Jeffrey Stepakoff from the Georgia Film Academy to speak, Update on the Columbus Film Fund, recent activity and upcoming opportunities in the region. Space is limited, please RSVP by emailing FocusFilmColumbusGA@gmail.com
As a result of the success of Georgia’s film industry and specifically the progress in Columbus, GA, the Columbus Film Commission will host a quarterly meeting, called Focus Film Columbus Ga, that connects entertainment professionals, artists, and local businesses. The first Focus Film Columbus GA event will be held on December 11, 2019, at the River Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 3:00 PM.
The meeting will be facilitated by VisitColumbusGA’s Film Commission. The purpose of the meeting is to gather those interested in the entertainment industry in one place to hear about Columbus’ film and entertainment business and learn from industry experts.
“As a community, we have enjoyed incredible success in 2019 landing productions and being considered for many others,” said Peter Bowden, President , and CEO of VisitColumbusGA and the Columbus Film Commission. “Focus Film Columbus is our way of educating and communicating activity to those with a stake or interest in film in the region.”
The event is for local government leaders, business owners, and industry professionals. Bowden continued, “Focus Film Columbus is a new format for the Film Commission’s regular meetings; this will be a quarterly networking and education event that the community is invited to attend. We are launching a companion web site that will also be a reference point for those in and outside the area to stay updated on happenings in Columbus as it relates to the film industry.”
Jeffrey Stepakoff will be the featured speaker. He is the Executive Director of the Georgia Film Academy. Raised in Georgia, he is an accomplished writer-producer and an experienced academic, with a twenty-eight-year entertainment industry career that includes sweeping internationally-recognized credits, leadership roles in content creation and production management, and a track record of collaboration, innovation, and success in virtually all forms of commercial media. The first Focus Film Columbus GA event will begin at 3:00 PM and ends promptly at 5:00 PM on December 11th. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP as space is limited. To request your invitation please email FocusFilmColumbusGA@gmail.com.