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Entrepreneur puts ideas to work in GA film, TV production after job contract ends

Updated: Jan 15, 2021

When one door closes, another opens.

That’s the lesson Yvonne Lawson learned, and the path that led her to opportunities in Georgia’s film and television production industry.

Zen Rising

Yvonne spent 30 years working as the chief of staff in a career that catered to high profile clients. She traveled the world working with everyone from A-list celebrities to royal families.  As the main point of contact for her clients, she spent her career managing everything from bodyguards and personal chefs to maids and yoga instructors.

When her last contract ended, Yvonne needed a new plan.

“I was at the pinnacle of my career when it fell flat. Moving to the film industry was a natural next step for me,” says Yvonne.

Yvonne wanted a way to incorporate her 30 years of experience, and also take advantage of all the opportunities available to her in her new home, Atlanta. While working as a private chef for a popular celebrity, the idea for Zen Rising Enterprises came to her. In her observations, it was exactly what the film industry was missing.

Zen Rising Enterprises, a luxury accommodation and boutique style concierge service, is a combination of Yvonne’s years of expertise and observation of what she felt was missing in the film and TV production industry. Much as she did in her previous career, Yvonne and her team handle production needs such as securing luxury accommodation for “A” list clients, hiring security guards, chauffeurs, personal chefs, household staff, personal trainers, event planning, and making reservations.

Zen Rising Enterprises also covers private estates available for rent to the movie productions.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to build a new career right here in Georgia,” says Yvonne.



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