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Georgia Entertainment Resource Guide – By Category

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.

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ACCOUNTING

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.

Mauldin & Jenkins (Accountants) 770-980-4489 – Contact

Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC believes that by working together with our clients, we can accomplish anything! Whether we are providing high-quality taxassurance, or advisory services that help each client achieve their goals and measure their results, or providing cutting edge insights and techniques to help them grow and thrive in an ever-increasing, challenging, and competitive economic landscape, we can make a difference! Our team of 300+ talented professionals deliver comprehensive support and exceptional service to clients across the Southeast and beyond. With clients representing a wide variety of industries and needs, M&J’s partners and staff bring an intimate understanding of the challenges and risks you face as well as current regulatory and tax considerations to guide you in making informed business decisions.

ART DIRECTION / PRODUCTION

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

AUDIO – PRODUCTION

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.

BANKING

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.

CATERING

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.

Grecian Gyro – (Catering) – (404) 363-4000 – George Koulouris

Nick’s first Grecian Gyro restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia became the city’s home for high-quality, quick-serve, fresh Greek food. Before he knew it, Nick’s restaurant was an Atlanta favorite. For over 30 years, Grecian Gyro has gained the reputation of “Atlanta’s Best Gyro,” winning the coveted honor from Atlanta Magazine and its readers. What keeps customers coming back? Regulars tell us it’s a toss-up between the “delicious food!” the “fun Greek family feel” and the “secret sauce that’s to die for!”

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: makeupatl@norcostco.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

DRAPERIES & UPHOLSTERY

The Sewing Studio (Draperies/Upholstery) – 404-600-8411 – Kathy Antar

The Sewing Studio provides custom sewing services to design professionals and individuals in the residential and commercial markets and also the film and entertainment industry.

EDUCATION

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.

SCADFILM (Education) – 404-253-3198 – Contact

SCADFILM is the leading program for students and working professionals in film and television, animation, gaming, virtual reality and digital arts, offering unparalleled career opportunities to learn and network. Gain creative and production insights at SCADFILM events from the experts behind the scenes and discover the latest tools and techniques to improve your skills and abilities.SCADFILM also hosts quarterly festivals which are gatherings of professionals, industry leaders and next-generation talent in animation, gaming, television and the future of augmented and virtual reality.

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

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.

ENGINEERING

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.

FINANCING

Entertainment Partners (Financing) – 646-473-9016 – John Hadity​

As the leading entertainment payroll provider, we strive to simplify the production process from end-to-end. One way we help producers maximize production cash flow is through our lending services both domestically and internationally.  We loan against anticipated production incentives (tax credits and rebates). We also provide advances against Minimum Guarantees (“MG’s”) when a distributor commits to purchase a film upon completion. We offer competitive pricing and shorter closing times than a traditional bank.

FURNITURE RENTAL

Brook Furniture Rental – (Rental) – Teresa Torre  818-388-1045 or  ttorrebfr@gmail.com

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 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.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

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.

INSURANCE

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.

LEGAL

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.

LIGHTING/RENTALS

Universal Production Services (Lighting) – 404-662-4035 OR 404- 450-1968Chad Garcia – Email –  atl@universalproductionservices.com or Chad.garcia@nbcuni.com

  • High quality set lighting & grip equipment packages
  • Traditional incandescent lights
  • Advanced LED lighting
  • Moving lights
  • Truss & motor
  • Steel deck
  • Competitive rates

PC&E Rentals (Lighting Grip, Rentals) – 404-609-9001 – Mark Wofford

Production Consultants and Equipment (PC&E), an Employee Owned Company, is a full service rental company offering Camera, Lighting & Grip, Soundstages, and Sales and Expendables under one roof with 35 years in the industry. We offer the latest motion picture camera equipment and a full line of the most requested lenses, with unbeatable support and service.  We house a vast array of the latest L&G gear.  Our fleet of Grip Trucks, from 1 Ton to 10 Ton, is perfect for any job, small to large.  A supply of Chapman and Fisher Dollies as well as the latest lighting available completes any production.  Our Soundstages feature private entrances and full-service production support facilities for each stage.  S&E stocks virtually every product you need for any production. Online or in person, our sales staff is ready to help!  We are your one stop shop for all your production needs!

LOCATION/FILM

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.

Jennifer Bowen
Film Augusta
1010 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
jennifer@visitaugusta.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.

LOGISTICS

XPOLogistics (Logistics) – 470-372-7562Jeff 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

MUSIC

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

Located in downtown Athens, Tweed Recording Audio Production School is a private audio production school offering two immersive music production certificate programs. Tweed Recording teaches how to record and produce audio and how to make a living in the audio production industry by understanding how to monetize their rights and opportunities through the operation of federal copyright law.

