July 2nd - "Bling for Bill"
Former Crawford, and industry colleagues gathered together in support of two of their own, Nena and Bill Thompson. Bling for Bill celebrated the love that grows between the couple even as Bill’s memory fades—one of the far-reaching consequences of early onset Alzheimer’s. In partnership with India Hicks lifestyle brand, Bling for Bill brought folks together in a beautiful setting, sampling wine and cheese, and sharing stories, and laughter among dear friends. 25% of all sales were donated to assist with Bill’s ongoing care.
From 2006-2010 Bill Thompson was the Deputy Commissioner of the Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Division
of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Through his hard work with his team, and working with The Georgia Production Partnership, IATSE 479 and other key contributors, they achieved the passing of the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act which put Georgia on the map as a dominate player in film & television production.