Georgia politico and former Newt Gingrich Presidential Campaign Manager Patrick Millsaps has gone Hollywood. Well, Hollywood is going Georgia these days and Millsaps is shifting toward the industry that Georgia’s film tax credit has helped firmly establish here. From Deadline.com:
After engineering a Fox Newscontributor deal for actress Stacey Dash, Georgia-based attorney Patrick Millsaps is launching full-fledged talent management company HBS Management with offices in Century City, Atlanta, and Nashville.
Millsaps spent 2012 as Chief of Staff on Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign before helping Clueless actress Dash parlay her politically charged social media presence into a Fox News contract in May. He’s joining forces with California-based Adam Trahan and Karl Braun to launch HBS, with Trahan anchoring the Century City outpost and Braun heading music clients out of Nashville.
“Our goal is to build an individual brand for each one of our clients that is valuable to them across media platforms – not only film and television,” said Millsaps. HBS is also planting firmly in the Southeast region where Millsaps helped bring Georgia’s first tax incentive law to former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
There’s a nice quote from the former Governor if you click the link above and give Deadline.com their page views for their exclusive. In the mean time, how does one move from the political industry to the entertainment industry? According to Millsaps they’re not that different:
“One thing people living in LA forget is the power of show business, the pixie dust – you’re around it, breathing it, and you forget how magical it is to outsiders in flyover states,” said Millsaps. “DC and Hollywood have so many similarities in common. Once you’ve run a presidential campaign you’ve seen it all. The difference is in politics, you don’t know what anyone’s motivations are.”
You can find a bit more about HBS Management on their Facebook page. Excuse my while I bundle the last 8 years of posts here into something that resembles a script…