Business Of Entertainment Focus On Film

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Atlanta Business Chronicle says
Georgia is now ranked third in worldwide film production. Join us to find out what’s at stake for this $7 billion industry. We’ll begin with networking and breakfast followed by a lively and interactive conversation with Georgia film industry insiders.

Event Information

Who: Leaders in the business and entertainment industry.
Why: Gather for breakfast and networking with film industry leaders
When:. Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30-11:30 a.m..
Where: The Fox Theatre
Attire: Business
Direction & Parking: There are many parking lots in the vicinity of the theatre that offer parking for Fox patrons. All lots are privately owned.

PROGRAM

ACT 1 - CASTING CALL!

The business of talent attraction, retention and development in Georgia

Moderated by Jeffrey Stepakoff, Executive Director, Georgia Film Academy

Shay Bentley Griffin, Casting Director, Chez Studios

Ric Reitz, Actor, Writer, Composer, Director and Producer

ACT 2 - IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME.

Hear from studios who have made significant, permanent, high-dollar investments in Georgia and the future sustainability of the film business.

Moderated by Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Film, Music & Digital Entertainment, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Kris Bagwell, Executive Vice President, EUE, Screen Gems Studios

Craig Miller, Executive Producer, Craig Miller Productions, Inc. and Chair, Georgia Film, Music, Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission

Scott Tigchelaar, President, Riverwood Studios Inc. dba/Raleigh Studios - Atlanta

ACT 3 - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

The list of TV and movie productions in Georgia is impressive, how has the whole state embraced and benefited from the film industry?

Moderated by LaRonda Sutton, Founder & Owner, Film City LLC

Craig Dominey, Camera Ready Program Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Mike Riley, Location Manager, The Walking Dead

Terrell Sandefur, Chair, Macon Film Commission

Juli Yoder, Planner I, Henry County Planning and Zoning Department
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By: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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