SouthCrest Bank is providing partial production funding for qualified movie-makers under the Act, which was passed in 2008 to give limited tax credits to production houses shooting in Georgia.
The festival will kick off on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater with the screening of Life, Animated, a feature length film by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Life, Animated follows the story of Owen Suskind.
Gwinnett Tech’s 46 Georgia Film Academy students completed their on-set internships on a total of 11 television and movie productions, including The Walking Dead, Spiderman, Krystal, Finding Steve McQueen, Adult Swim, Stan Against Evil, Life of the Party, Step Sisters, and Media.
“We are really excited to release a first wave of films that represents every category of our festival programming,” said ATLFS Executive Director Christopher Escobar. “ATLFF isn’t just one thing, and by including short films, pilots and virtual reality alongside features, we are presenting a greater picture of what to expect this year.”
Thomas shares highlights from her 20 years of work for the State of Georgia focused on building the infrastructure and long-term support for Georgia’s success in the entertainment industry. Learn about Georgia’s tax incentives, Camera Ready Program, and why so many producers, location scouts, directors, editors and other industry professionals choose Georgia.
In part two of this special two-part series, Bowen shares more about the Savannah Film Alliance and how its preparing to support Savannah’s rise to fame in the entertainment industry, as well as his insights about the unions, and future.
Is financing an indie film more difficult than ever? There’s so much content out there and so few companies that can pay real money to distribute films that we moviemakers need to get realistic… and creative.
In part one, Bowen shares his background, how The Bowen Law Group is meeting the legal needs of Savannah’s entertainment industry, and his founding of the dynamic year-old Savannah Film Alliance.
Casey shares how he got his start in the transportation business, his pride in Atlanta and the service he provides, and how his company has laid the foundation to support Georgia’s booming film industry, providing transportation services to entertainment professionals who travel to and through Atlanta on business.