Shelbia Jackson is the founding Director of DeKalb County’s TV/Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office also known as the DeKalb Entertainment Commission tasked with the implementation of the DeKalb Entertainment Strategic Plan. Over the last five years, she has secured and managed cumulative budget of $1.5M, worked with over 500 production companies to process over 1K film permit applications that generated over $1M direct film permit revenue. Shelbia has helped established a unified consistent film administration process across the 13 cities and unincorporated areas of DeKalb to successfully establish DeKalb as the premier location for entertainment and film production.
Under her leadership, DEC has established strong strategic partnerships with local, regional, and global organizations such as the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, the Association of Film Commissioners International, Atlanta Film Society, the ten entertainment organizations that comprise the DeKalb Entertainment Commission, as well as other county, regional and state partners including DeKalb’s 6 entertainment stages. This also includes participating in public speaking and marketing events that promote DeKalb County as a “camera-ready” community.