Industry panel to discuss filming in Georgia

Emory Report | April 4, 2013

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Scenes for the TV series "The Vampire Diaries" were shot at the Candler Mansion. Photo by David McClurkin.

Established Atlanta film leaders and creative industry professionals from varying backgrounds will discuss film and TV production in Georgia at a forum Thursday, April 4, at 6:45 p.m. in Emory's Math and Computer Science Building E208.

"The Emergence of Film in Georgia: Issues for the Future" will be moderated by Emory film studies lecturer Eddy Von Mueller. Panelists will include producers, an administrator with the Georgia Film Commission and an entertainment attorney.

They will offer advice to Emory students on how to seek employment in the Atlanta film industry and beyond.

They will also discuss issues such as:

  • The positive impact of Georgia tax incentives on the Atlanta film industry
  • Protecting intellectual property as a means to preserve the industry
  • Georgia's entertainment industry, creativity and the future of film.  

According to the state, Georgia has become one of the top five states in the nation for film and TV production, with an economic impact this year of more than $2.1 billion, up from $244 million in 2007.

The event opens at 6:45 p.m. with a networking reception, followed by the panel discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The evening concludes with a dessert/networking reception at 9 p.m.  

RSVP at Ty.Trumbo@resoluteconsulting.com.