Beth Moore Interviewed by Law360 Pulse on Appointment as Co-Chair of AGG's Entertainment & Sports Team
“We want anybody who’s currently thinking about producing films in Georgia or investing in the film industry [to know] that AGG can be the go-to one-stop shop,” Beth Moore said in an interview with Law360 Pulse regarding her appointment to co-chair of AGG’s Entertainment & Sports team.
Beth, who serves as of counsel in AGG’s Atlanta office, will co-lead the Entertainment & Sports team alongside AGG partner Matt Wilson. The team advises clients across the entertainment industry spectrum on matters related to transactions, litigation, investment and financing, intellectual property protection and licensing, and wealth transfer and charitable planning.
“I am part of a very small population of people that went to law school for the sole purpose of practicing entertainment law and have been able to make that dream a reality,” Beth said. “So it really hasn’t just been the past few years, it’s been my entire legal career leading up to a moment like this where I get to join a prestigious firm such as Arnall Golden Gregory.”
Beth joined AGG from a boutique IP and entertainment law firm where she served as senior counsel. Prior to that, she served as a state representative, representing House District 95, east of Atlanta, from 2018 through 2022.
Beth said the team is seeing demand increase as the film and TV industry “has been growing at a rapid and accelerated pace, especially since the bounce back from the COVID recession.”
Georgia’s tax credits have helped grow its entertainment industry, Beth explained. Supporting the entertainment industry was one reason she served as a state representative, as she realized the state’s policies had a “direct impact on [her] career trajectory.”
“Production companies receive the benefit of the 30% tax credit; we here in Georgia benefit with the redevelopment of blighted property that are now sound stages,” Beth said. “We benefit from a brand-new workforce who doesn’t have to leave Atlanta to make great audiovisual content. It benefits the real estate industry, because now a lot of people want to live here for long term investment in our state, wanting to bring their families here and spend their money here.”
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- Beth B. Moore