Grace joins Georgia Film Academy at Savannah Tech as Technical Film Instructor

John Grace

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected John Grace as its technical film instructor. In this role, Grace is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s on-site film production assistant program with the Georgia Film Academy.

Grace has more than 25 years of experience in film production with nearly two decades working as a film and media educator. He co-founded the SouthWest Institute of Film and Television in 1997. Selected credits include: Better Call Saul; Whisky, Tango Foxtrot; Breaking Bad; The Space Between Us; Independence Day – Resurgence; Longmire; and many more.

He attended the University of Denver and University of New Mexico. He also has participated in and led multiple workshops and seminars.

The projected film industry growth in Georgia during the next three to five years will generate 3,000 to 5,000 new jobs, and the average earnings for jobs on set are $84,000 a year.  That’s why Georgia has launched the Georgia Film Academy, a unique-in-the-nation, statewide initiative to prepare Georgia citizens for these high demand careers. For more information visit:

About the Georgia Film Academy
The Georgia Film Academy is a collaborative effort of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia supporting workforce needs of the film and digital entertainment industries. The academy certifies workforce ready employees in needed areas, connect students and prospective employees with employers, and offer a unique capstone experience for top students that will provide them a path to employment in Georgia. Special partnerships include Pinewood Studios located in Fayetteville, Georgia. 


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Georgia Film Academy Academic Advisor: Secene Dorsey
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (