Atlanta industry veteran Daniel Minchew opened Studio Space Atlanta in 2008 and Atlanta Filmworks Studio in 2013. He leads the management of more than 102,000 square feet in stage and production space host to more than 1,200 productions a year. Under Daniel’s leadership, Studio Space Atlanta has expanded three times in 12 years — 2015, 2018 and 2020 — and Atlanta Filmworks Studio has been fully booked since opening in 2013. The facilities have been used for AMC "Halt & Catch Fire," "Lodge 49," and as second-unit stages for “Titan Games,” “Queen America,” “SuperFly,” and thousands of small productions including reality shows and commercial productions. Daniel became a member of GSIA in 2015 and was elected secretary in 2019.
Executive Director: Misty Holcomb, Director of Government Affairs at Barnes & Thornburg
Misty Holcomb is a strategic adviser who has spent more than 20 years working in state government in Georgia. She helps clients spanning the film, video game and digital media industries, as well as those in healthcare, with managing local and state government relations. Misty played a key role in creating the Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance. Misty is an expert at understanding the effects that legislation, tax incentives and appropriate financing vehicles have on a successful economic development climate. She is known for taking the time to learn about clients’ businesses and processes to advocate for and against particular legislation and regulations. Misty was recognized as a “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend and a “Top Lobbyist” by James Magazine. She is currently a Sustainer member of the Junior League of Atlanta.
Founder: Kris Bagwell, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Silvercup Studios
Kris founded the Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance and served as its first chairman. He is a past member of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office Advisory Board and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Georgia Film Institute at Southern Crescent Technical College. His industry experience includes an 18-year stint at Viacom’s MTV Networks, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Nickelodeon MediaWorks, Nickelodeon’s Magazine and Online Groups.