Since announcing the Columbus Film Fund at Sundance, dozens of prospects have reached out to consider the area for their film. Several films are in negotiations. This, combined with unprecedented activity in the gaming and music sector have created incredible momentum for the region.
Two previously successful franchises opened their most recent titles this past weekend – and failed. One of them – Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 – technically became a franchise with this sequel and, apparently, went fine, taking the top of the North American (the US and Canada) box office with $47.1 million.
Delivering on Georgia’s ongoing mission in becoming a primary destination for the film and television industry, producers Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett Furla Oasis have begun shooting its upcoming full-length theatrical film, “The Long Night,” starring Bruce Willis, in Columbus, Georgia.
The 24-hour-a-day event was jam-packed with pro esports tournaments, collegiate and high school esports matches, world famous LAN party, music concerts, cosplay championship, panels, art gallery, arcade, virtual reality, expo and more; sponsored by Monster, Chipotle, Corsair, Twitch.
“Living and working in Columbus, it’s easy to see the natural beauty and creative culture of our workforce. The Entertainment 100 event provides an outlet to show productions that Columbus is committed to their success in every way.”
Ariel Kaplan, a native Atlantan, got her first job as a prop master because of her knowledge of the city’s geography and businesses.
Ashley Miller got his start as a screenwriter on the TV series Andromedaand as a co-writer on Agent Cody Banks. He’s gone on to co-write comic book blockbusters like Thor and X-Men: First Class.
Godzilla: King of Monsters stomped into theaters this weekend with $179 million in global receipts. Its US take of $49 million, while good enough for first place, wasn’t exactly earth-shattering.
Greg has decades of experience working on major studio productions with credits that include Avengers: Infinity War, Zombieland 2, Grimm TV series, Gremlins 2, Fight Club, Sleep Hollow, American Horror Story and others.