After hearing through the grapevine that he was in Ben Hill County filming a movie, I talked to Brandy Elrod (director of Tourism, Arts and Culture for the city of Fitzgerald and Camera Ready Liaison for Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County) to find out more about what’s going on there.
The Motion Picture Association is refuting a new study by Michael Thom, associate professor at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy, for poor data selection, methodology problems, and its authors repeated dismissal of positive effects from production incentives that demonstrate a clear pattern of bias.
In closing remarks, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris thanked delegates for their service to members and congratulated the newly elected leadership. She also thanked the staff.
Amy Fuchs was working on Wall Street when she came to Atlanta for a wedding and fell in love with the city, infatuated enough to move South and take a job in finance. A single mom, she soon fell in love with her now husband of 13 years and added to their family with a daughter. She also started a second career in real estate.
Atlanta-based Areu Bros. Studios, the first major Latino-owned and operated studio in the nation, will take ownership of THEA, a streaming platform that attracted more than 1.5 million viewers during its first year and has caught the attention of industry leaders at film festivals.
The film’s crew last year added new signage and fresh paint to storefronts in order to get them camera ready. WTOC-TV reports many of those additions made for the film have been left in place.
Moving images are big business. From movies to TV series to next-generation extended reality to video games, these media generate billions in investments annually. For a state to serve as a location can lead to a huge influx of funds. Enhancing needed infrastructure and supplier and talent networks can generate a notable sustained presence.
The 14th Annual PVIFF 2019, the southeast’s premiere international film and arts festival returns with Screenings of Short Films and Major Motion Picture Films, Meet & Greets with Cast, Producers and Directors, Film Maker Competition with $100K Prize, Educational Forums, Networking, PVIFF 2019 Gala and after parties each day.
The National Convention brings together more than 400 delegates from the union’s 25 locals to elect the executive vice president and national vice presidents, debate and vote on constitutional amendments, and decide on union initiatives to focus on for the next two years.
After living in Wilmington, NC for 10 years, I bounced around the country working as far north as New York and as far west as Oklahoma. After meeting my husband, a Locations Manager at the time, we moved to Savannah, GA to continue my film career and start our family.