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March 10 GGDA Meeting Getting Bigger and Better!

We were sorry to see that GDC was postponed, but our March GGDA meeting is growing into a much larger event than originally planned. We are taking precautions to ensure a safe meeting and will have a good supply of hand sanitizer on hand.

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3 Ways to Invest in Esports Real Estate

Perhaps the biggest opportunity in esports is happening at malls. In 2019, Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) announced it would become a shareholder in Allied Esports (NASDAQ: AESE). Its first dedicated esports venue will open at the Mall of Georgia.

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Erica Lumpert of Security Associates of Coastal Georgia

Erica Lumpert is the founder and CEO of Security Associates of Coastal Georgia. The firm serves the entertainment industry across the state and Southeast. In this video, she talks about who needs security and what type of security is needed when having an event or production.  

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Hollywood in Italy, Inside Look

While generous tax breaks of 20% for local producers and 25% for foreign productions capped at $7 million were threatened to be stopped by the Italian government, the decision was reversed by a loud protest by the local industry.

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ filmed in Atlanta

Spielberg’s ’85 NBC series was inspired by historic Amazing Stories magazine, which was the very first science fiction magazine, created by writer and publisher Hugo Gernsback in 1926. Spielberg licensed the title of his television series from the magazine’s publishers. 

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Candler Park Music Festival Coming in May

The annual boutique festival will feature a powerhouse line up, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Galactic, Moon Taxi, Nahko And Medicine For The People, JJ Grey & Mofro, Spafford, The Vegabonds, Hedonistas, Voodoo Visionary and Webster.

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Savannah #1 Place to Live and Work in Film

True or not, Savannah remains committed to historical preservation: Walking through town you’ll see architectural styles ranging from Federal to Georgian to Colonial to Gothic and Greek revival. If you’re shooting a script that requires a stately old courthouse, welcome to paradise. 

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SCAD Generates $766 Million in Economic Impact for Georgia

The Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) economic impact on Georgia has reached an all-time high. According to a study conducted by Tripp Umbach, the leading national consulting firm for not-for-profit, arts, and tourism sectors, SCAD generates $766.2 million in annual economic impact for the state​.

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Georgia Keeps Booming: 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

Georgia maintains representation in 12 strategic markets, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and the United Kingdom. These representatives play a critical role in facilitating international connections that generate economic success. Approximately two-thirds of Georgia trade involves markets where the state has representation.

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Esports program brings billion-dollar industry to Savannah

Escalante joined SCAD in 2018 and has been working as the university’s director of eSports. He added that he enjoys keeping his players physically active as if they were apart of a football or basketball team because reaction times and quick movements are as essential to playing esports as it is running a fourth quarter offense.

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Dozens of SCAD students and alumni contributed to Oscar-winning films

Although films including “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” and the Georgia-filmed “Avengers: Endgame” and “Richard Jewell” failed to win top categories, other films, including “1917,” “Marriage Story” and “Toy Story 4,” did. All the aforementioned films included SCAD alumni and students working on them behind the scenes.

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Gabrielle Carteris Gives SAG-AFTRA Update

Working in conjunction with experienced intimacy coordinators, we developed a framework for the use of these specialized professionals. Intimacy coordinators bring safety and expertise to the set when our members are performing hyper-exposed work such as nudity or simulated sex.

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Gwinnett school to add film program

Berkmar High School will house the district’s Film and Digital Arts program. An addition will be built to accommodate the new space required, said Steve Flynt, assistant superintendent for school improvement and operations during a presentation at the January Board of Education Work Session.

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Media Outlets Across State Tout Success of Film Tax Credit

After more than a decade since its implementation, the economic effects of the Georgia film tax credit are felt in every corner of the state. That’s why a geographically diverse collection of Georgia media outlets have spoken out to tout the program’s success – and what it means for their region.

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Etowah Film Festival will be back in 2020

Etowah Film Festival will be back in 2020 for their second year at the Historic Canton Theatre in Canton, GA. From May 28-31, the festival will screen a mix of local, country-wide, and international short and feature films along with film industry panels, Q&A’s, a Friday night party, and a Sunday morning brunch.

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Moonshine Kills It in 2019, Looking forward to 2020

If you are not on Moonshine Post’s email list, you missed an incredible notation and documentation of the work the company performed in 2019. We especially like the image at the top of this special newsletter – The Look Back. We asked them if we could link and share the newsletter here. Take a look. 

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The 2020 Cherokee Film Summit draws a crowd

Representatives from the University of Georgia, Berry College, Chattahoochee Technical College, the Georgia Film Academy, and Reinhardt University were also at the student summit to provide guidance on pursuing a career in communications, film, and multimedia.

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Opinion: State’s film tax credit needs tweaks but not tossing

The reality is, the influx of movie and television production work and the billions generated by its presence in the state have spurred new career paths and business opportunities that did not exist a decade ago. We need to build on that reality, not endanger it by overreacting to what should be remediable tax collection problems.

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Roswell to focus on film industry and transportation this year

Mayor Lori Henry spoke at the State of the City about the strides the city has been taking to improve Roswell as a filming location. Henry created the Mayor’s Movie Task Forces, which she said is partnered with the city of Roswell, Visit Roswell and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

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Florida’s Film Incentives: The Next Hollywood Reboot?

Gruters has sponsored a bill (SB 530) that would allow studios to get a rebate on some of the expenses they incur while filming in Florida. Productions would have to hire a Florida-based crew and spend 70 percent of their production time in the state to be eligible.

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