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Old 05-30-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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As home to the Georgia Film Academy, and as the center of Georgia’s booming film and TV industry, it’s only natural that Fayette County take the lead in establishing this innovative program. I’m so proud of my hometown and the incredibly positive changes that the entertainment industry continues to bring to the community. This is just one more example of how the film and TV industry is here to stay.

Fayette leads the way in creative arts for students - The Citizen

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“We are extremely excited to partner with the Georgia Film Academy (GFA) to help create and be the first school district in Georgia to offer this exciting new course,” said Fayette County Superintendent Jody Barrow (photo above). “In partnering with GFA, the State Board of Education, the Georgia Department of Education, the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia and film industry leaders we have developed the first ‘above the line’ course for Georgia’s new film and fine arts industry. We think in order to make the industry sustainable for Georgia, and also to help our young people prepare for workforce development and college, opportunities of this nature are essential. We see this as the first course in perhaps a three or four course pathway sequence that will help to lead to an industry certified credential and/or college and career readiness for the film and fine arts industry.”
^^^ I’m hopeful that this will eventually lead to a full-fledged magnant program in TV / film arts based at Fayette County Hgh
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I don't know what criteria they're using to state it's the first but Fulton already teaches GFA content in it's film academy.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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“This is the first arts-integrated course that also counts as a fourth English Language Arts unit for high school graduation, and counts as an English unit for USG admission purposes,” said DOE representative Meghan Frick, noting that the Georgia Board of Education approved the course on May 3.
Now that just seems really useful. I wonder if it would help deter senioritis for some folk but I also see this being a great writing experience for the college apps.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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This is so exciting! Yes housing costs have increased in Fayette since Pinewood but that seems to be a small price to pay given all the improvements in the COL that has come along with it.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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This is so exciting! Yes housing costs have increased in Fayette since Pinewood but that seems to be a small price to pay given all the improvements in the COL that has come along with it.
AND MORE IS COMING: The Fayetteville P&Z Commission has approved development plans for Folia Crossroads, the 145-acre "New Urbanist / New Ruralism" mixed use project at Ga 54 and Sandy Creek Road (on the shores of Lake Bennett) -- 265 detached homes, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail with residential units above, 50,000 sq. ft. of office space, 20,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, a brewery, a boutique hotel and a theater.

The development is proposing 40 percent open space for hiking and walking paths throughout the property and the inclusion of a 3-5-acre urban farm in the residential area.

All that's left now is approval by the City Council in June.

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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This is awesome. I hope that the film industry tax breaks continue to enjoy bipartisan support here for a long time.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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This is awesome. I hope that the film industry tax breaks continue to enjoy bipartisan support here for a long time.
Well, at least until the point that the industry becomes self-sustaining.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: East Cobb, GA
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Well, at least until the point that the industry becomes self-sustaining.
Which will be never.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:48 PM
 
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Which will be never.
You never know.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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Which will be never.
The industry might be self sustaining. But, like every other corporate entity in existence, they are playing areas for incentives. You think Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and every oil company arenít basking in billions of tax-free incentives? I mean, if you want to wipe out all the income and jobs the industry brings, thatís certainly your prerogative.
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