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Forsyth native builds full-time career in Georgia’s film industry

Updated: Jan 15, 2021


Eric White grew up with a love for writing and storytelling, but knew that might not be a particularly reasonable.

He graduated from high school in Forsyth, GA, and followed a common path to the local college to try and figure out what he wanted to do with his life. He soon discovered this path wasn’t for him and dropped out, beginning a stint as a server in restaurants around Forsyth.

“I was looking for my opportunity, and not finding it,” says Eric.

For Eric, the path to opportunity began with creating a comic with a friend, a venture that motivated him to stick with his creative side and enter film school in Florida. Today, Eric works in a variety of crew positions in Georgia’s film and television production industry, including set decorating, lighting and set construction.  Projects include “Summer Nights,” a coming-of-age story filmed in


Atlanta and Newnan, and, most recently, the CW television series “Black Lightning.”

“The people I’ve met working in this industry have become lifelong friends,” Eric says. “I’m excited to be surrounded by like-minded people who are able to work together to create great work.”


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