The entertainment industry is recession-resistant.
Especially in hard times such as a pandemic, “people still need quality entertainment,” said Asante Bradford, project manager for digital entertainment and emerging media for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, who moderated the “Made in Georgia” panel for Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Business of Entertainment virtual event Dec. 3.
Kane Studio CEO Patrick Millsaps and Catapult Acting founder Erik Lingvall discuss the reopening of the Georgia film industry as well as the construction of Kane Studio, the soon-to-be world’s largest film production studio--being built in Albany, GA.
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Observer — Hollywood has a very, very big problem on its hands. It’s literally running out of room to make movies and television shows. Before the coronavirus pandemic ground production to a halt, soundstages, where shows and movies are largely filmed, were operating at their highest occupancy capacities in Hollywood history. The ballooning of streaming services and scripted series has put a strain on the supply of spaces needed to meet the ravenous demand of content. Now, if a studio hopes to film on a soundstage, they may have to reserve the space as much as 18 months in advance.
HollywoodReporter — High-profile projects from Marvel, Netflix and Universal will soon rev up production in the state as others try to nab precious studio space: "We have people circling like sharks."
As the film and TV industry attempts to restart after a COVID-19 shutdown, some states like Georgia hope to be trailblazers.