GA officials say film buffs can now enroll in film academy training classes

Georgia officials say people interested in the film and television industry can begin enrolling in classes as part of a new training effort.
Georgia officials say people interested in the film and television industry can begin enrolling in classes as part of a new training effort.

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia officials say people interested in the film and television industry can begin enrolling in classes as part of a new training effort.

Georgia Film Academy Executive Director Jeffrey Stepakoff says classes begin in January. The academy is a partnership by the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia.

State lawmakers created the academy this year. It’s intended to train more people to work in film, television and digital industries. Georgia’s generous incentive program had drawn more productions here in recent years.

There are two pilot courses for the first semester. One focuses on industry equipment. The other course offers on-the-job training on a film or television set.

Officials say space is limited. They hope to expand for the fall semester.

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