The Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance, the state’s only organization dedicated solely to representing local investment in Georgia’s film and television production industry, announces a new leadership team that will steer the group through the next two years.
Beth Talbert, head of Eagle Rock Studios, is the newly elected President of the Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance. Kris Bagwell, founder of the Alliance and Executive Vice President of EUE/Screen Gems Studios, remains on the leadership team as immediate past president. Other newly elected officers include: John Raulet, Alliance President-elect and Partner at Mailing Avenue Stageworks; Daniel Minchew, Alliance Secretary and Owner of Studio Space Atlanta and Atlanta Filmworks; Tyler Edgarton, Alliance Treasurer and Partner at Mailing Avenue Stageworks; and Mark Wofford, Infrastructure Board Chairman and General Manager of PC&E.
“I’m excited to continue the great work of this group of Georgia companies,” says Talbert, who stepped into her leadership role in July. “We are — and will continue to be — all about supporting the film industry. We live here; we work here; our families are growing up here. We are fully committed to supporting Georgia film and television production because it’s our local businesses and communities that are the beneficiaries of this thriving industry.”
Founded in 2014, the Alliance is anchored by a core group of studios that includes Atlanta Filmworks, Eagle Rock Studios, EUE/Screen Gems Studios, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Third Rail Studios, and Triple Horse Studios. Infrastructure members — companies that provide support services to production studios and their clients — include Cofer Bros., Crafty Apes, Enterprise Entertainment and Production Rentals, Herc Entertainment Rentals, Lightnin’ Production Rentals, Moonshine Post-Production, PC&E, and Sim Digital Inc.
The Alliance also works closely with Georgia Production Partnership, founded in 1995 to strengthen and grow the film and television industry here.
Members of the Alliance serve the film and television industry in a variety of ways, including providing studio space, camera equipment, visual effects and post-production services, HVAC, power equipment, truck and car rentals and building materials — and all have invested in the long-term success of the state’s growing production business.
About the Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance: The Alliance is a unified voice representing studios and other companies essential to the industry’s infrastructure to the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and any other state entities dealing with the regulation of the entertainment industry. A key initiative of the Alliance is its on-going sharing of stories about Georgians building careers and changing their lives through employment and opportunity in the state’s film and television industry. Read those stories on our blog page and on the Alliance’s Facebook page.