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Made in Georgia

Alan Flurry

UGA alumni with A.B. degrees are helping shape the dynamic film and TV industry in the state. The new issue of Georgia Magazine takes a closer look at a few:

Georgia is now the busiest on-location production center in the nation, and it’s helping produce some of Hollywood’s biggest hits, from last year’s blockbusters Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War to the cultural TV touchstones Stranger Things and Atlanta

In fiscal year 2018, the state hosted 455 projects with an estimated economic impact of $9.5 billion, compared to about $241 million in 2007. The state’s industry employs over 92,000 workers with an average salary of $84,000.  

And UGA alumni are among the leading drivers of the thriving industry in Georgia. These Bulldogs have found their showbiz niche in Georgia and are paving the way for future UGA storytellers.  


Chase Paris AB ’06 doesn’t like being in front of the camera. He’s just really good at spotting the actors who would be. 


For Viviana Chavez AB ’10, ABJ ’10, working in film and TV isn’t just a profession.


If you’ve watched the Walking Dead, you’ve seen Andy Rusk AB ’03. 


The world of television and film was miles away from Olubajo Sonubi’s AB ’06 plans when he first enrolled at UGA.

Terrific feature on these young alums who are making the most of their talents and training to follow their dreams and further build economic capacity in the state. 

Image of Viviana Chavez from Georgia Magazine

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