Leading Video Production Companies are vowing to leave Atlanta and never return as a result of stiff laws. Foreign countries and states are besting our tax incentives, and we are not matching the aggressive desire to own original content as creatives in other markets. One needs to only look at youtube and see the biggest influencers are located in Los Angeles, New York and Canada.
It’s a brave new digital world and our neighbors to the North have quietly become powerhouses in the world of production, both original content and for the biggest budget feature films. For a brief moment, Atlanta was the number one location in the world for feature films. Canda quickly surpassed us, and if that were not enough, the Toronto Raptors have a commanding 3-1 lead against the Golden State Warriors!
It’s a level playing field, every city, every country can offer incentives to entice big business. To maintain our position in the entertainment industry, we have to start fighting back.
How to Increase our Position in the Entertainment Industry.
CONTENT IS KING
By the year 2022, video will make up 82% of internet traffic. Digital and social channels have taken over and Advertising spends are shifting to meet their customers where they are most. Two things must happen. 1. Atlanta creatives must come together and create content 2. Atlanta companies must pitch and sell content
Successful original content happens on two levels. First, it happens on a social level. It comes from everyday citizens who create content in their homes, in public areas, then posts on social media. What creatives in LA, Canada, and New York have figured out is that when social influencers come together and create content with each other, they are able to reach 3 times, 4 times the audience than when they create on their own. Influencers in Atlanta must come together to create and release content.
This will shift attention on Ad Spends to Atlanta or at the very least catch the attention from Advertising Agencies for more creative content to happen in a city with momentum and a tax incentive.
The second level of video production happens on the professional level. As a video production destination, Atlanta and surrounding cities are still a hot destination, but as creatives of original content, we have a lot of work to do. Just as social influencers need to come together to form creative partnerships, so should local writers, producers, directors and production companies.
Our goal at Bolt Entertainment . . .
. . .is to bring together some of the best local directors, DP’s writers and crew to collaborate as a team and create original content to pitch and sell. Today, our directors’ film commercials for Lamborghini, Maserati, Audi, Red Bull and several of the world’s most famous brands. Moving forward, our goal is to leverage our deep knowledge of both talent and video production to create, pitch and sell original content.
is to bring together some of the best local directors, DP’s writers and crew to collaborate as a team and create original content to pitch and sell. Today, our directors’ film commercials for Lamborghini, Maserati, Audi, Red Bull and several of the world’s most famous brands. Moving forward, our goal is to leverage our deep knowledge of both talent and video production to create, pitch and sell original content.