Film Independence Atlanta presented by Seed&Spark and Color Farm Media is a free conference for the Atlanta independent film and television industry featuring several of the most prominent Atlanta-based entertainment industry creatives and executives.
The SCAD Film Festival adds two more honorees: Chloë Grace Moretz and John David Washington.
Venom, with Tom Hardy as the Marvel anti-hero, topped the domestic and international charts, followed by A Star Is Born. In North America, the $100 million comic book adaptation added $35.7 million, for a total so far of $142 million. Overseas, an extra $41.2 million this past weekend brought the total to $253 million, for an impressive worldwide cumulative of $379 million and also the title of the No.1 film in 54 countries.
Capturing stories has always driven filmmaker Matt Chastain.
Several roads will be closed and downtown traffic will be impacted beginning Tuesday, October 16 to accommodate movie filming.
AMC Theatres is excited to announce that AMC Stubs A-List, which was launched about three months ago to stimulate moviegoing across all age groups including millennials, continues to deliver on its promise and potential.
Production has wrapped on Avengers 4, but new photos from the film’s reshoots in Atlanta are still attracting the attention of fans online.
Katie Schuck, the locations specialist with the Savannah Area Film Office, loves bringing Hollywood to the Coastal Empire.
Now in its third year, the Way Down Film Festival that will take place Oct. 19-21 is preparing to take the event to the next level.
Governor Susana Martinez, Mayor Tim Keller, and Ty Warren, Vice President, Physical Production for Netflix announced that Netflix has chosen Albuquerque, NM as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to purchase ABQ Studios, located in Albuquerque’s Mesa Del Sol.
Moonshine Post-Production is a full service post-production house with world class facilities in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Surrounded by a solid team of artists, supervisors and technicians the company has a consistent track record for delivering creative work on time, on budget and with exceptional service.
Universal’s moon landing drama, First Man, which retraces Neil Armstrong’s first small step for man, was one giant leap for the Georgia economy. The production, which stars Ryan Gosling, injected $33 million into the Peach State economy, delivering jobs to more than 3,600 men and women from Marietta to Midtown.
The Georgia State University Dunwoody Campus will be the screening site for the 14th annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival, beginning Saturday, Oct. 13.
Two important philanthropies, both created by prominent members of the American Jewish community, joined forces in Atlanta last week to boost the use of documentary film to educate and inspire new audiences.
If you won the lottery today, what would you do (besides pay off your debts)? Maybe get a house? Maybe have a makeover? Maybe travel the world? You might quit your job depending on the size of the pot. And then what? Adventure after adventure, if you’re asking me.
Major movie theater chains, including AMC Cinemas and Regal Cinemas, have closed multiplexes in the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia due to Hurricane Michael battering the states, leaving thousands without power.
Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with Emory University, is proud to present its second edition of AJFF On Campus, a mini-festival for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.
On Friday, November 9, 2018, Savannah Music Festival announces the lineup for its 2019 festival season (March 28 – April 13) with ticket sales starting the same day at 10am.
A feature film titled, “Redeemed,” is expected to begin production in Columbus next month, movie director Terrence “Ty” Manns said Monday, with between 200 and 300 extras needed to pull it off.
I fell asleep once, and my guest to the screening fell asleep twice. I checked my watch three times, and many audience members got up to use the restroom, and some simply did not return.
Many movies run from reality. Not “The Hate U Give.”
The Walking Dead season nine premiere aired October 7 on American network AMC.
The GPP South Georgia Regional meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday at Valdosta State University has been cancelled.
Video games are not a sport in a traditional sense, however esports is new type of activity that brings high school students from across the country together to develop team building skills, communication, as well as coordination; and it is now an official varsity sport at Floyd County Schools.
Venom ignored all warnings and shattered all records for October, domestically and internationally, delivering $80 million in the North American market $125.2 from 58 international markets, for a global haul of $ 205.2 million.
Mailchimp, a leading marketing platform for small business, has partnered with Clayton State University to train the next technology leaders. A total of $25,000 in scholarships will be available for students in the program, while the other $275,000 will be designated for the development of the leadership academy.
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is serving as a founding member of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Georgia State University’s varsity esports team will host and compete against multiple college and university teams during the PantherLAN Esports Tournament, with live, in-arena finals on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Georgia State Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., S.E., in Atlanta.
Get ready for a month’s worth of scary programming as Hulu kicks-off its biggest “Huluween” celebration yet. Viewers can head to Hulu’s personalized, Halloween-themed hub for a bone-chilling selection of popular Halloween TV episodes and movies.
The Savannah College of Art and Design will celebrate the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival, an annual acclamation of cinematic excellence, Oct. 27 – Nov. 3. A key stop on the Oscar festival circuit, SCAD Savannah Film Festival will screen a total of 164 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 115 shorts, more than any year before.
