Georgia Film Academy Executive Director Jeffrey Stepakoff to headline BBA Signature Luncheon

Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m on June 14 at the JW Marriott Buckhead

​Jeffrey Stepakoff, executive director of the Georgia Film Academy, will provide the keynote address during the Buckhead Business Association’s (BBA) Signature Luncheon in June.

Georgia ranks third in the nation for film production behind New York and California. Stepakoff’s keynote will focus on how Georgia’s role in the film and TV industry and how the Georgia Film Academy is utilizing this growth to create a sustainable ecosystem which will help create jobs and drive the state’s economy.

The Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on June 15 at the JW Marriott Buckhead. Tickets start at $75 for members and $85 for non-members; sponsor tables are also available.

In Fiscal Year 2016, the state hosted 245 feature films, commercials, music videos, television movies and series. Georgia-lensed productions generated an economic impact of more than $7 billion during the year, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

During the Luncheon, the BBA will present the Buckhead Public Safety Awards to members of the Atlanta Police Department (Zone 2), the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

Previous BBA Signature Luncheons featured a “State of Public Safety” and Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn’s first keynote address as the team’s head coach.

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