Local Film Producer Visions Atlanta as the Hollywood of the South
Innovative and visionary Atlanta filmmaker and producer Autumn Bailey is making it her missionto have the world recognize Atlanta as the place to get films, plays and TV shows produced andfinanced and to discover eager and fresh talent. Already the music industry capital of the South, itonly stands to reason that Atlanta continues striving and excelling in the entertainment industry as awhole.
On January 27th “Get Connected A Networking Mixer” is the first of monthly networking events forthose in the film industry. Held at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Atlanta, anyone whois interested in pursuing a career in the film industry or who is established in their career is invitedto attend to share knowledge, experiences and contacts. Proceeds from the $10 admission fee willbe used as grants for up and coming filmmakers to produce short films and local charities. Baileyexplains, “What I remember most about college and my first jobs in the business is that I alwayshad someone who was willing to teach me and give me their time and advice. That is what kept megoing and believing that I can do it. That is what I want for us here in Atlanta”.
Bailey’s vision can only be realized with the support of the stage, film and TV community and allthose who work within it. The entertainment industry in Atlanta can itself be a support system andcan generate the funding and talent needed to be self sustaining. Bailey feels as a whole Atlantacan have Hollywood filmmakers and NY television studios and Broadway theaters taking a good lookat the resources available in Atlanta and the surrounding counties. From the weather to the terrainto the architecture to the significant film tax breaks, Atlanta is a win-win situation. But her goal is tonot only bring film, stage and TV production to Atlanta but to produce entertaining and worthwhileproductions here and bring them to the world. “Realizing that we need to work together to obtainthe success and prestige needed to wear the crown of “Hollywood of the South” this is an optimalopportunity to meet each other, work together and help each other wear it proudly”, says Bailey.
Bailey’s effort to promote Atlanta based producers, writers and actors has been in the making foryears. A transplant of York, PA where her love of film began coupled with learning and workingwith some of the worlds most talented in the entertainment industry, Bailey founded AutumnBailey Entertainment, LLC and began to produce and promote independent films and aspiringand established artists while simultaneously producing her own projects. Always one to practicewhat she preaches, in 2008, Autumn Bailey Entertainment partnered with the Peachtree VillageInternational Film Festival, working to build relationships throughout the world that attracts more than4,500 festival goers each year. In addition, Bailey serves on the Committee Chair of the Festivalas Director of Panels. Currently Co-producing the feature film, “Blondie: The Florence BallardStory”, starring Faith Evans and an All-Star cast, Bailey knew the only place to film was in Atlanta.Production begins February 2011.
“Get Connected A Networking Mixer” will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 6pm – 10pm atGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 848 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta, GA. The event ishosted by the Cinema Dolls and is sponsored by Autumn Bailey Entertainment, LLC, Film Atlanta,Blank Stage and the Georgia Entertainment Association. Special celebrity guests are invited toattend and it is open to the general public. Complimentary appetizers drink specials and $3.00 valet
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parking is the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant’s contribution to the event to show their support.Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will go to local Atlanta filmmakers tofinance short films and other local charities.
For more information on Autumn Bailey and Autumn Bailey Entertainment please visitwww.abentertainment05.com.