C5 + CCIM Global Summit



Lee Thomas

Georgia Film Office


Lee Thomas is the Director of the Georgia Film Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, responsible for developing the state’s film, television, and commercial production industries through marketing, scouting, and coordinating the filming needs of companies with other state agencies, local governments, and residents. The Office is responsible for developing the industry’s infrastructure and workforce, certifying projects under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, and engaging municipalities throughout Georgia through the Camera Ready program.

A native Atlantan, Lee attended the Tisch School of the Arts Doctoral Program in Cinema Studies at New York University and worked at the Brooklyn Arts Council before returning to Georgia as a in 1996 to work for the Georgia Film and Videotape Office as a project manager.

Lee has worked with hundreds of Georgia-lensed films and TV, including “Ozark,” “Wakanda Forever,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Lovecraft Country,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

Lee graduated from Marist School before earning her undergraduate degree in radio, TV and film at the University of Georgia’s Grady College and master’s degree in film studies from Georgia State University.

Lee splits her time between her home in Atlanta and on Lake Seed and enjoys tennis when she’s not watching Georgia-lensed productions.



September 28–30
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Atlanta, GA

See you in Atlanta!