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Todd Simpson
post Jan 12 2018, 06:38 PM
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As many of you know, Atlanta has become sort of "Hollywood South" due to the great tax incentives available. Every time you see a peach icon at the end of a movie/tv show, it means that it was made here in Georgia. THE WALKING DEAD
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is one of the biggest shows curerently being shot here. It's being done by AMC which is one of the smaller channels of Turner Broadcasting. When I was an employee @ Turner Boradcasting, AMC was little more than one work bench, a stack of tape decks and a couple of confidence monitors when I first got the tour after getting the job. It's AMAZING how much things have grown. Back in the day, they would give you these little pins if you worked yourself to death and put in 100 hours week. Sometimes, we slept at the studio to get things done by air date. I kept a couple of the pins smile.gif
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Why Bring this up? Well, if ANYONE want's to get in to the "Movie Business" / " TV Business" now is a good time smile.gif It's one of the few "Growth" industries we have and it's growing like a weed! Here is a link to the GA Film Commission.
http://www.georgia.org/industries/entertai...-tv-production/

I was featured in MOVIE MAKER MAGAZINE, along with other local creative types, a while back when the entire industry was starting to blow up!
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Here is my little award shelf from my time @ Turner, one EMMY award, two "Telly" awards and a "Broadcast Design Association" award.
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My point to all this is that if you are interested in going in to the visual arts, now is a good time to head south and give it a go!! smile.gif My interests have shifted away from actual production and towards the Music/Composition/Scoring end of things. I've got wads of bits I hope to share with you guys in 2018.

Oh Yeah! Another show being done here right now is called VALOR! Check it out if you can smile.gif

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Todd Simpson
post Jan 17 2018, 09:32 PM
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Movie Maker Magazine has rated Atlanta as the best City to move to if you want to get in to the film/TV industry. Growing like a weed. smile.gif

https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/best_of...8-big-cities/2/


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post Jan 19 2018, 01:55 PM
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Hi Todd! These are great news for you!! I'm glad to know that this industry is growing there and that it will provide work to visual and audio artists. It's a great time, enjoy it my friend!!


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post Jan 20 2018, 09:36 PM
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It's a great time for everyone in Georgia as its generating loads of work in all areas related to film/tv production. I have no doubt that folks will start moving this way just to participate. LosAngeles and Canada used to be hot beds of production, but the massive tax incentives here in GA are attracting wads of productions.

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Hi Todd! These are great news for you!! I'm glad to know that this industry is growing there and that it will provide work to visual and audio artists. It's a great time, enjoy it my friend!!



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post Jan 23 2018, 10:57 AM
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Does this mean we should start keeping an eye out for your name in the credits?


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post Jan 23 2018, 08:26 PM
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I certainly hope so smile.gif I helped score a film with a buddy of mine here a bit back and I"d love to help score another one or even come up with musical themes for characters which is also wads of fun. Trying to take a film character and express him through just a few notes so that folks hear it when they come on screen and sorta get what the character is about. Darth Vaders theme is a good example. You hear that and you know he's a bit of a Tyrant.

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Does this mean we should start keeping an eye out for your name in the credits?



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post Jan 24 2018, 03:22 AM
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It certainly helps musicians of all kinds get work here (always has).
Besides the obvious 'music for films, TV, etc.' work there's also the peripheral and secondary market gigs. Parties, award ceremonies, live TV, etc.

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