SIEGE Returns Oct. 13-15 at KSU Center

With our regular SIEGE hotel undergoing renovations, we had thought we would put SIEGE on hiatus for 2019. However, a number of you have asked that we move forward with it, and KSU has made a great offer to host us.

Stacey Abrams Urges Hollywood To Stay And Fight

Entertainment industry leaders have been divided over how to take action over the abortion law. Many have taken a wait-and-see approach, as the law will not go into effect until at least 2020 and could face a lengthy court battle, thwarting its implementation.

Bold-named entities have committed to stay and fight the legislation

“The response on the ground has been incredibly gratifying,” Chernin, CEO of the Chernin Group, said. “On the ‘Fear Street’ set, a number of women staff have given incredible feedback. Departments like the camera people on ‘P-Valley’ are starting a crowdfunding campaign to give to the ACLU as we have.”

New York Times: Hollywood Invested Big in Georgia, A New Law Causing Some Tensions

From the former stay-at-home mom who now has a steady job as a zombie to the farm boy who was a paid extra on “Stranger Things” and now leads movie tours, to the once sleepy, postcard-perfect town of Senoia, which has served as a giant set for “The Walking Dead,” so many Georgia workers, property owners and service industries rely on film and television income that the region.

Fans of anime and gaming to come out and play

Similar to San Diego Comic-Con and Dragon Con─held in Atlanta during Labor Day weekend─MomoCon focuses on Japanese and American animation, gaming and comics. The event also features celebrity panels and attendees participating in cosplay.

Commentary: New Mexico’s Film Credits Are Money-loser

Paul Gessing is the President of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.

The 2019 Atlanta Film Festival Recap

An entire month’s passed since the 43rd annual Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) brought together nearly 30,000 passionate filmmakers and cinephiles for 11 days of cultural discovery, artistic growth and opportunity.

eSports house a sign of growing industry in Georgia

Sleeping in is a nice perk, but it comes with work; work that also happens to be rather fun. SoaR Gaming is an eSports company and brand, with Georgia as their home base. Several members of the team call metro Atlanta home, even though they’re drawn from all over the map.

Fitzgerald, GA film industry on the rise

“We’re trying to create a sustainable industry and basically what that’s going to require is us to do training locally, on the local level and so we’re working with our high school to develop programs that trains, hands-on training for the various parts of the film industry.”

The Alida Hotel in Savannah? Yes!

Late last year, we sat down with Ricky Hawkins of the Alida Hotel in Savannah. The property was nearly ready to open and the entertainment industry was already top of mind. Now that the hotel is in full swing, we can say it is certainly ready for primetime.

Missouri attempts to bring back moviemakers

“They’re just a lot of production companies out there shooting stuff, building infrastructure, creating jobs and so I think Missourians are finally realizing this is an opportunity that we really need to explore and look into.”

Stacey Abrams, Ashley Judd, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Talk #MeToo at WITW Summit

From Priyanka Chopra Jonas previewing the projects she’s working on this year (a book, a Bumble partnership, and numerous shows and movies) to Stacey Abrams teasing a presidential run (“Nothing is holding me back”), the first full day of the 10th annual Women in the World Summit was brimming with women leaders and notable conversations.

World Box Office, Worst Easter box office in 25 years

It was the worst Easter box office in 25 years. Out of 16 weekends so far in the current year, this was also the 13th time in which results were below those of 2018.  As Hollywood is back in its gloomy mood, Avengers: Endgame, out in a few days, couldn’t come soon enough.

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