Nov 14 2023
Small Town, Massive Impact: The Economic Influence of Home Town in Mississippi
Take a deep dive into the vibrant production scene in Mississippi, and explore the process of creating the hit HGTV series, Home Town. Our special guests for today are Nina Parikh, the director of the Mississippi Film Office, and Tony Micelli, partner and CEO at RTR Media, the independent television production company behind Home Town.
Nina, with her extensive experience in the industry, played a crucial role in crafting the state's film incentive program. By marrying storytelling and photography, she has become a key figure in Mississippi's film industry.
Toni, as the partner and CEO at RTR Media, has made significant contributions to the Mississippi production scene through the success of Home Town. This hit HGTV series has not only showcased the beauty of Mississippi, but has had a positive impact on the local economy. Toni's efforts in promoting Mississippi as a filming destination have led to job security for the crew and have helped local businesses thrive.
The evolution of Mississippi's production scene is truly remarkable, with success stories like the growth of local businesses and an influx of directors and talent moving to the state. So join us as we uncover the behind-the-scenes stories, explore the unique opportunities Mississippi offers for filmmakers, and gain insights from Nina and Toni on the magic of creating successful reality TV shows like Home Town. Don't miss out on this exciting episode of On Production!
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