Executive Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta Camille Love addressed the audience with a moving speech about her love for the cultural scene in the city.
It was another whirlwind week for Rome International Film Festival Executive Director Seth Ingram as the 16th annual event came to a close Sunday with hopes of an even brighter future for Rome’s film tourism industry.
Georgia’s film tax credits bring productions to the state, but the rarity of the six-story jail building, with its built-in courtrooms and law enforcement office space sealed the deal for the team working on a film Monday at the site, several said.
In her remarks before the committee, Carrie Fischer Lepore, deputy secretary for marketing, tourism and film in the Pennsylvania Department of Community Economic Development, said the state has approved $812 million in tax credits to film companies since the program’s launch.
Watching other provinces like B.C. and Manitoba grow their film industries is enticing to Barnett, who is considering leaving Alberta to concentrate on her career in film.
Every one of these states is doing something different to pitch you as the filmmaker, and the filmmaker needs to know that there are options. You can make your Vietnam movie in Savannah. You can make your Manhattan movie in Albuquerque. It’s just that the filmmaker has to do their homework.
Last week, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Arsenio Hall, and Eddie Murphy caused quite the fan frenzy while in between scenes at Tyler Perry Studios. They stopped and posed for an iconic photo in the making.
The film industry in Georgia is still going strong. The latest cinematic endeavor,” The Tiger Rising,” will begin filming this week in Thomasville, with big name stars like Queen Latifah, Dennis Quaid and newcomer Madalen Mills.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has scaled up in a big way. The pro wrestler turned actor recently paid $9.5 million for a sprawling 46-acre ranch in the small town of Powder Springs, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.
After introducing faith-based films “Fireproof, ” “Courageous” and “War Room,” the Albany-based Kendrick Brothers company recently added a new movie to the mix.