Brennen Dicker, a film and video professional with 20 years of experience, is Executive Director of the Creative Media Industries Institute at Georgia State University.
Before joining Georgia State, Dicker was the general manager of Atlanta operations for SIM International, a company that provides production and post-production services to the film industry. In that role, he worked with companies such as HBO, Warner Bros. Television, AMC and Netflix. He also was the chair of the Atlanta Advisory Council for the Savannah College of Art and Design. As chair, he helped to create an international festival to showcase trends in design and innovation for media production and intensive 48-hour media production workshops for students.
Dicker has served as an executive board member of the Georgia Production Partnership and is the former chair of its government relations group. Through the organization, he has been an industry liaison for the state legislature and governor’s office. In addition, he was chair of the steering committee for the 2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which is the largest film festival in Georgia. He is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Dicker’s appointment as executive director of the CMII is playing a key role in Georgia State’s efforts to fulfill its strategic plan, aimed at elevating the university’s reputation for excellence and innovation in research, scholarship and creative endeavors. The CMII aligns with a strategic goal to highlight the arts and media, and to use the university’s strengths to create opportunities for exploration of the intersections among creativity, technology and entrepreneurship as metro Atlanta’s media industries in film, television, gaming and more form a vital part of the regional economy.