlanta’s top luxury real estate agent and #1 Individual Agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection in Buckhead. Her extensive clientele network and relationships with entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives and celebrities in the entertainment and film industry make her one of the most sought after luxury real estate agents in Atlanta. With a love of architecture and a passion for design, real estate comes naturally to Debra. As a Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Diamond Member, top half of 1% of all agents worldwide, she continues to break sales records and consistent performance has earned her a place her in the industry’s top prestigious ABR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, year over year. She has the negotiation skills to creatively secure a deal on her client’s behalf.
Crossover Entertainment Group (Rehearsal Studios, Equipment Rental) – (404) 352-3716 – Billy Johnson
Crossover Entertainment Group, the Southeast’s premier rehearsal studio since 1992, has always kept a steady finger on the pulse of the music industry. Initially Crossover specialized in pre-tour rehearsals with our large rehearsal studios being constantly utilized by artists including REM, TLC, Arrested Development, Toni Braxton, Keith Sweat and Peter Gabriel. Over the years, Crossover has expanded its services to include a Recording Studio, Backline Equipment Rental, Event Management, Artist Development and full production. Our clientele has expanded as well, now featuring artists such as Janet Jackson, Lindsey Buckingham, Beck, Phil Lesh & Friends, Gin Blossoms, Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins, Indigo Girls, The Allman Brothers, Isaac Hayes and more!
Crossover’s primary goal, and our commitment to our clientele, is complete service for every customer, whether it be a three hour rehearsal or a one piece rental or a full production rehearsal or complete tour support. Whatever your needs, Crossover is ready to provide and maintain your professional requirements.
RENTALS – EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES
United Rentals (Rentals, Equipment) – 404-858-9783 – Dustin Brunner
United Rentals Sports & Entertainment Specializes in Film, TV, and Live Events. The biggest rental company in the world is making any film or event happen on time with the right equipment for the job. We have a dedicated fleet of Aerial Equipment, Forklifts, UTV’s, Generators and HVAC for the entertainment industry. United Rentals has the LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION to keep you filming every step of the way across North America!
Adventure Coast Rentals (Rentals, Equipment, Vehicles) – 770-728-5452 – Aaron Cujo Cooley
Adventure Coast is here not only to provide you with vehicles and equipment, we are here to support your whole production team. We know the grueling hours and demands of the entertainment industry and our team is here to help make things run as smoothly as possible. For over 10 years, we have been providing rentals, production services, art department services and installation solutions from Nashville to Atlanta to Los Angeles. We are committed to the highest level of service and we are competitive with pricing, available 24/7 – 365. And we will always have your back.
Paradigm Security (Security) – 678-684-4400 – Rick Strawn
Paradigm Security Services was established in 2006, in response to client requests of Strawn Security Services, for highly trained private security personnel, both unarmed and armed, to replace off duty law enforcement officers. Today, Paradigm uses trained and licensed private security personnel to replace certified law enforcement personnel during non-operational hours. Our well-equipped, uniformed private security personnel have superior training to meet emerging client needs. In today’s rapidly evolving world, security providers face complex challenges, ranging from diverting everyday crime to securing facilities and personnel against international home grown terrorism. We believe these demands bring new responsibilities and substantially higher levels of accountability.
Security Associates of Coastal Georgia (Security, Event Services) – 404-731-4720 – Erica Lumpert
Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, LLC (SACG) is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional security services for companies throughout coastal Georgia. With offices in Savannah and Atlanta, SACG offers customized security solutions for your specific security needs including security officers for special events, facility management, film locations, high-value escorts, executive protection and much more. Our dedicated leadership are knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about the security industry, and SACG is a certified Women Business Enterprise. Security Associates of Coastal Georgia, keeping you Safe. Secured. Protected.
SAVVY Vending (Services) – 678-313-2346 – Contact
Savvy Vending is a Duluth based vending, office coffee services (Starbucks) and bottomless water machine provider. We strive to provide Intelligent Choices in all three areas that we conduct business. We offer top of the line equipment and service in each business vertical while also being eco-friendly leaders.
Atlanta Sound Guy (Sound) – 770-318-1032 – Aaron “Cujo” Cooley
Buy the best. I own gear that is specially designed for film and TV production and built by companies that have decades perfecting the craft. Recorders and mixers by Sound Devices and Zaxcom. Wireless by Lectrosonics. Microphones by DPA, Schoeps, Neumann, and Sanken. Time is money. Editing eats up time like nobody’s business. My team and I deliver superb location recordings and get your program on the air faster. If you change it on the fly, we handle on-set ADR as well.
