SIM Group has announced that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.
Georgia Night in L.A will be held Friday, June 24th at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles. The annual networking event is designed to strengthen ties with producers who’ve brought projects to the state in the past or are considering doing so in the future. It will include an appearance by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal who will address the state’s commitment to support the production industry. Last year’s event attracted a crowd of more than 250 industry professionals. Expected to attend this year are representatives of Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, NBC/Universal and Netflix, among others.
Georgia has become a major center for film and television production, in part due to generous tax incentives offered by the state. It has developed a strong infrastructure to support production and seen a steady uptick in production activity.
SIM Group has been a strong contributor to that growth. In 2013, the company expanded its Georgia operations, which includes offices of SIM Digital, which rents cameras and other production gear, and Bling Digital, which provides dailies and workflow services. The two companies provide turnkey solutions for productions throughout the state and the region. SIM Digital and Bling Digital have or are currently providing rentals and support to the Georgia-based television series Brockmire (IFC), Stranger Things (Netflix), The Vampire Diaries (CBS) and Halt and Catch Fire (AMC).
“Georgia’s film market tax incentives have been an unqualified success,” said Ann DeGuire, president of SIM Group’s Camera Division. “We want to remind producers of the many benefits to shooting in the state, including the presence of strong brick and mortar support companies like SIM Digital and Bling Digital.”