If you're planning a production and need to hire a catering company, these tips will help you ensure that your event is a success.
By following these tips, you can choose the perfect catering company for your production and ensure that your crew is well-fed and happy.
Craft service or craft services is the department in film, television and video production which provides cast and crew with snacks, drinks and other assistance.
Craft service workers are nicknamed "crafties" and are represented by a union, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Other departments such as camera, sound, electricians, grips, props, art director, set decorator, special effects, hair and make-up, are referred to as crafts. Craft service is also an IATSE craft and the work is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Craft service is different from catering; craft service refers to the food always available to the crew while they are working, while catering is provided by a catering company or a restaurant and handles full meals.
Typically there is one main table where the snacks and coffee are set up (which is simply called "crafty" or "the crafty table"). Occasionally there are two craft service stations, with one being for cast and crew and another for non-union background actors. A "satellite" crafty may be set up next to the camera, as they may not be able to leave their workstations. In addition to snacks and drinks, the craft service department clears the set of trash. Aside from snacks and beverages, craft service may also supply bandages, aspirin, gum, antacids, toothpicks, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and hand-warmers.
Thank you to all of our clients, friends and, crew for an amazing 2018!
2018 was a pivotal year for our company; providing crafty tables and meals for production-related projects around Atlanta. We worked along side some of the industry's top professionals making; movies, commercials, TV shows, and digital/print projects in Atlanta.
As grateful as we are for an amazing 2018, we know that 2019 will be an even bigger opportunity for us to serve new and former clients on their creative projects in the state of Georgia!
Thanks to all our friends and family for the support, we hope everyone has a fantastic 2019 and we look forward to the new year!
According to Deadline, the new DeKalb Entertainment Commission launched earlier this week with the mission to further grow the county’s film, television, music, and digital entertainment industries.
Starting October 21st, DeKalb Entertainment Commission will launch an entertainment expo event with panels, workshops and other resources for producers, aspiring filmmakers, and artists.
“The new DeKalb Entertainment Commission will be about making connections, building collaboration and creating amazing content,” said Andrew Greenberg, commission chairman. “It will be the economic engine that drives growth for our county across the entertainment industry, encouraging companies to locate here while creating jobs and spurring construction, development and overall industry growth.”
He added: “The commission will be an important resource for DeKalb County as the entertainment industry continues to grow across Georgia. It has already had an enormous economic impact statewide, with $9.5 billion in film and television, $3.7 billion in music and almost $2 billion in digital entertainment.”
The county has also launched a new website, DeKalbEntertainment.com, to make it easier for permitting and finding locations.
Georgia is now the No. 1 filming location in the world, according to FilmL.A., and the industry has a giant impact on the state's economy.
In the past year, 320 film and television productions shot in the state.
The main reason for the industry's staggering growth is the state's film incentive program, which awards up to 30 percent of what a production spends back in transferable tax credits that can then be sold on the free market. The most recent iteration of the credit was rolled out in 2008.
The hundreds of productions that filmed here last year also employed tens of thousands of Georgians. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 28,656 people are directly employed in film and television and 12,518 work in a production-related field.
Atlanta Craft Services provides crafty tables all around the metro-Atlanta area for all types of events and productions.
We have been serving Atlanta for the past several years and look forward to providing our craft and catering service for many years to come!
Contact us today to book for your next event!
Atlanta Craft Services and Catering is VERY HAPPY to report that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has vetoed a bill that would have "legalized" discrimination of the LGBT community in the state of Georgia.
Aside from the proposed bill being WILDLY outrageous, it would have caused economic disaster for all things business related in the state of Georgia.
Atlanta Craft Services sends a huge thank you to all of the support by the Movie and TV Production community here in the state, there is no doubt that without your outpouring of support, things could have gone down differently!
Atlanta Craft Services provides craft food services to Atlanta and the surrounding region.
We provide a myriad of craft food/beverage options for productions, events, gatherings, photo shoots, and much more! We are currently taking bookings for 2016 in Atlanta and the surrounding region and want to thank all of our clients and partners for an amazing 2015!!
We have our sights for 2016 set sky high and we look forward to another landmark year for our craft services company! We also have big plans for expansion of our Event Services division with the debut of our Atlanta Event Services website and an increased focus on serving the far reaching needs of events in and around the Atlanta area.
Again we appreciate the continued support of our clients and partners future, past, and present and are excited for everything this year has in store!!
"Baby Driver," starring Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, will shoot in Atlanta, according to a post on the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment's Help Wanted Hotline page.
The movie centers around a young getaway driver who is forced into driving for a crime boss and sucked into participating in a doomed heist, according to imdb.com.
his will mark the second time in recent months Foxx has shot a film in Atlanta. According to projectcasting.com, he wrapped "Sleepless Night" here in August.
The film also stars Lily James, Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey. It is set to be released March 17, 2017.
Crew for "Baby Driver" are currently being hired. Applications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAB Casting is looking for extras to work on an upcoming episode of the OWN network new series ‘Greenleaf’ now filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Casting directors are looking for extras to work on a scene filming this November in Atlanta. Producers are looking for extras to play teachers, security officers, and a housekeeper.
Greenleaf is “described as the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values.”
For more information, check out Project Casting's link below:
Project Casting: Greenleaf