The Georgia Chamber - in partnership with the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition (GSEC) – invites you to attend a roundtable discussion featuring executives from Georgia’s largest and most productive film and television studios. Panelists include:
Laura Dames, Executive Vice President of WarnerMedia Studios, formerly Turner Studios. Dames oversees all facets of studio operations for the company that changed the way the public consumes news media. Under Dames’ leadership, WarnerMedia Studios collaborates with more than 170 partners in 42 business units across all company divisions – including Bleacher Report, Cartoon Network, CNN, Great Big Story, HBO Max, TBS, TNT, truTV, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Turner Sports.
Ryan Millsap, Chairman and CEO of Blackhall Studios. Millsap recently announced a $150-million expansion to the 165 acre studio in southeast Atlanta, which currently boasts 9 sound stages and more than 850,000 sq-ft under its roof. Recent productions include Venom, Jumanji, Jungle Cruise, Dr. Sleep, The Tomorrow War, and Godzilla King of Monsters.
Frank Patterson, Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Patterson is leading the critical next phase of the industry’s growth in Georgia, focusing on expanding in the origination, funding, production and distribution of entertainment content from the state. Pinewood Atlanta Studios is the second largest purpose-built studio in North America and has hosted productions that include Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Like many industries, Georgia’s $9.5-billion film and television industry and the 90,000+ Georgians it employs have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses and livelihoods. Panelists will share insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and give their perspective on when, and how, the industry will begin re-open.