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GFA Offering Esports and Game Dev Class

The Georgia Film Academy and Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education are offering Introduction to Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development (GFA 1500) this summer and fall! Registration is now open through their portal – open to anyone! 

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Special GGDA Meeting July 12

Our July meeting will be held in collaboration with Georgia Tech’s CreateX accelerator and feature David Schulman, one of the leading game industry lawyers in the South.

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Columbus soccer player featured in new film

A Columbus soccer player is hitting the big screen as Shevah Rezaee, a player on the Columbus Rapids soccer team, along with several other Georgia soccer players and referees are featured in the film “High Expectations.”

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Were The Film Set Heists In Atlanta An Inside Job?

Jeremy Pack is the general manager of a company based just outside Atlanta that loans out high-end digital cameras and lenses. Pack moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles in 2018, a decade into the existence of Georgia’s uniquely generous tax-credit program for movie and television production, which has transformed the state into arguably the most popular shooting location in the country.

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Theatre Macon to Produce The Color Purple

Theatre Macon is pleased to announce their stage production of The Color Purple will run May 13 – May 22 at 438 Cherry St. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.

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Palomino Duck Features composer/pianist Tanya Ostrovsky

Our featured composer/pianist this month is Tanya Ostrovsky. She was born in Russia and began her piano studies at an early age. Tanya was a student at the Leningrad Conservatory until the 5th grade. When her family moved to Moscow, her music soared to a different level. Film and TV credits soon came.

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PA Legislators Look To Expand Film Tax Credit By Almost 80%

Pennsylvania operates a $70 million tax credit program to expand the state’s film industry. The tax credit can be used to offset a project’s tax liability if Pennsylvania production expenses make up at least 60% of a film’s total production expenses, according to the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Game Design Major Launches 3D-Animation Business

Mack, who is graduating from Georgia State this spring with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Game Design and Development, said getting introduced to gaming at an early age wasn’t just about enjoying a hobby. It was a life-changing experience.

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‘She Keeps Me’ @ Atlanta Film Festival 2022

Erica Orofino’s film ‘She Keeps Me’ is being featured at this year’s Atlanta Film Festival. The film depicts the relationship between two sisters that reaches a dangerous climax in this exploration of family ties, mental illness, and self sacrifice.

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Northwest Georgia: Hot spot for filming

Northwest Georgia has become a hot spot for television and movie productions in recent years, including blockbusters such as “The Mule” starring Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Several production companies have flocked to the area to utilize the scenic backdrops and diverse settings that are offered.

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What’s filming in Georgia in April, 2022?

The projects starting up aren’t quite as grandiose, with the most notable a movie version of the former MTV TV series “Teen Wolf,” which actually shot its first couple of seasons in Atlanta a decade ago before moving its final four seasons to California. Fox is also shooting a pilot of a comedy starring D.L. Hughley.

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Why Augusta National allowed Dude Perfect to film at Amen Corner

The times, they are a-changing. This weekend marked the third playing of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. It marked the arrival of Netflix cameras on property for Masters Week. And it marked the drop of a YouTube video unlike any other: Dude Perfect’s “All Sports Golf Battle at the Masters.”

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Atlanta: A Music Cities Business Summit

Georgia Music Partners, a leader in improving and growing the music industry, announced recently a partnership with Sound Diplomacy to address the current state of Atlanta’s music economy. The first Atlanta: A Music Cities Business Summit addressed the potential for music to be a catalyst in bolstering Atlanta as a global business leader.

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SCAD Shines at 2022 Oscars

SCAD is proud to announce the contributions of more than 150 alumni who have contributed their talents to films nominated for the 94th Academy Awards. This year, SCAD alumni and students contributed to a total of 21 films that received nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Georgia Film Academy Lands in Augusta

Film Augusta has long seen the value in GFA having a presence and investment in Augusta. Through strategic planning with Augusta Tech’s President Dr. Jermaine Whirl, this partnership has become a reality. In June, FILM Augusta led a planning meeting with GFA, Augusta Tech, and IndieGrip to imagine a future partnership.

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MPA: Home and Remote Work Content Security Best Practices

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has published updated content security best practices for remote workers in the film and television industry in Version 4.10 of the MPA Common Guidelines. The latest update covers 37 new best practices and guidelines, which include management, physical, and digital controls for post-production remote workers.

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Crafty Apes Acquires Molecule VFX

VFX house Crafty Apes recently purchased Molecule VFX, an established visual effects company based in NYC and Los Angeles. The deal more than doubles the VFX house’s headcount and adds to its roster of talent, including creative VFX supervision and production management.

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Trilith Studios: Premier Virtual Production Facility Coming To Georgia

The Prysm Stage at Trilith Studios is being built from the ground up for virtual production, led by world-class talent including entertainment industry veteran and Global President of NEP Virtual Studios, Cliff Plumer, virtual production pioneers Lux Machina Consulting (LuxMC), Trilith Studios President and CEO Frank Patterson, and Trilith Studios Director of Creative Technologies, Barry Williams.

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World Box Office, The Batman Rules

Robert Pattinson’s new career chapter as the Caped Crusader is off to a roaring start as The Batman opened domestically with $128.5 million, scoring as the pandemic period’s second-biggest bow.

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Ransomware: King of Cybersecurity Threats

Ransomware continues to dominate as one of the fastest-growing threats on security lists, with frequency doubling in 2021. The landscape has changed quickly and drastically. Prior to 2018 if an organization did not manage personally identifiable information, there was really no need for them to have sophisticated security programs in place.

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