South Georgia studios
Premier Purpose-Built Studio Campus
Premier Purpose-Built Studio Campus
"With the development of South Georgia Studios...the construction of the first film backlot in the region, South Georgia is further confirming the incredible growth of the film industry in the State, and that Georgia’s film industry can thrive not just in the metro areas but rural areas as well."
Governor Brian Kemp
Strategic collaboration with educators at all levels works to meet workforce needs for high-demand careers in Georgia’s film and creative industries.
Industry GROWTH is projected to generate over 40,000 jobs in Georgia over the next 18 months with a $2 billion investment.
Deep, trusted relationships within the film industry allow us to attract production to our studios and the South Georgia community.
A typical movie on location spends between $50,000 and $250,000 day on hotels, restaurants, gas stations, dry cleaners, hardware stores and area labor. Local communities reap economic benefits whenever film productions come to town; jobs are created, money flows into local businesses and tax revenues are generated.
45,830 JOBS in GEORGIA
**Source Motion Picture Association 2020
Bringing the first tier 1 soundstages and studio support services to South Georgia for Film and Television Content Creators.
To attract the film industry to South Georgia by providing purpose-built, cutting edge soundstage and backlot facilities, and a skilled local workforce.
Gary Korngold grew up in a family steeped in Hollywood tradition. Both his grandfather, a composer and two-time Academy Award winner, and his father spent their lives in film production. Gary’s grandfather, Erich Korngold, is regarded as one of the Fathers of the Hollywood Sound. Gary grew up around actors, musicians and directors, but didn't catch the film industry "bug" until much later in life. Prior to re-engaging with the film community, he has spent the past 40 years in the business world, most recently as the President of a successful pharmaceutical company, Nexgen Pharma, Inc. Gary is also a producer and principal in CineVantage Productions. He brings his powerful mix of business expertise and production background to lead the South Georgia Studios team.
Honnie Korngold is a producer and founder of CineVantage Productions, a television and film Production Company based in Los Angeles and South Georgia. CineVantage was launched in 2009 with the television series Travel with Spirit®, which aired for 7 seasons and was viewed weekly in over 150 countries. Since that time, CineVantage has continued to specialize in film and television projects that seek to not only entertain, but also inspire.
Honnie has been invited to share her unique approach to independent filmmaking to audiences around the world at events such as the Cannes International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, among many other print and broadcast outlets.
Before forming CineVantage, Honnie served as a Director with the nonprofit, CRU for nearly 10 years. During her tenure, she was responsible for developing, overseeing and marketing nearly 6,000 large-scale conferences, concerts, theater and events at the iconic 2000-acre Arrowhead Springs Conference Resort in Southern California. With 27 on-campus venues, and a staff of 200, the facility was regarded as one of the premier conference facilities in the country.
Honnie is also the Founder and Director of the Story to Screen Conference, a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Women in Film.
Cathy Parker’s life, and the lives of her family, has always revolved around athletics. Together with her husband Carl, a coach and former professional athlete, they have raised their four children and countless others at the ballfield. She founded two non-profits: Athletes 2 Champions and Beyond the Ballfield, which use the power of sports to unify and save young lives.
Cathy has seen first-hand how sports can redirect youth and ultimately change communities. In 2007, she spear-headed an effort to help a struggling community 4,000 miles away in Barrow, Alaska, by giving them a gift of an artificial turf football field to replace their gravel covered field.
This endeavor received national media attention with Cathy being the “Person of the Week” on both ABC and NBC networks and ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Her book Northern Lights details this journey of faith mixed with perseverance. A major motion picture also titled NORTHERN LIGHTS is in development.
Her philanthropic work continued as she served as Director of Development & Marketing for Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta and completed a $3.8 million campaign for the building of a new club in Brooks County, Georgia. Before being involved with non-profit work, she thrived in the corporate sales arena and was recruited to be on the founding team of First Atlantic Bank in Jacksonville, Florida helping raise $30 million in capital to establish three branches. Her most recent endeavor is the launching of PhilanthroFilms, Inc., a Georgia based non-profit focused on attracting film production to the region, and educating and building the workforce in film in South Georgia
She continues to motivate audiences across the country as an inspirational speaker.
Phone: (323) 904-9363
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