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Georgia Legislature Ends On a High Note By Siding With Music Industry On Entertainment Tax Credit Amendment

The music industry in Georgia is one step closer to getting the same tax incentive that the film industry has been receiving for the past few years. Georgia Music Partners (GMP) and The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter successfully engaged the Georgia Legislature to add language to the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act that clearly shows that music produced in Georgia for qualified film and television productions is an eligible expense.

U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2011 Year-In-Review | Solar Energy Industries Association

For the U.S. solar energy industry, 2011 was a historic year. On the positive side, the market for solar installations continued to boom, as the U.S. installed 1,855 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, representing 109% growth over 2010. The fourth quarter of 2011 saw 776 MW of PV installed, by far the most of any quarter in U.S. market history (473 MW was the previous record, set in the third quarter of 2011).

Hollywood Comes to Atlanta

Georgia does not want to be a Lindsay Lohan, a starlet who skyrockets to fame, makes bad decisions, then fizzles out like some long-tailed, bleach-blond comet. Georgia wants to be Meryl Streep, whom filmmakers clamor to work with and who enjoys a long, respected career.