Georgia has become one of the top destinations for the entertainment industry. Listen to our experts on why and how much benefit it is bringing to Georgia’s economy and its businesses.
Stephen G. Weizenecker, Partner Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP provides sophisticated business and legal advice to companies in the entertainment and technology industries. His practice is focused on motion picture and television projects as well as advising clients on tax credit systems. His experience has included being the legal advisor to government officials regarding implementation of tax incentive systems for the attraction of entertainment industry and to film/television companies concerning the use of entertainment incentives in various states and countries. He has lead the legal team in the corporate and financing areas for an acquisition of an interest in the Pittsburg Steelers NFL Football team as well as the lead entertainment lawyer for an iPhone app developer in negotiation with Anthony Zuiker and Dare to Pass (creator and production company for CSI t.v. series) and has assisted the Georgia Film office in development of regulations for the Georgia Entertainment Incentive tax credits and many other deals with companies and individuals such as Dr. Oz, Oprah Winfrey, Apple, Barclays Bank, Celebrity Chefs and others.
Stephen has numerious awards and publications including SuperLawyer, Rising Star awards for the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and various publications. He has a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Cum Laude and an undergraduate degree from Emory University. Stephen Weizenecker’s Segment
Ric Reitz, Partner Georgia Entertainment Credits, LLC is a professional actor, writer, composer, director and producer who has been active in show business for more than 30 years. He is a current member of Actor’s Equity Association, the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, BMI, the Director’s Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actor’s Guild, the Recording Academy, and the Writer’s Guild of America.
Ric is also a partner at Georgia Entertainment Credits, LLC, past president and current board member of the Georgia Production Partnership and a member of the Georgia Film, Video & Music Advisory Commission. As one of the key architects in the development of Georgia’s current entertainment tax incentive law and co-author of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Entertainment Business Plan through the year 2020, Ric has played an important role in the resurgence of entertainment production in the state. Ric Reitz’s Segment