About the DEC

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission is your go-to hub for all entertainment industry information and resources in DeKalb County. We provide a wide range of customized services and tools specifically designed to meet your needs in the entertainment industry. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive support that empowers your success and growth.


Permits: We streamline obtaining permits, making it easier for industry professionals to focus on their creative projects.

Locations: Our diverse locations offer an ideal backdrop for any production. From urban settings to natural landscapes, DeKalb County has the perfect location for your next shoot.

Business Resources: We provide local businesses with resources and opportunities to engage with the entertainment industry, fostering community and economic growth.

Support for Professionals: For producers, directors, location managers, studio owners, aspiring talent, and other industry professionals, we offer a wealth of information, networks, and support to help you and your projects thrive.

Vision Statement

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission is where creativity thrives, connecting talent and entertainment.

Mission Statement

DeKalb Entertainment Commission is the heart of the county’s entertainment industry and creative community that passionately serves the industry’s expansion by offering programs and services that drive job growth, continuous investments, and longevity for DeKalb County.

The DEC Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the magic! The dedicated DEC staff work tirelessly behind the scenes, elevating every facet of the entertainment industry in DeKalb County. Their commitment extends to providing valuable information and resources that empower our community to thrive.

Andrew Greenberg


Shelbia Jackson


Bronwyn Stallcup

Production Manager

Monique Shaw

Program & Events Consultant

Laura Ramos

Marketing Manager

Commission Members

The DeKalb Entertainment Industry Commission consists of dedicated industry experts who are devoted to both nurturing and attracting a greater number of diverse and exciting entertainment projects within DeKalb County.

Scott Votaw

Board Member
Executive Director
Georgia Film Academy

Andrew Greenberg

Board Chair 
Georgia Game Developers Association

Mala Sharma

Board Co-President
Georgia Music Partners

Dr. Theodora Kay Beck

Board Vice Chair
Associate Professor Emerita, Communications
Georgia State University – Creative Media Industries Institute


Beth Talbert

Board Member
Vice Chairman
Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition
formerly Georgia Studio Infrastructure Alliance

Josh Lee

Board Member
Board Member
Media Education Foundation of Georgia



Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, Esq.

Board Member
Board Member
Georgia Music Partners

Kendall Minter

Board Member Posthumous Emeritus
Board Member
Georgia Music Partners

Rontai Walker

Board Member
Director of Business and Industry Services
Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Shellie Schmals

Board Co-Secretary
Georgia Production Partnership

Darius Evans

Board Co-Secretary
Georgia Production Partnership

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Media Contact

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