Bronze Valley is making its first investment in the entrepreneurial hotbed of Atlanta. Film Connx, a job marketplace for the film industry, joins a portfolio of startups that now has grown to nine companies since the nonprofit Bronze Valley was launched late in 2017.
“We’re excited about being supported and engaged by Bronze Valley,” said Carolyn Pitt, founder and CEO of Film Connx, which will launch in September. “The services we provide will be critical to getting the film industry up and running again after COVID-19. Bronze Valley’s investment is a meaningful expression of confidence in the plan for achieving our business goals.”
Georgia in general, and Atlanta in particular, are well-established as locations for film and television productions. But as Pitt pointed out, up to 70 percent of crew members working on a given project in Georgia have been brought in from outside the state. While the film industry generates over $9.5 billion in Georgia annually and has positive economic impacts through short-term housing rentals and restaurant and grocery sales, the current system means that many job opportunities have not gone to talented and experienced local film professionals.
As its name implies, Film Connx will be a point of connection between film companies and local talent for the full range of creative and technical jobs involved in production. Pitt is a New York native who moved south to earn her degree from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville. She has practiced law and been a business development and management consultant in Atlanta for more than 20 years. Pitt believes the role of her new company has been made more valuable by the impacts of COVID-19, both ongoing and in the foreseeable future.
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