The Georgia Film Academy has opened its new sound stage

DJ Fullmer

The Georgia Film Academy has now unveiled its new 15,860 square foot sound stage which will be used to train budding film makers the ins and outs of production life.

According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, the sound stage was opened to sync with the beginning on a 10-week summer program, “Semester on Set.”

The Georgia Film Academy was created by Nathan Deal earlier this year in order to efficiently train more people in film making. With Georgia’s ever increasing bank of movies filmed here, Georgia needs to fill 3 to 5 thousand jobs in the next five years. Nathan Deal hopes that this academy will effectively fill these jobs will qualified workers instead of having to bring more people from the LA area.

This academy will train “…set dressers, mixers, boom operators, camera assistants, dolly-grips and other movie, film and television production jobs,” AJC reports.

If you are interested in being apart of the program GFA is offered all over Georgia:

Clayton State University,

Kennesaw State University,

University of West Georgia,

Georgia College and State University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Southern Crescent Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College

Savannah Technical College