State aims to get minorities in film industry

FORT VALLEY, Ga. – The film and TV industry in Georgia took another step forward Thursday in Fort Valley.

Representatives from a House study committee met at Fort Valley State University to discuss how to add more diversity to the $7 million film and TV industry in Georgia.

It was the second of five public hearings to be held across the state. They’re especially interested in finding ways to encourage minority participation in the booming industry.

“We set up this study committee where it’s a state wide study committee in Georgia to get information about how we can get more jobs for Georgians,” says Representative “Able” Mable Thomas.

The public hearing also gave citizens the opportunity to provide oral and written testimony. Georgia now ranks third in money generated from the film industry, only behind California and New York.

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