Thursday, June 23, 2016

SIM Group Sponsors “Georgia Night in L.A.”

Annual networking event, slated for June 24th, promotes film and television production in Georgia.

Los Angeles — SIM Group is proud to announce that it is a corporate sponsor of Georgia Night in L.A., a special event developed by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office to promote film and television production in the Peach State.

Georgia Night in L.A will be held Friday, June 24th at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles. The annual networking event is designed to strengthen ties with producers who’ve brought projects to the state in the past or are considering doing so in the future. It will include an appearance by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal who will address the state’s commitment to support the production industry. Last year’s event attracted a crowd of more than 250 industry professionals. Expected to attend this year are representatives of Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, NBC/Universal and Netflix, among others.

Ann DeGuire
Georgia has become a major center for film and television production, in part due to generous tax incentives offered by the state. It has developed a strong infrastructure to support production and seen a steady uptick in production activity.

SIM Group has been a strong contributor to that growth. In 2013, the company expanded its Georgia operations, which includes offices of SIM Digital, which rents cameras and other production gear, and Bling Digital, which provides dailies and workflow services. The two companies provide turnkey solutions for productions throughout the state and the region. SIM Digital and Bling Digital have or are currently providing rentals and support to the Georgia-based television series Brockmire (IFC), Stranger Things (Netflix), The Vampire Diaries (CBS) and Halt and Catch Fire (AMC).


“Georgia’s film market tax incentives have been an unqualified success,” says Ann DeGuire, President of SIM Group’s Camera Division. “We want to remind producers of the many benefits to shooting in the state, including the presence of strong brick and mortar support companies like SIM Digital and Bling Digital.”

About The SIM Group:
Backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners, the SIM Group is a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, the SIM Group provides stellar products and services for features such as the recently released “Warcraft,” to the hugely successful “Game of Thrones,” to the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight.” From reality shows including “American Idol,” to blockbusters “Deadpool” and hit series “Mr. Robot,” SIM Group has collaborated with producers, directors, cinematographers, post-production supervisors and studios to bring their vision to life. Toronto and Vancouver provides grip and lighting from PS Production Services and can be complemented with SIM Digital cinematography and playback equipment from any of its offices in Canada, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Bling, Chainsaw, Pixel Underground, Tattersall Sound and Picture and Post Factory NY provide an array of services from dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Bling provides a comprehensive workflow solution in the US, Canada and abroad, as well as off-site service through POD (Post on Demand).  Chainsaw provides creative editorial and extensive finishing services with some of the top colorists in the industry. Pixel Underground is a Toronto-based post-production company that also provides physical and file-based media fulfillment and encoding/distribution services, while Tattersall Sound and Picture is a provider of sound editorial and mixing for motion pictures and television. Post Factory NY is considered one of the East Coast’s top independent post-production facilities.  For more information, visit simgroup.com

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