Atlanta’s Film & Television Jobs On The Rise But Lack Of Local Talent To Fill Positions
December 18, 2015 - HollywoodJobBoard.com Launches To Connect Employers With Crew

Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2015) – Atlanta is now the 3rd largest film and television industry in the United States boosted by tax incentives, a versatile landscape and a reputation for professional and talented crews. In fact, the film and television industry in Georgia generated more than $5 billion during the 2014 fiscal year, and over 30,000 working entertainment professionals call Georgia home.

In the current market, job seekers in the entertainment field rely on word of mouth, direct networks and job boards not specific to crew, to find their next project. The newly launched HollywoodJobBoard.com is a dedicated platform solely for connecting employers directly with talent seeking work in production, distribution, creative, business and executive specialties.

The brainchild of Stefanie Kleine, a bi-coastal entertainment professional who saw the need for a platform that directly connects employers with available talent, specifically within booming hubs outside of the typical New York and Los Angeles markets.

“Working in multiple capacities within the Atlanta film and television industry, I found a special and unique quality among local crews and their sense of community. But so often I hear about talented individuals and entire crews leaving the state to seek more opportunities or because they’re being replaced by crews brought in from Los Angeles or New York,” said Stefanie Kleine, CEO of HollywoodJobBoard.com. “That’s why I started HollywoodJobBoard.com, a platform designed to connect employers with local talent because it’s more cost effective, it supports the local economies and keeps below-the-line talent consistently working,” said Kleine.

Actor and Attorney Wilbur Fitzgerald ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva’, says the growth in production within the state will need the support of recruiting tools to keep the local crews employed but also to keep them in the state.

"We can hope the robust production climate in Georgia will continue to keep and attract quality crew which can meet the demands from television and feature film projects,” said Wilbur Fitzgerald. “At stake is Georgia's reputation for being able to provide experienced crews which match the state's competitive tax incentives and impressive infrastructure," said Fitzgerald.

Employers can source candidates directly from the website, reduce costs for bringing inter-state crew and support the local communities. Local crews and professionals can post resumes, search open positions and connect directly with employers.

HollywoodJobBoard.com has partnered with some of the largest studios and production houses in the United States including Viacom, TimeWarner and Pixar.
For more information, please visit www.hollywoodjobboard.com.

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About HollywoodJobBoard.com – HollywoodJobBoard.com is a full service platform for employers and job seekers to connect on film and television projects. Whether full-time or contract work, the site allows employers full access to a comprehensive database of qualified candidates. Likewise, job seekers can post resumes, connect directly with employers and search posted jobs free of charge. www.hollywoodjobboard.com.

About Wilbur Fitzgerald – Wilbur Fitzgerald is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, served as President of the Georgia Branch of the Screen Actors Guild and as ad-hoc chair of the Governor's Film, Video & Music Commission Incentive Committee, which helped formulate and refine the 2005, 2008 and 2012 Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Acts. In addition to being in private entertainment law practice in Atlanta, Wilbur Fitzgerald has served as general counsel for the Georgia Municipal Association, where he drafted tax legislation and worked as a lobbyist at the Georgia General Assembly. Wilbur is a native of Atlanta.

Film & Television Jobs On The Rise Means Lack Of Talent To Fill Positions –HollywoodJobBoard.com Launches To Connect Employers With Crew
December 18, 2015 - The HollywoodJobBoard.com is a new job board dedicated to film and television crew and entertainment professionals.

Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2015) - The Film and Television industries are booming again, generating 660,000 jobs and contributing over $47 billion in wages annually. HollywoodJobBoard.com is a new platform that gives the power of employment opportunities back to the professionals, backed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

The entertainment industry is renowned as an industry rife with unemployment, with crew and professionals claiming thousands each year in unemployment benefits, generally to cover themselves until their next gig.

In the current market, job seekers in the entertainment field rely on word of mouth, direct networks and job boards not specific to crew, to find their next project. HollywoodJobBoard.com is a dedicated platform solely for connecting employers directly with talent seeking work in production, distribution, creative, business and executive specialties.

The brainchild of Stefanie Kleine, a long-time entertainment professional who saw the need for a nation-wide platform that directly connects employers with available talent.

“There are certainly several job boards and employment services out there, however, at HollywoodJobBoard.com, we are providing a level of specificity that cannot be found anywhere else,” said HollywooodJobBoard.com CEO Stefanie Kleine. “Because we are providing a forum specifically catered to film & television production, efficiency and effectiveness is exponentially magnified. We are very excited about the win-win for both employers and below-the-line talent."

HollywoodJobBoard.com is expected to provide much needed support to the booming rural areas across the United States where talent can be hard to find. Now employers can source candidates directly from the website, reduce costs for bringing inter-state crew and support the local communities.

"The endless reach of the Internet allows for infinite possibilities for employers and job seekers alike. We are particularly excited to bring HollywoodJobBoard.com to booming production hubs such as Atlanta, New Orleans, and Nashville," said Kleine.

HollywoodJobBoard.com has partnered with some of the largest studios and production houses in the United States including Viacom, TimeWarner and Pixar.
For more information, please visit www.hollywoodjobboard.com.

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About HollywoodJobBoard.com –HollywoodJobBoard.com is a full service platform for employers and job seekers to connect on film and television projects. Whether full-time or contract work, the site allows employers full access to a comprehensive database of qualified candidates. Likewise, job seekers can post resumes, connect directly with employers and search posted jobs free of charge. www.hollywoodjobboard.com.