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GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Pushing “Play” on Production in Georgia

How legislation, infrastructure, and a strong film industry are helping Georgia during COVID-19
July 16, 2020
Georgia Panel

Join Entertainment Partners’ Joe Chianese and Barnes & Thornberg’s Steve Weizenecker for a conversation about the return to production in Georgia. Learn from experts on the ground, Beth Nelson, Executive Director Film Savannah; Peter Stathopoulos, Partner at Bennett Thrasher; writer/director/filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper; the Director of Creative Industry Partnerships at Georgia Department of Economic Development Allen Fox; and Jeff Stepakoff, Executive Director for the Georgia Film Academy; for a discussion of production from a state and local perspective - who’s producing, how they are producing and the impact on crews, infrastructure and incentives. The discussion will also cover how production has driven and will continue to drive the economy of Georgia and the overall film, television, and entertainment industry towards economic recovery. (Runtime: 1 hr, 30 min)

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