By the time Will Martin graduated from Savannah’s H.V. Jenkins High School, his juvenile diabetes was overtaking his future. “I was slipping into kidney failure, losing my eyesight and on dialysis,” he says. “Frankly, I didn’t know how long I would live.”
In 2014, following the ISIS attacks on the Kurdish people and city of Kobane, Bazidi went to the Syrian-Turkish border to volunteer with relief efforts. He encountered a cause and a people group hurting. He took his camera and used it to bring the story of Evlin and the Kurdish people to light.
“I want to see the next generation of films shot in Georgia, written in Georgia, with Georgia writers and producers,” Glynn Beard, director of the Film and Digital Media Center.
Atlanta is a really special city. You have diversity in crew, a sustainable middle class, affordable housing, and some really incredible food. It is also a very pretty city: greener than most.
How does a local kid with dreams of creating movies get his foot in the door of Georgia’s billion-dollar film industry? Darrius Tucker of McDonough found a way.
Silver Screen Rentals, the largest locations equipment and service provider in Louisiana, has expanded to Atlanta, Georgia, the film production capital of the world.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met in a one-day videoconference plenary and approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
There was no monkeying around this weekend over at Fox Studios, as summer set piece War for the Planet of the Apes took off in the US and Canada with $56.5 million in first place. With the first battle over, this weekend’s box office champ has made a nice beachhead but there are still a lot of skirmishes left to win before it can call its campaign victorious.
The Commissioner met with companies that have made significant investments in the state including the Pinewood Studios Group. Pinewood Studios Group represents Georgia’s rise to the top as a film destination. 320 film and television productions shot in Georgia in the past year.
“It’s really a funny industry, because you might receive a call on Friday with a need for Monday, or even next day. These requests often seem spontaneous. The more we deal with the industry, the more proficient we have become in meeting the quick needs that arise last minute in entertainment.”