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

 

Who:                
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

What:               
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.

Why:                
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.

When:              
Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24, 2016

Where:            

  • 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
Justin@AFCI.org | 323.461.2324 ext. 6    
For additional visit www.AFCI.org/cineposium

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