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Join Georgia's exciting $6 billion film industry working on one of the sets of the more than 250 films and TV productions shot in the State this year. As the third largest production center in the nation, Georgia boasts of a workforce with more than 100,000 people tied directly or indirectly to this growing part of the economy.
"2018 inaugural winner - Timothy Pitts, a student at Columbus State University (CSU), is the inaugural recipient of the Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship. A non-traditional student and Navy veteran, Pitts has overcome many obstacles on his path to pursuing a career in the film industry. His passion for photography led him to studying film at CSU and, ultimately, excelling in both his screenwriting and film production classes.
Pitts has been completing his degree under a Post 9/11 GI Bill scholarship, which will soon expire. The $5,000 Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship will go towards helping him complete his final three semesters and graduate in the summer of 2020.
"Because of Georgia Power, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and this scholarship, I'm not only able to complete my degree but also show my children that no matter where you start in life, you can find your purpose and pursue your passion," said Pitts.
He was chosen from nominations submitted by Columbus State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia State University."
Georgia Power. "Georgia Power and the Atlanta Business Chronicle Present New Scholarship for Outstanding Film Student." PR Newswire: News Distribution, Targeting and Monitoring, 6 Dec. 2018, www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/georgia-power-and-the-atlanta-business-chronicle-present-new-scholarship-for-outstanding-film-student-300761603.html.