Mission Statement

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.

Objectives

  • 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.

APC Program
Over the course of 18 weeks, students work in a professional recording environment of four separate recording, mixing, and ADR studios, and our DAW lab, featuring 24 workstations each with Pro Tools, Ableton, and Universal Audio software and plugins. For six hours a day, five days a week, students are instructed in the major areas of audio engineering and production.
LAPC Program
The Live Audio Production Certificate Program is a 12 week part-time program, offering 144 hours of lecture and experiential work time in our music venue, The Lewis Room, and various venues in Athens. This immersive and hands-on learning experience prepares students for a career in live audio production by introducing students to the terminology, principles, equipment, and processes commonly employed in venues and live events. Students are given access to the Lewis Room and DAW lab before and after class time during the week and on Saturdays for additional practice time.

PEST CONTROL

High Priority Pest Control (Pest Control) – 706.434.8908Mark 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.

PRODUCTION

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 rentalsedit bay rentalstechnical support, and a variety of additional services for everything from pre-pro to final delivery.

POST PRODUCTION

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 ChannelTLCTravel ChannelHGTVCNNCartoon NetworkThe Weather Channel, Home Depot and WebMD.

FilmTribe (Post Production and VFX, Production) – 678.962.7014Yelena 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.

PROPS

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.

* Over 30,000 Props: many working & practical!
* Airplanes: luxury Jets, commercial planes, cockpits, helicopters
* Airport props: working X-ray baggage scanners, walk thru metal detectors
* Computers & Servers: with animated graphics & playback!
* Hospital / Medical: ER/OR, Hospital rooms, Doctor’s office
* Laboratory props: medical, chemistry, physics, etc
* Exotic Electronics: industrial, sci-fi, futuristic, with playback graphics!
* News Cameras, Studio cameras, vintage cameras & A/V gear
* Microphone collection: over 150 to choose!
* Prop Money: approved in 3 Secret Service audits! Large qty avail
* Elevator Props: working control panels, buttons, direction arrows
* Podiums: over 25 to choose!
* Telephones: over 3500 to choose, many practical & working!
* TV collection: many working playback TVs to choose 1945 to present
* Still cameras: over 150 to choose, 1890 to present!
* Prison: jail beds, jail toilets, jail phones, courthouse props
* Police: belts, weapons, riot shields, helmets, badges, etc
* Bank props: working ATMs, prop money, teller terminals, money counters
* Music video props: prop money, police gear, prop drugs
* Weapons, Guns, Police, Military gear
* Hi-tech Security gear: Mag swipe card readers, Retina scanners
* POS Retail: cash registers & drawers, POS systems, receipt printers

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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.

REAL ESTATE

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.

REHEARSAL STUDIOS

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) – 404-858-9783Dustin 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.

SECURITY

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.

SERVICES

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. 

SOUND

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.

STORYBOARDS

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.

STUNTS/STUNTS COORDINATION 

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.

Jennifer has designed the stunts for films such as “The Final Destination”, “On The Come Up”, “Pitch Perfect 3”, “Indubious Battle”, “Instant Family”, and more.  Additionally, Jennifer has coordinated television series such as “The Originals”, both Seasons of “Raising Dion”, “The First Lady”, “Brockmire”, “Swagger”, “Greenleaf” and others for ABC, TNT, FOX, USA, Netflix, Showtime, OWN, Apple TV, and CW.  Performer Credits include projects such as “Avengers: End Game”, “Baby Driver”, “Iron Man 3”, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Transformers 1 & 4”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
Jennifer also works as a fight coordinator, underwater action specialist, high performance stunt driver, and Second Unit Director.

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.

STUDIO

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.

TALENT MARKETPLACE

Productions.com (Crew/Talent/Staff) – Contact Us – 404-719-1329 – Carolyn Pitt

Productions.com, an Atlanta-based production talent solution, connects motion picture studios, television networks, streaming platforms, and production companies to vetted local crew across  the U.S. and Canada, Our team has expertise in talent placement, maximizing tax incentives, and production diversity consulting. We optimize production budgets and time-to-hire by quickly providing experienced local crew and reducing “distant hire” crew spend. Productions.com advocates for production talent of ALL backgrounds and is also proud to help level the playing field for women, professionals of color, veterans, the LGBTOIA+ community.

TAX CREDITS/BUY/SELL

Ornstein-Schuler State Tax Credits (Tax Credit Placement Services – Buy/Sell) – (678) 271-0079Ryan 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.

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.

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.”

TRANSPORTATION

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.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

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.

WARDROBE

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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