B.R.E. Productions – (Art Direction, Storyboard) – 678-808-9850 – Audrey Beharie-McGee & Brian McGee
The aim of B.R.E. Productions International Inc is to create an affordable “synergy” to bridge the gap and provide avenues to actively and positively promote, encourage and give a voice to all those who have a keen interest and love for the Movie, Commercial Industry, Music, Performing, Photography, Filmmaking and the Creative Arts. Our mission is to be able to provide a platform to those who have a yearning for the business – regardless of age, abilities or stature – to grow and nurture their talents and develop the confidence required to be a success in the business. With Georgia now becoming one of the forerunners within the film and entertainment industry, Atlanta now stands at the forefront as an iconic location and is emerging as one of the most prestigious ”Entertainment Capitals Of The World”.
Storyboards & Animatics (Storyboards) – 321-2171-254 – Mark Simon
Mark Simon counts more than 30 years of experience working in the entertainment industry as a producer and director for live-action and animation, amassing over 5,000 credits. Mark is currently storyboarding Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Black Lightning and others. He was also animation producer for Universal/MTV’s How High 2, Universal’s Little Rascals and Fox’s Tooth Fairy 2. Mark has also storyboarded hit shows like Council of Dads, Miracle Workers, The Flight Attendant, Filthy Rich, Creepshow, Doom Patrol, Snowfall as well as nearly 50 feature films. He wrote the industry bible, Storyboards: Motion In Art and helped develop the leading software, Storyboard Pro.
Ambient+Studio (Studio Space, Atlanta) – 404-436-1360 – Jason Ivany
With over 25,000 square feet of available rental space, there is more than enough space to craft the event of your dreams. Our industrial setting is more versatile than one may think. Ambient+ also offers furniture rental. Ambient+Studio is very multifaceted: a great location for film and video, photography, weddings, and events. Designed by a photographer, Ambient has over 10,000 square feet of hardwood flooring, huge industrial windows, a massive cyc wall, and roll-in access. Available 7 days a week, day and night and great for film and video productions, photo shoots, events, etc.
Laser Stream Media (Studio – On-Location Production) – 877-974-8364 – Mike Parsons
Newly renovated, Laser Stream Media is a green screen studio / sound stage facility with a purpose-built insert studio set. We are located in Marietta, GA. Our studio convenient, because it is close to Metro Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Smyrna and Kennesaw. We are only 90-seconds off I-75 at Exit 267, and surrounded by industrial exteriors, deli, restaurants and shopping. Our facilities are easily accessible because our entrance is at street level, and there is a large parking lot in front of the building. If you’re looking for an Atlanta studio set, you’ve found us! – Daytime Talk Show Set, Late Night Talk Show Set with Desk, Interview Set, News Desk Set, Lifestyle Show Set, 2-Wall Green Screen Cyclorama, Corporate Town Hall or All Team Meeting Live Stream Set, LED Video Wall Set
Badger Stunts (Stunts/Stunts Coordination) – 352-408-7416 – Jennifer Badger
Jennifer Badger is an Atlanta based Stunt Coordinator with over 25 years in the industry and 250 film and television credits (600+ episodes). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Television Academy. Jennifer has twice been the recipient of the Screen Actor’s Guild Award in addition to multiple nominations, and is a four time nominee for the World Stunt Awards. She also won the 2012 Action Icon Awards.
SPECIAL EFFECTS, VFX
Crafty Apes – (VFX, Special Effects) – 404-331-0951 – Matt Akey
Crafty Apes is a full service boutique visual effects company. At Crafty Apes, we recognize that strong 2D compositing is the backbone for stunning visual effects. We pair the most talented artists in the field with the best technology available, and pay extra attention to the detail and integration 2D work requires. The result? Faster turnaround times, less overhead, better communication with our clients, and excellence in visual effects. Crafty Apes was formed primarily to offer high-end compositing services to feature films and commercial clients.
Third Rail Studios (Studio) – 844-373-7245
Third Rail Studios is a purpose-built film studio in Atlanta, GA on a beautiful, secure campus consisting of 60,000 SF of state-of-the-art, soundproof stages, over 70,000 SF of mill and support space, and 27,500 SF of spacious, boutique production offices. Located inside Atlanta’s I-285 perimeter just north of Buckhead and 15 mins from Midtown, Third Rail Studios is in close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is surrounded by Atlanta’s finest hotels, rental properties and other production amenities.
Third Rail Studios is a full-service film studio with a simple focus in providing a first-class experience for Atlanta movie, TV, and commercial productions. Third Rail Studios is proud to be a member of the Georgia film community and to play a role in providing thousands of Georgia entertainment jobs to local and non-local industry professionals.
