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Mountainfilm on Tour, Savannah: January 22-25, 2020

Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah is scheduled for January 22-25, 2020, and will screen over thirty films throughout the four-day festival. The mission of Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah is to educate and inspire local audiences to create a better world through the power of film. Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah is a partner of Telluride-based, Mountainfilm.

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Georgia gaming economy exceeds $830 million

A new report released by the Georgia Game Developers Association shows how it impacts the economy for the state. Dr. Jay O’Toole, an Assistant Professor at Elon University’s School of Business in the department of Management and Entrepreneurship, wrote the report. Georgia’s game development studios and workers participated in the survey.

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Israeli Film Mogul Invests in Georgia

From his vacation home in Barcelona, Cohen told the AJT, “We chose Georgia because of the tax credit {the highest in the U.S.] but Georgia was missing the last part in the process. In the past, the filming was done here, but then left for LA to finish the job.”

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Atlanta Esports Summit Nov. 14-15

Get a comprehensive overview of the esports ecosystem at the Esports Summit. General attendee tickets include a tour of Skillshot, access to the B2B Mixer, an all-access badge to Esports Summit panels and presentations, and an escorted tour of Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta.

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Contend with The Art of the Fight SCADFILM Weekend

On Saturday, join SCAD for the Writing for Fighting screenwriting workshop as you practice polishing the perfect physical action scene. Then learn how to take the scene from page to screen at the fight choreography demonstration featuring performers from Black Panther, Jurassic Park, and The Avengers.

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Augusta jail called best prison set in the U.S.

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.

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Mark Simon, Atlanta Artist/Author, Releases Latest Book

Start At The Top is a book of inspirational success stories on how Simon quick rose to the top of any career he chose, from skateboards to construction, from training, advertising, and writing to the entertainment industry. Stories include landing his dream job with Spielberg in just 15 minutes, along with the lessons he learned from each one.

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Georgia Receives Top Business Ranking for Record-Breaking Seventh Straight Year

Governor Kemp made the historic announcement at the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, Georgia. “I am incredibly proud that Georgia has received the No. 1 ranking from Site Selection for the seventh year in a row,” said Governor Kemp. “From day one of my administration, we have been laser-focused on creating opportunities for hardworking Georgians in every corner of the state.”

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Cinema in the Classic City: 7 films shot in Athens

Atlanta is nicknamed the “Hollywood of the South” for a reason. But turns out, Athens has made a name for itself in the film industry with documentaries and short films as well. Here is a list of 7 films where you might catch a glimpse of the city you call home.

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Profile: Marjorie Ocho Kouns, an artist in multiple mediums

My Marjorie Kouns – Body as Canvas works complement the industry needs at this auspicious time. Plus, I’m super excited to be one of the calavera – sugar skull – face painters this Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2-8 p.m. at Atlanta’s Mutiny Artwrx for their Day of the Dead Art and Culture Festival!

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GPB: International Politics Barges Into The World Of Video Games

International politics has now entered the world of video games. A professional player of the game Hearthstone has forfeited his winnings and has been banned from competing for a year. His crime? Vocally supporting the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. NPR’s Andrew Limbong reports that decision prompted a furious response.

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World Box Office: Joker Back on Top

A slow weekend with no major new releases saw a familiar face return to the top of the North American chart. Joker, now in its fourth week in theaters, came in first place after having slipped below Disney’s maligned Maleficent: Mistress of Evil last session. 

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Canon Unveils Its New Flagship DSLR Camera

The 1D X Mark III builds upon its predecessor in many ways, especially when it comes to autofocus. It features an enhanced autofocus system with a new algorithm, subject tracking using Deep Learning Technology, and an optical viewfinder that uses a new autofocus sensor that has 28x the resolution of the 1D X Mark II.

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Gov. Kemp Applauds Contributors in Arts and Humanities

“Growing and sustaining our arts and humanities sectors can create a catalyst for community revitalization and local economic development across the state. I congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities and thank these individuals and organizations for their tireless work toward the advancement of our state.”

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Utah sees rapid growth in film and television productions

The state currently offers up to a 25% tax credit or cash rebate on money spent by productions in the state, with the program capped at about $8 million each year. The program is considered conservative compared to other states such as Illinois and Georgia with larger breaks and no cap.

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Motion Picture Association Officially Reopens Global Headquarters

Designed to reflect today’s dynamic entertainment industry, the new space includes a state-of-the-art theater with expanded seating capacity, an elegant event venue with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a museum-style exhibit featuring props, costumes, and memorabilia from iconic films and television shows. 

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Faith-Based Sports Drama FULL COUNT Red Carpet

Clifon Powell joins FULL COUNT stars Elizabeth Omilami and Afemo Omilami at the red carpet world premiere screening of the film at Regal Atlantic Station. The faith-based sports drama will be available in select theaters and in over 100 million homes through its VOD and digital release on October 25.

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How the Film Industry Found a Home in Georgia

Georgia’s relationship to the motion picture industry is not new. From Gone with the Wind’s sweeping presentation in 1939 to Forrest Gump, Glory, Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, and Sweet Home Alabama in later decades, blockbusters have been filmed in the state for years.

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It appears south Georgia’s going ‘Gollywood’

After hearing through the grapevine that he was in Ben Hill County filming a movie, I talked to Brandy Elrod (director of Tourism, Arts and Culture for the city of Fitzgerald and Camera Ready Liaison for Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County) to find out more about what’s going on there.

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More Analysis Refuting Koch-Funded Study on Film Production Incentives

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.

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Areu Bros. Studios to take ownership of THEA

Atlanta-based Areu Bros. Studios, the first major Latino-owned and operated studio in the nation, will take ownership of THEA, a streaming platform that attracted more than 1.5 million viewers during its first year and has caught the attention of industry leaders at film festivals.

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14th Annual Peachtree International Film Festival Set

The 14th Annual PVIFF 2019, the southeast’s premiere international film and arts festival returns with Screenings of Short Films and Major Motion Picture Films, Meet & Greets with Cast, Producers and Directors, Film Maker Competition with $100K Prize, Educational Forums, Networking, PVIFF 2019 Gala and after parties each day.

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SAG-AFTRA to Hold Fourth National Convention This Week

The National Convention brings together more than 400 delegates from the union’s 25 locals to elect the executive vice president and national vice presidents, debate and vote on constitutional amendments, and decide on union initiatives to focus on for the next two years.

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SIEGE: Update on the October 13-14 Event

SIEGE is doing a number of things differently this year. First of all, SIEGE will officially run Sunday – Tuesday, over Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 14) at the KSU Center. Most of our regular events – Investment Conference, Indie Game Showcase, College Fair, keynote presentation, game dev tracks and the like will return.

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