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The zombies are here - Alumni Profiles
September 2013 Issue
Those teenagers battling to the death in a post-apocalyptic outdoor arena, and that brilliant athlete smashing the baseball race barrier, and those sexy vampires falling in love, and all of those supposedly real housewives in Atlanta mean job security for Lee Thomas. “At this moment, we have 34 shows being made in Georgia, and they’re in various stages of production,” says Thomas, director of Georgia’s Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. It’s mid-March, and by shows, she basically means big-screen feature films and television programs. “So, 34 shows is a lot, and I recently gave a speech about it. To give you an idea of how much it’s grown, I gave the same speech in 2007 and at the time we had one two-week episode of a reality show called ‘Yo Mama’ being made. “Things have gotten a lot better,” she says. “We’ve got zombies now.” In 2008, the state legislature passed the Entertainment Industry Investment Act, the foundation of which …
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