Tytan Pictures (Productions, Studios) – 706-991-6020 – Jim Stone
Tytan Pictures is a full-capability production house, with the experience, locations, and equipment to create deeply engaging films from pre-production to post-production and beyond. Tytan over the years has produced many highly acclaimed commercials and short films, which have collectively garnered multiple National ADDY Awards and 11 Emmy Awards. We have also produced three award-winning feature length films: Storm Soldiers, which won “Best of Fest” in the Docutah Festival, as well as an Addy award for Best of Show; Storm Soldiers II, the trailer of which was awarded an Emmy; and Love Sweat and Tears, winner of the Jury Prize in the Illuminate Film Festival Feature Competition. Our talented team of professional producers, directors, editors, cameramen, illustrators, designers, animators and more are continually working hard to take our projects to the next level. We are bringing new business and opportunity to Eatonton, Georgia and Putnam County and creating content we can be proud of along the journey.
Productions.com (Crew/Talent/Staff) – Contact Us – 404-719-1329 – Carolyn Pitt
State Tax Incentives (Film and Entertainment Tax Credits) – 404-451-2790 – Chrissie Merrill
State Tax Incentives brokers the sale of state entertainment tax credits from film production studios to taxpayers. These entertainment tax credits can be used to offset state income tax liabilities for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and insurance companies. Integrity and customer service are two of our company’s core values, so we work tirelessly to make sure both seller and buyer leave the transaction satisfied. With over 30 years of our team’s experience, and over $1.2 billion in transactions in the entertainment tax credit marketplace, State Tax Incentives has created deep relationships with production companies ranging from major studios to independent producers.
Entertainment Partners (Tax Credit Placement Services – Buy/Sell) – 818 955-6167 – Melissa Wiseman
As the leading entertainment payroll provider, we strive to simplify the production process from end-to-end. In the jurisdictions where a tax credit is transferrable, we match the productions (sellers) with corporate and individual buyers. Buyers can significantly offset their state income tax liability by purchasing a production tax credit at a rate lower than face value. We negotiate competitive pricing, prepare the necessary contracts, and prepare and file all State documentation. We currently have access to over $400m in available credits and network of Fortune 500 and high net worth individual buyers.
Ornstein-Schuler State Tax Credits (Tax Credit Placement Services – Buy/Sell) – (678) 271-0079 – Ryan Ellison
Ornstein-Schuler State Film Tax Credits is an Atlanta based company that facilitates the sale of Georgia state entertainment tax credits from production studios to taxpayers. These entertainment tax credits can be used to offset state income tax liabilities for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and insurance companies. Ornstein-Schuler State Tax Credits understands the importance of timely monetization of credits to facilitate a production company’s capital requirements. We have established relationships with the top CPA firms, family offices and wealth managers all representing high net worth individuals nationwide. We can help facilitate the funding of entertainment tax credits quickly and efficiently and we are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer and advisor support.
TECHNOLOGY, I.T. for the Film Industry
EXCHANGE (Technology) – 888-679-6111 – Contact
We take your project seriously because we understand the pressure you’re under and we know that your reputation and productivity (not to mention your budget) is on the line. We work closely with our clients to create service plans that are customized to your specific needs and support packages that grow and change as your production does. We’ve seen it all, done it all and we are the best and most reliable team you’ll find anywhere. Our clients come back to us over and over again, because over the last two decades in the industry, we’ve built our business on trust.
We have a saying we like to use at the office that goes a little something like this: “When you work with Exchange… you can consider it done.”
Porsche Atlanta Perimeter (Car Dealership) – 888-893-6299 – Contact
After 30 years and counting with the Porsche brand, Porsche Atlanta Perimeter (previously known as Jim Ellis Porsche) has a long history of customer loyalty and commitment to customer care that sets us apart. We are committed to selling and servicing one of the most desired brands in the world, Porsche, and we go above and beyond to create the ultimate Porsche shopping experience for our customers – from the high level of expertise held by our sales staff to the recent grand opening of our new state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta.
Jump! (Video Production) – 404.550.2393 – Rob Jameson
Jump! is a video production company, design studio and full service creative group. We bring your business and brand to their fullest potential through the use of award winning production, editorial, motion graphics and 2D-3D animation services. The Jump! team is comprised of creatives, filmmakers, strategists and designers who thrive in showcasing their talents in a any imaginable combination.
The Style Sanctum (Wardrobe) – 770-912-7946 – Stacey Bell
The Style sanctum is a multi faceted facility serving as a resource for contemporary and designer wardrobe for women. Our clientele ranges from our private clients to costume designers and stylists. We provide a variety of services to the entertainment industry, including retail, consignment and rentals of couture, ready-to-wear, vintage pieces, shoes and accessories.
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