In mid-2018, the startup Akili Interactive Labs asked the Food and Drug Administration to let it do something that’s never been done before: market a video game that physicians would prescribe to kids with ADHD.
Sony jumped into a strong lead over the long Martin Luther King Day weekend with their action-comedy Bad Boys for Life taking first in the US with $73 million during the three-day weekend. It had the second biggest release for January of all time after American Sniper.
Georgia welcomed 111.7 million international and domestic visitors in 2018, who collectively spent $36.9 billion in communities throughout the state and directly supported 478,000 jobs.
Gruters has sponsored a bill (SB 530) that would allow studios to get a rebate on some of the expenses they incur while filming in Florida. Productions would have to hire a Florida-based crew and spend 70 percent of their production time in the state to be eligible.
Much of the new “Black Widow” movie from Marvel Studios was shot in Europe, in places like Hungary, Norway, and the United Kingdom, but as we broke in September, part of the film also shot in Macon.
“Georgia Tech’s study puts to rest any doubts about the tremendous economic impact that film industry has delivered for the state,” said Kelsey Moore, executive director of the coalition.
The Design Network (TDN), the fastest growing streaming network for all things home, has announced the premiere of Celebrity House Sitting, a new series from Crazy Legs Productions.
Overall, on-location TV Drama production – a mainstay of the LA film economy – finished the entire year 2.7 percent below 2018 levels (at 4,716 SD), but still 3.6 percent ahead of its five-year category average.
Arts organizers are asking for scripts for narrative short films of any genre. The film shouldn’t be longer than 15 minutes and the script should be 10 pages or less.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the event will take place Feb. 10 through 27 at seven metro Atlanta venues. It will kick off with the Opening Night, world-premiere screening of “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance,” a film about partnerships between blacks and Jews, at the Cobb Energy Centre.