A couple of years ago, Ohio-based filmmaker Henrique Couto called Banner-Herald staff writer Andrew Shearer to tell him that he would be driving down to Georgia to shoot Jeff Burr for a cameo appearance in his indie comedy, “Making Out.”
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has confirmed the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel will begin filming next year.
On Wednesday, October 3, Roy Kirkland and Doug Sebastian visited Governor Nathan Deal’s office in Atlanta representing RKDS Studios and promoting the evolving film industry of Valdosta and South Georgia.
It’s the end of the line for Rick Grimes — almost, anyway.
The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to share the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s feature film, The Mule, which was released by Warner Bros.
Moonshine Post-Production and Crafty Apes are the major sponsor of this celebration and have been connected to PC&E over the years through many projects (from independent film projects, to commercials and major film releases).
Looking to make Virginia a bigger star, a colossal company known for its streaming content wants in on the state’s growing film industry.
The governor of Louisiana has met with eight major film production companies to discuss filming opportunities in the state.
On Monday, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival schedule was released. The Gala Screening series is famous for showing many eventual Academy-Award nominees before their wide release. Here are all of the Gala Screenings and their accompanying trailers.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are going to be in Atlanta soon to shoot at least part of “Bad Boys III,” which is currently titled “Bad Boys For Life.”
The Walking Dead is one of the biggest series on television thanks to its devotion to character development, brilliant makeup effects, and an intriguing storyline.
Whether you are a novice or professional at pitching film/tv projects, this workshop will help participants elevate their success in connecting with industry professionals who can help advance careers. The event is the first of a continuing pitch workshop series hosted by the DEC.
Back from a SOLD OUT event last year, Return of the Fifty Foot Film Festival showcases quality short films from Atlanta filmmakers in the Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy/Suspense genres. Many are 1st time, premiere screenings.
Learn how to set up your entertainment business, what you should know about contract provisions, how to protect your intellectual property and more at this all-day seminar featuring experts in the legal, entertainment and sports fields.
Cine Gear Expo kicks off its inaugural Hollywood-style event at the world-renowned Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette, Georgia on October 6-7, 2018. The 2-day Expo will offer the bustling Atlanta production community a relaxed venue to get caught up on techniques, tools and trade secrets.
State filmmakers are hopeful the governor’s trip will prove successful to bring in more film jobs to our area. Folks here said the tax breaks have an economic impact.
Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award-winning Louis Gossett Jr. was honored Monday, October 1st by the city of Atlanta with the proclamation and ‘Phoenix’ award.
Leadership Sandy Springs on Friday will present the final Movies By Moonlight show for 2018 in the heart of the city.
The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln’s reign as Rick Grimes will end at some point in the weeks ahead. However Lincoln exits the AMC drama in the forthcoming season nine (circumstances are shrouded in secrecy, even if the departure itself is publicly known), there’s no doubt that the man waged and won his fair share of battles over the better part of a decade as zombie-killing Rick.
Smallfoot, an animated comedy featuring the voice cast of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Common, and LeBron James, that launched in 49 territories and produced $14 million, for a worldwide total of $38.6 million. The overseas success was fueled by Latin America, where Smallfoot was the No. 1 title. Mexico alone produced $3.6 million.
Senoia is creating an “entertainment district” that will allow open containers of alcohol at certain authorized events.
Lorielle talks to us about their Pitch It! event they put on back in February and what their goals were for the event. One of their main goals were to bring content creators to Atlanta and they succeeded in that.
Hulu announced that it has welcomed two new senior leaders to its technology team: Joe Bentley as Senior Vice President, Engineering, and Jim Denney as Vice President, Product Management. Bentley and Denney will both report directly to Hulu’s CTO, Dan Phillips.
Shadow of Tomb Raider, the recently released and much anticipated action adventure video game, was mixed in Dolby Atmos at Pinewood Studios.
Film lovers don’t have to travel to New York to help judge the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Starz, together with The Savannah College of Art and Design, announced that “Outlander” Season Four will premiere at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival on Sunday, October 28th.
The Rome International Film Festival returns to downtown Rome Nov. 1-4 and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the 2018 honorees to be recognized at the 21st annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, taking place Oct. 27-Nov. 3.
Jim talks to us about some exciting projects his company is working on, one of them being a film called God’s Gone Fishing. One of the people co-producing worked on many films including Animal House.
The 28-year-old Captain Marvel actress and the 50-year-old actor were spotted working on the set of their upcoming film Just Mercy on Saturday (September 22) in Atlanta, Ga.
In its third year, the Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival has a rich lineup filled with diversity in front of and behind the cameras. A boutique-style film festival, The Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival attracts a diverse audience of dedicated fans and inspires a new generation of under-represented filmmakers, also known as “sci-fi creatives” from all over the world.
