By Ann Brown
The film business in Georgia rivals that of Hollywood. In fact, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, the Georgia film industry “currently ranks third in the nation behind California and New York, with nearly 3,000 motion-picture and television industry businesses, including 1,957 production-related companies,” CNBC reported.
The state has unveiled a program to encourage more young people to get involved in the film industry. Georgia State’s new CINEMA Project is in support Atlanta’s booming entertainment industry. The Careers In New and Emerging and Media Areas (CINEMA) Project is a free 22-week program that offers classes in game design, interactive media, animation, virtual reality, film production, and more.
Georgia State University’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence is currently accepting applications for its new workforce development program that prepares local youth (ages 18-24) for careers in the booming film, media and entertainment industry in Atlanta.
“The CINEMA project is an innovative solution to two pressing challenges facing Georgia today: The growing number of young people who are disconnected from work and education and the need for a trained labor force,” Click here to read entire article