GA School Launching Film Industry Training Program

MORROW, Ga. (AP) - Clayton State University is launching a program to train Georgians to work in the state's expanding film and television industry. The university is launching a 24-week apprenticeship program that will pair students with industry veterans.

School spokesman John Shiffert says the Digital Film Technician Certificate program is expected to start in February 2014. University of Georgia Director of Economic Forecasting Jeff Humphreys says metro Atlanta has a roughly 8-percent unemployment rate, which could lend the industry a large pool of workers once they're retrained. The financial impact of the film industry on the state of Georgia has grown from $200 million in 2007 to nearly $4 billion.

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