In the Know

Buying, Selling and Claiming Georgia Entertainment Tax Credits
2008 Entertainment Tax Credit Seminar
Speaking Engagements
January 12, 2010
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
171 17th Street NW Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

8:00 - 8:30 am – Registration and Networking
8:30 - 9:30 am – Presentation and Q&A
9:30 - 10:00 am – Reception and Networking

About the Event:
In 2008, the Georgia legislature significantly expanded the scope of credits available under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act (the “Act”).  The expanded credit has made Georgia one of the leading destinations for film, television, music video, commercial advertising, and digital entertainment productions.

The Act provides for a credit of up to 30% of a production company’s qualifying Georgia expenditures.  The credit can be claimed by the production company against Georgia income or employer withholding taxes, assigned to an affiliated entity, or sold to a third party.

Corporations, partnerships and individuals can purchase tax credits from production companies for a discount for use against 100% of the buyer’s Georgia income taxes.  Purchases of credits are relatively simple and do not require investment in a partnership or fund or a multiple year commitment.  Credits may be purchased for current or prior tax years still open to amendment.  Unused credits may be carried forward for up to five years.

Please join us for a presentation on how you or your clients can take advantage of the tax savings offered by these Georgia film tax credits.  A networking reception will follow.

Presenters:
Peter Stathopoulos – Bennett Thrasher 

Andrew Schutt – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Paul Lynch – Stateside Entertainment Partners

Robert Lay – Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC

Senator Mitch Seabaugh, sponsor of the Act

Bill Thompson, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and head of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office