There is no minimum spending requirement, but some categories – including documentary films and instructional videos – don’t qualify. A portion of the funding is allocated to the state’s post-production tax credit, which offers a 30% reimbursement on post-production costs incurred in New York City, and 35% upstate.
Due to confidentially agreements, the film is being coded as ‘El Dorado’, but according to production weekly, the film has been confirmed the working title for: Suicide Squad 2.
“We are an industry (in Georgia) because we save people money,” Ceesay said. “(Filmmakers are) coming here to save money in addition to having a multitude of locations. But really, it’s about the bottom line. It’s about the dollar.”
The Georgia event kicks off Oct. 26 with opening night film “The Aeronauts,” directed by Tom Harper, and closed Nov. 2 with a gala screening of Mr. Rogers biopic “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” directed by Marielle Heller and starring Tom Hanks.
Back in June, Perry explained during his BET Awards acceptance speech that “when I built my studio, [it was in the] poorest Black neighborhood in Atlanta so the kids can see that a Black man did that and they can too.”
The Fall Line Jam will take place the first weekend of November in just a few weeks. The production team is formidable. A brilliant public relations whiz from Atlanta, Andrew Dietz, has been paired with Jeanette Vaughan, a world-class professional storyteller whose home is Hancock County.
It was announced last year, before Franklin’s death, that singer and actress Hudson would play the role of the Queen of Soul. The actress, who an Oscar for her work in 2006’s Dreamgirls, was handpicked by Franklin.
Perry made the remarks to The Associated Press on Friday while discussing the upcoming opening of a massive new Atlanta-based studio. Some celebrities have urged TV and film companies to abandon the state after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the restrictive abortion bill in May.
The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and Ozark are just a few examples of what has been filmed in Atlanta and a couple of other spots in the state. Be on the lookout for these seven feature films and shows that are being shot around Georgia this fall season.
With a Montana International Film Festival screening of their latest movie, “Robert the Bruce,” in the can, a group of local filmmakers is intent on making Livingston the Hollywood of the North.