2012 Groundbreakers - The Future Issue - Atlanta Magazine
 
 
 
Groundbreakers 2012

Author Scott Henry

  • Scott Henry

    Contributing Writer

    A twenty-five-year Atlanta resident, Scott Henry has written about state and local politics, news, culture, and history for Creative Loafing, the Marietta Daily Journal, and other publications. A life-long dilettante, he is a quasi-expert in such matters as recorded music, cocktails, haberdashery, graphic arts, cinema, and Eastern European travel.

 

Profiles from the August 2012 issue

Louis Corrigan

For investing (literally) in the arts

As evidence for the maxim that one person can indeed make a difference, consider that, all by his lonesome, arts enthusiast Louis Corrigan gave more money to local arts groups last year than the entire Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Corrigan, a successful investment firm research analyst, is the majority funder of Flux Projects, which sponsors creative installations and performances around the city, and he provides about 40 percent of the backing for professional dance troupe gloATL. But he’s not simply a modern Medici seeking a tax write-off; in keeping with his financial background, Corrigan leverages his assets so the grassroots community gets the biggest bang from his bucks. Through his nonprofit foundation, Possible Futures, he targets grants to enable arts journalism websites artsatl.com and burnaway.org to cover and promote local goings-on. Through Flux and his support for gloATL, Corrigan underwrites public arts projects in such highly visible venues as Freedom Park and Centennial Olympic Park, with the aim of reaching audiences that might not otherwise seek out experimental visual art, photography, or dance. Read More

EUE/Screen Gems

For turning Lakewood Fairgrounds into a movie-making moneymaker

The folks behind the decision to transform the old Lakewood Fairgrounds into a thirty-three-acre film and television production campus want you to know two things: Part of the reason they came here was because of Georgia’s vaunted tax incentives for moviemakers, but no, their company doesn’t get a break on its own taxes. The crucial point is that, by creating the largest studio and soundstage complex in the state, EUE/Screen Gems has made it possible for lots of other filmmakers and TV networks to take advantage of the state’s tax deals. Read More