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MEETTHEBOARD

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John Raulet draws on his expertise in commercial real estate to provide services to Georgia’s film and television industry.  John was instrumental in the early years of the Georgia film tax credit in securing space for shows coming to a town with little to no stage space. After several years of leasing space to the film industry, John and his partners Paul Raulet and Tyler Edgarton began purchasing property exclusively for the film industry. They own three sound stage facilities in Atlanta totaling more than 330,000 square feet, including Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Eastside Stageworks, and Westside Stageworks. John also manages an additional 1 million square feet of production space in Georgia for numerous local real estate investors. John has attracted such productions as “MacGyver,” “Stargirl,” “Insurgent,” “Star,” and “Doom Patrol.” John was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal and Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Film Music and Digital Entertainment Advisory Board.

Immediate Past-President: Beth Talbert, Vice President of Studio Operations at Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta

Beth Talbert has led Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta since September, 2016. She is a veteran of the television studio industry with more than 18 years of experience in Los Angeles in studio production, operations, distribution, client services and marketing at NEP Studios, Sunset Bronson and Sunset Gower Studios, Tribune Studios & Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta has been home to productions including “Mother’s Day,” “Devious Maids,” “Dynasty,” “Ozark,” “Genius,” “Greenleaf,” “The Passage,” and “Underground Railroad.” Beth is a member of the DeKalb County Entertainment Commission, Immediate Past President of the Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance, and a former board member of Women in Film & Television Atlanta. She is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy, where she assisted in coordinating its first event in Atlanta in 2017,

An Evening with Tyler Perry.

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Secretary: Daniel Minchew, Owner of Studio Space Atlanta and Atlanta Filmworks

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.  

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Tyler Edgarton has more than 30 years of experience in the Atlanta real estate market. He earned his CPA while working at Price Waterhouse in real estate taxation. Since 1992 Tyler has invested in Atlanta real estate with a focus on long-term investment in well-located properties inside Interstate 285. To date, Tyler and his partners have completed nearly 65 acquisitions. Tyler’s film and television production industry work includes the ownership and management of Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Westside Stageworks, Atlanta Stageworks and Eastside Stageworks with partners with John Raulet and Paul Raulet. Tyler is also the founding partner of GA Prop Source, which has been renting set decoration and props to the Georgia film productions since 2015. He serves on the board of film-related non-profit organizations Atlanta Film Festival and ReimagineATL.

Founder: Kris Bagwell, Executive Vice President of EUE/Screen Gems Studios

Kris Bagwell has led EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta since its launch in 2010. With decades of film and television production experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial roles, Kris helped catapult Atlanta into its current position as one of the top places for filming in the United States. The Atlanta studio has hosted productions from Marvel Studios, Netflix, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and more. 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.  

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Chairman, Infrastructure Members: Gannon Murphy, General Manager, Cinelease Studios 

Atlanta native and a resident of Los Angeles for approximately 20 years, Gannon began his career in entertainment in 1996 before working and living in Europe, Southeast Asia and again in Atlanta. With a Liberal Arts undergraduate degree as well as a Certificate in Business Studies from UCLA, Gannon has been integrating creative needs with practical solutions his entire career and has found Studio Management to be the logical extension of client services. 

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.