MEDIA ALERT: AFCI Hosts its Cineposium 2016 Global Film Industry Conference, September 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia

MEDIA ALERT                                                                          
September 19, 2016


     AFCI Hosts its Cineposium 2016 Global Film Industry Conference,
September 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia

Film Commissioners from More than 30 Countries and Industry Leaders from 20th Century FOX, Creative Skillset,
Motion Picture Association of America and Tyler Perry Studios and Converge for Three-Day Conference


Cineposium is organized by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and this year’s conference is hosted by Oz Publishing, Inc. and sponsoring company, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.

Confirmed key speakers include:

  • Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
  • Lieutenant Governor, Casey Cagle, State of Georgia
  • Scott Tigchelaar, President, Raleigh Studios-Atlanta
  • Stephen Weizenecker, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • Shawn Rafferty, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • Lisa Day, Director of Sustainability, 20th Century FOX
  • Nick Smerigan, Owner/Founder, RoadTown Enterprises, LTD
  • Steve Mensch, President/General Manager of Studio Operations, Tyler Perry Studios
  • Cassandra Hesseltine, President, Film Liaisons in California Statewide
  • Randall Franks, Government Relations Committee Member, Georgia Production Partnership
  • Mark Henderson, Owner, Get-A-Grip Atlanta
  • Kevin Amick, Director of Education, IATSE Local 479
  • Dan Simmons, Head of Partnerships, Creative Skillset
  • Jeremy Hariton, Senior Vice President, The MBS Group

Building Your Business is the focus for Cineposium 2016. Film and television professionals and film commissioners from more than 30 countries will converge to provide discourse on Production Infrastructure - how to build it, maintain it, and manage crew development to meet its needs.

The State of Georgia ranks number three in the world for film production according the 2015 Feature Film Study published by FilmL.A., Inc. The state also a competitive tax incentive and strong crew base and infrastructure that serve as magnets for the global film and TV industry; it is for these reasons that make the region a model that the AFCI wanted to examine and highlight at Cineposium for its global members and production industry professionals.

Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24, 2016


  • InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Thursday)
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 (Friday)
  • Senoia United Methodist Church, 229 Bridge St., Senoia, Georgia 30276 (Saturday)

Media contact: Justin O. Cooper | 323.461.2324 ext. 6    
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