Business owners and entertainment professionals from Columbus and beyond attended the Columbus Film Commission’s quarterly meeting on Wednesday, February 1st These events connect entertainment professionals, artists and local businesses together to hear from local officials and experts regarding the state of entertainment.

The meeting was held at the McClure Theatre at the Springer Opera House and facilitated by Visit Columbus GA and the Columbus Film Commission. “We were very happy so many locals and even those from outside Columbus attended to hear about entertainment and film activity in the region,” said Joel Slocumb, Columbus Film Commissioner.

LaRonda Sutton, an entertainment industry veteran and Co-President of Georgia Production Partnership, spoke about the impact of the film tax credit on the entire state and opportunities for further activity in cities like Columbus. Slocumb continued, “We were very pleased with LaRonda’s perspective and overall views on the evolution of the industry, initiatives to further expand production in the state and workforce opportunities.”

John Mock, CEO of Catalyst Productions, along with others from the company, spoke about their agreement to operate Flat Rock Studio in Columbus and the projects planned for the facility. “Flat Rock Studios is an important asset to the Columbus region and we look forward to working with John and his team to further expose the studio to filmmakers around the world,” said Slocumb.

The date for the next quarterly meeting will be announced soon.

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