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Film Athens Opening Office in Athens Community Career Academy

Film Athens is a non-profit organization working to support, educate and foster the growth of the film industry and film community in Northeast Georgia.

By Danielle Robarge Rusk

Film Athens is opening a satellite office in the Athens Community Career Academy Film Lab. This classroom, located on the school district's H.T. Edwards Campus, houses digital film production equipment and over 20 film editing stations.

Film Athens will offer education on a variety of film-related subjects like screenwriting, sound, lighting and editing. Workshops will be open to the community with space reserved free of charge for Clarke County students and teachers. Students will have access to Film Athens’ extensive network of film professionals with the possibility to get hands on production experience and internships.

“We are very excited about this partnership with the Clarke County School District and look forward to providing CCSD students with exposure to the creative process and career opportunities within the film and digital media industry,” said Danielle Robarge Rusk, Film Athens Executive Director. “This collaboration will benefit the entire community and increase our ability to participate in Georgia's rapidly expanding film industry. Our goal is to start offering workshops early in 2014.”

"We are committed to ensuring that pathways offered at the Athens Community Career Academy address a need in our community, and through the leadership of Athens Technical College and by partnering with Film Athens, we can accomplish just that," explained Superintendent Philip D. Lanoue. "By tapping into local experts and offering them classroom and work space, we are confident that students will be well-prepared to work in Athens' growing film industry."


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