The Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) is excited to throw their Summer Industry Party (SIP) this month. The theme this year is ‘Taste of Georgia Film Food Festival’ as the event will give special attention to food and its effect on enjoying a movie and making a movie.
The party will take place at the Areu Brothers Studios on 3133 Continental Colony Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30331 from 5 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th. Tickets are $50 for GPP members and $75 for nonmembers.
SIP is GPP’s number one fundraiser, and it exists to keep Georgia’s booming film industry safe. Hundreds of TV and movie productions, a skilled workforce, and favorable tax incentives did not come out of nowhere. They were created and are protected through the hard work of dedicated individuals and businesses in the Peach State and foremost of them is GPP.
“Our fundraisers are critical to supply the funds we use to pay our lobbyists, educate legislators, and make political contributions to sustain the production tax incentive,” explained Susan Moss, a GPP board member. “After COVID, this event will be the industry’s first chance to come out and celebrate the strength of our market.”
This year, Hanna Brothers are the SIP’s presenting sponsors and will cater the event.
“We have been working with film studios, post-production companies, and everything in-between for several years now,” said Sharon Turner, Director of Sales and Marketing. “The film tax incentive is one of the reasons Hanna Brothers owners, Joe and Jim Hanna, moved the business to Georgia more than seven years ago. In a way, being a part of this event is a full circle moment for us.”
Additionally, the event will feature live music with performances coming from Gwen Hughes and The Retro Kats, who describe themselves as,1 “the bee’s knees of swing bands bringing back ragtime fun, coupled with fresh takes on more contemporary music.”
GPP’s mission is to support the film industry and to sustain the tax incentives that make Georgia a premier filmmaking state. For more than 20 years, GPP has pushed the industry forward through initiatives like the Camera-Ready program, and they were the first entertainment company to push for the tax breaks.
“SIP will offer an opportunity to see old friends face-to-face again and make new ones while we raise money and awareness that we cannot get complacent about the foundation of our industry, the tax incentive,” said Moss.