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Filmmaker Tate Taylor talks bringing the movie industry to Mississippi with Bigger Pie Forum

By: Frank Corder - May 4, 2022

Listen to Part 3 in the BPF series on the renaissance happening in Natchez.

Bigger Pie Forum recently sat down with successful filmmaker and writer Tate Taylor.  Taylor talks about his fascinating journey back to the Church Hill community outside of Natchez where he is shaking things up and investing in Mississippi while trying to bring others like him into the state.

One key to Taylor’s endeavor of bringing moviemaking to Mississippi is working with the Mississippi Film Office and taking advantage of the incentives that help draw this type of industry into the state and encourages them to stay, similar to what Tyler Perry was successful in doing in Georgia.

This discussion with Taylor is Part 3 in the BPF series in their visit to Natchez.  BPF talked with Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson in Parts 1 and 2 while enjoying the sights and scenes at the National Historic Landmark of Dunleith Historic Inn.

You can listen to Parts 1 and 2 with Mayor Gibson and Part 3 with Taylor below.


Submitted by Bigger Pie Forum – Promoting market-driven economic growth for a bigger and brighter Mississippi. Learn more about BPF here.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: