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.
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.
With the only university-run casting office in the country, SCAD helps drive the multibillion-dollar film and television industry in Georgia. Of the nearly 15,000 SCAD alumni from entertainment and digital media disciplines, more than 3,000 work in the Georgia film industry.
Peter Bowden was among the state’s top tourism professionals recognized at the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference. Bowden received The Tom Kilgore Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named for Rep. Tom Kilgore of Douglasville, an early tourism champion. This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies outstanding lifetime commitment towards tourism.
After collecting one of the most coveted awards of the Fall festival season – Venice’s Golden Lion – and surviving an ocean of controversy, Warner Bros’ Joker broke the October box office records, taking $96 million from 4, 374 theaters in the US and Canada, and $140.5 million from 73 overseas markets, for a worldwide take of $247 million.
De Niro wanted to do a read-through of the Joker script before shooting, but Phoenix preferred to skip a read-through and take a “let it happen” approach. “I’m in between a rock and a hard place because Joaquin’s like, ‘There’s no &$*#ing way I’m doing a read-through,’ and Bob’s like, ‘I do read-throughs before we shoot, that’s what we do.’”
“It is unfortunate that a well-respected academic institution that counts some of the greatest filmmakers, directors and actors among its alumni, is promoting this fundamentally flawed research.”
The Honors College student is also pursuing a double major in psychology and neuroscience. When he’s not inflicting damage to opponents inside the “Smite” battle arena, he’s in the psychology lab exploring how virtual reality and other emerging technologies can treat anxiety.
Downton Abbey came in next in third place on the combined chart taking $24.5 million. $10 million were earned overseas while it made $14.5 million in the US where it finished second. Global sales for this British drama now total $58.5 million.
The festival has become a distinguished stop on the road to the Oscars: hosting exclusive screenings, competition films, feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated films, panel discussions, and workshops at SCAD’s historic theaters and industry leading studios.