Matchbook Media Group Launches Georgia's First Studio and Incubator at 2017 American Film Market

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Matchbook Media Group will unveil Cinema Park Studios, Georgia's first studio dedicated to developing Above-the-Line content and creative professionals, at the Opening Night Reception of the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California on November 3rd. The mission for MMG and Cinema Park Studios is to develop and grow original content out of the Atlanta market, foster collaborative and cost-saving initiatives with partners in across the world and provide opportunities for talented creative professionals. Cinema Park Studios will officially open its 20,000 square feet flagship location at 135 Walton Street Atlanta, Georgia on December 2, 2017 as part of the first annual Georgia Entertainment Summit.

In addition to the reception, MMG and Cinema Park Studios will be meeting global industry leaders and filmmakers at their offices at the AFM to build additional pathways to production financing, distribution and content development teams.

Cinema Park Studios offers:

  • Studio and Production Services

  • Production Offices

  • Co-working Space

  • Year-round Programming

  • Production Financing and Tax Incentives

When asked about what makes Cinema Park Studios different, Managing Partner Taylor Owenby states, "Most studios begin with raising a gate. At Cinema Park Studios, we are opening a door." The studio will be the first in Georgia to mix the development and production of content with incubation and training courses for actors, writers, directors and producers. Cinema Park Studios will also have the first intentional co-working space for qualified entertainment professionals.

The Georgia Entertainment Summit will include panels and workshops from prestigious members of the Oscars and Emmys, financiers, casting directors, producers and directors. Members from the Writer's Guild of America, the Director's Guild of America, Producer's Guild of America, Invest Atlanta and Georgia Film Commissioners will also be present. The event will be free for new members. Admission passes to the Georgia Entertainment Summit and Cinema Park Studios information can be found at