By Shannon Sneed
The Eatonton Messenger
January 31, 2019
Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties’ guest speaker, Tytan CEO Jim Stone, told Rotary Club members about some of the local production company’s goals and visions for movie making.
At the luncheon, the producer showed a video of the company’s work, which included highlights of Putnam County locations and local talent.
“My life purpose is to inspire people to see the world from a different angle,” Stone said. “That’s the power of film.” He noted that one of his goals was to make Lake Country a destination for faith-friendly, inspirational films.
Explaining the company’s makeup, Stone said that it consists of three tiers, including Tytan Pictures, Tytan Studios and Georgia Entertainment and Arts Readiness. Tytan Pictures is the production side of the company, which does the filming; Tytan Studios is the location, which includes the former state prison in Eatonton; and GEAR is an education program targeting all ages that are interested in the media business.
Another project, in cooperation with the Eatonton Downtown Development Authority, is a rebranding of the community to build a positive reflection on the area. Part of that project includes creating impactful and inviting gateways to the town, “balancing the antebellum history with a focus on the future.”