Anna Kathryn Barber, vice president at Stonehenge Capital, was invited to join the Georgia Production Partnership’s Industry SustainerCouncil. GPP, a non-profit coalition of companies and individuals who are active in Georgia's film, video, music and digital media industries, works to advance all aspects of the state’s entertainment industry.
Members of GPP’s Industry Sustainer Council share the organization’s vision and support efforts to strengthen the industry by protecting Georgia’s entertainment production tax incentives.
In her role with Stonehenge Capital’s Tax Credit Services, Barber works with major Hollywood film studios to efficiently monetize film and television state tax credits, including productions filmed in Georgia.
“Georgia is known as the Hollywood of the South,” Barber said. “Its thriving film and television industry creates jobs and spurs economic activity in small towns and cities across the state. I am thrilled to work with GPP to support the continued growth of Georgia’s entertainment industry.”
Georgia was recently ranked the No. 1 Film Production Leader by Business Facilities Magazine in its 2020 Rankings Report. In response to the recognition, Governor Kemp acknowledged that Georgia leads the way in film production and was on pace for another record year before COVID-19. Governor Kemp also recognized the impact of the program on communities throughout Georgia: “The film industry has had a significant impact in communities across the Peach State, and this top ranking puts a spotlight on the hardworking Georgians who are the real faces of this great industry.” Despite a slow down in productions during 2020 due toCOVID-19, 234 film and television productions filmed in Georgia in fiscal year2020 spent $2.2 billion in the state. The industry is responsible for more than 40,000 jobs annually throughout Georgia.