Exciting news for doc lovers: The SCAD Savannah Film Festival and The Hollywood Reporter have selected 10 top documentary features from 2018 that will be represented by their directors at this year’s edition of the fest’s celebrated “Docs to Watch Panel” — which will be presented by THR and moderated by yours truly for the fifth consecutive year — at SCAD’s Lucas Theatre on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 28.
Exactly five months after the original version passed the United States House of Representatives 415-0, and one week after the bill was unanimously approved by the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1551, the Music Modernization Act, under unanimous consent.
Earlier this year, in announcing his departure from The Walking Dead, star Andrew Lincoln stressed that his “relationship with Rick Grimes [was] far from over.” It would appear the outgoing star of the AMC zombie drama is living up to his word, with an eye on a new role in the Walking Dead universe.
Bill Vassar shares a Wilmington, NC studios update. He offers a positive message for the local crew, vendors, Los Angeles studios and producers: “We’re grateful the studio had minimal damage from Hurricane Florence. Our entire staff is back at work and we’re fully operational.”
Actors Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson recently posted some teasers on Instagram hinting at a possible return of the duo in the upcoming untitled “Avengers 4” reshoot.
Southeast Georgia is back in the Hollywood spotlight.
TV One announced that production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for the original film, DEADLY DISPATCH, starring Tamala Jones (Castle), Dominique Perry (Insecure) and Rapper Bone Crusher (ATL). The film is slated to premiere on TV One in 2019.
East Tennessee’s darling will soon be taking her songs to a completely different level soon: Streaming television.
Are you a Metro Atlanta-based artist or designer who is interested in designing the ATLFF ‘19 Creative Campaign? The ATLFF would love to hear from you.
The big-screen adaptation of the kids book The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a pre-Halloween family film with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, had a good start. It topped the US charts, with close to $27 million. Internationally, 14 territories added $8.7 million, with the U.K. alone good for $4.3 million. With a worldwide cumulative of $35.6 million, The House with a Clock in Its Walls came in at No. 2 on the global charts this week, where the champion was once again The Nun.
Erica talks to us about how clients are changing and wanting more involvement in their security. She discusses with us how she and her company are meeting those needs and the ways in which they provide the security their clients desire.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. and Pandora Media, Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion. The combination creates the world’s largest audio entertainment company.
We are about a week or so away from Disney unveiling the names of top 21st Century Fox executives who would be joining the company following the acquisition of key Fox assets; an announcement of the company’s post-acquisition structure expected may be coming on Oct.1.
AMC Theatres announced that AMC Stubs A-List, the VIP tier of the Company’s AMC Stubs loyalty program, is expanding A-List’s flexibility and convenience by also allowing members to obtain their ticket through AMC’s ticketing partners, Fandango and Atom Tickets.
From ATL Jewish Film Fest: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with Emory University, is proud to present its second edition of AJFF On Campus, a mini-festival for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.
With a full slate of completely free films and food and drink from The National, Ciné hopes to celebrate art film with the community that helped buy its building.
The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center was the site of filming this week for a new Netflix film starring comedian Marlon Wayans.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication.
As Georgia’s booming film industry continues to break records; Georgia Production Partnership announces the South Georgia Regional Meeting, to showcase the opportunity the film industry brings to all of Georgia.
Georgians who watched the 70th Emmy Awards might have been a little disappointed in the outcome.
A sequel to Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ is getting the movie treatment in Georgia. And you – and your car – could end up on screen alongside stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson.
Halfway through 2018, the United States music business “continues its comeback story, powered by great new music, talented artists and a re-invented record industry.”
Georgia Production Partnership’s October meeting is going to feature four Georgia professionals working primarily in the fields of VR and AR. And they are bringing along some examples that audience members will be able to participate with at the end of the panel – including a new soon-to-be-released-Christmas-toy.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., this week applauded the Senate passage of legislation to reform music licensing law for the 21st century and create a fairer marketplace for songwriters and other content creators.
Stanley Aughtry is an electrical engineer by day and a superhero by, well, whenever the camera is ready. And he hopes others will follow his lead in making the “starving actor” mindset a thing of the past.
Out on Film in association with The Robert Mello Studio will present Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theatre Company’s THE LARAMIE PROJECT as a one-night benefit for The Matthew Shepard Foundation on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
Organizers of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival announced the event’s rich and eclectic initial lineup of films and performers. The festival’s venue is primarily on GSU’s campus and was created with an eco-friendly spirit in mind, requiring little to no use of a car.
Director Ruben Fleischer has finally offered some new update on his next film Zombieland 2, the long-awaited sequel to the 2009 horror-comedy Zombieland.