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Old 06-09-2015, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Maybe the Hollywood types like or even love the south side;many others and myself certainly do!
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They know that GA residents are subsidizing the hell out of them. That's what they know.
Yeah, we are - and they damn well know it. And for our little 30%ish tax incentive we gained $1.68 billion in wages and $4.1 billion in total investment over the past year, that largely would never have happened otherwise.

What a raw deal.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, we are - and they damn well know it. And for our little 30%ish tax incentive we gained $1.68 billion in wages and $4.1 billion in total investment over the past year, that largely would never have happened otherwise.

What a raw deal.
Well played... well played!

But I will say one thing. With North Carolina and Louisiana having pulled back on their incentives by a large margin, I think our state needs to cautiously and carefully pull back on their incentives little bits at a time.

In other words... I think we have less competition and things are clearly growing so quickly and it we might be able to achieve similar results with a touch less.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:58 AM
 
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record….

I'm still a little put off by this whole thing because I haven't seen it create good jobs for the area.

Everybody in Los Angeles is friends with someone who is a producer, actor, or some other entertainment professional who makes a living in the business without the need for another day job.

But I still don't really know anybody in Atlanta who is benefitting from this. We all know someone who has worked security, been an electrician, or an extra in a film shot in Atlanta…but I haven't seen a real creative community sprout up around this. And I know plenty of people who work in video.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In the little business park I work in in Fayetteville, there are at least two businesses that have popped up in the past couple of years dedicated to the movie industry. I think there are more. I work with a lot of local businesses, contractors and such, and they have received a ton of work from Pinewood.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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In the little business park I work in in Fayetteville, there are at least two businesses that have popped up in the past couple of years dedicated to the movie industry. I think there are more. I work with a lot of local businesses, contractors and such, and they have received a ton of work from Pinewood.
As an example, this is a quote from Left Digital Media's FB post: "As of today June 8, 2015 Left Digital Media together with Goin' Ballistic and EXTREME Stunt and Driving Team; are now proud tenants of Pinewood Atlanta Studios."
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:05 PM
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record….

I'm still a little put off by this whole thing because I haven't seen it create good jobs for the area.

Everybody in Los Angeles is friends with someone who is a producer, actor, or some other entertainment professional who makes a living in the business without the need for another day job.

But I still don't really know anybody in Atlanta who is benefitting from this. We all know someone who has worked security, been an electrician, or an extra in a film shot in Atlanta…but I haven't seen a real creative community sprout up around this. And I know plenty of people who work in video.
If you don't know anyone who is benefitting from this, then you don't know anyone even remotely related to this industry.

I know several dozen people who have gone from your typical $25,000 per year day-player to making near six figures as movie crew. I transitioned out of some of my other entertainment work into film work and have had single days in the $800 range. As long as you can keep yourself busy, you get paid quite well in this. Due to some family medical issues, we were getting thin on savings and had thousands in debt. Now, after only 10 months in the film industry, everything is paid off (well, except the house), and my savings account is bigger than it's been in over a year. And I'm hardly a big player. As well, they pay towards insurance and retirement, which is a huge thing for a lot of people. How much more of a "good job" do you want it to be?

As well, there are numerous businesses which have popped up to service the film industry. Numerous lighting companies employ bunch of people. Grip houses. Caterers. Craft Services. Camera rental. All the restaurants which are near any studio location feel the increased business. Someone is supplying all of the wood and hardware to build the enormous sets. A lot of these people need places to stay, giving rental property owners a good boom. I know a guy who works in a lighting warehouse, just pulling and returning equipment and he makes $14 an hour. Not bad for warehouse work.

Right now, Pinewood has hundreds of people employed on one movie. OFS has another movie employing hundreds. And quite a few other movies are employing more and more.

It's made a huge difference for a LOT of people. If you don't see it, you aren't even trying.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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If you don't know anyone who is benefitting from this, then you don't know anyone even remotely related to this industry.

I know several dozen people who have gone from your typical $25,000 per year day-player to making near six figures as movie crew. I transitioned out of some of my other entertainment work into film work and have had single days in the $800 range. As long as you can keep yourself busy, you get paid quite well in this. Due to some family medical issues, we were getting thin on savings and had thousands in debt. Now, after only 10 months in the film industry, everything is paid off (well, except the house), and my savings account is bigger than it's been in over a year. And I'm hardly a big player. As well, they pay towards insurance and retirement, which is a huge thing for a lot of people. How much more of a "good job" do you want it to be?

As well, there are numerous businesses which have popped up to service the film industry. Numerous lighting companies employ bunch of people. Grip houses. Caterers. Craft Services. Camera rental. All the restaurants which are near any studio location feel the increased business. Someone is supplying all of the wood and hardware to build the enormous sets. A lot of these people need places to stay, giving rental property owners a good boom. I know a guy who works in a lighting warehouse, just pulling and returning equipment and he makes $14 an hour. Not bad for warehouse work.

Right now, Pinewood has hundreds of people employed on one movie. OFS has another movie employing hundreds. And quite a few other movies are employing more and more.

It's made a huge difference for a LOT of people. If you don't see it, you aren't even trying.
That's really cool that this is a thing now. I hope the ride lasts for awhile.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:00 PM
 
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PDF with plans and renders for the GM site that I have not seen before: http://www.doravillega.us/wp-content...il-20-2015.pdf
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:26 AM
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PDF with plans and renders for the GM site that I have not seen before: http://www.doravillega.us/wp-content...il-20-2015.pdf
Cool! Thanks for posting!
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