In their quest for global domination, Netflix and Amazon view Europe as a key battleground. Both companies have dramatically ramped up operations on the continent in recent years to woo subscribers, creatives and talent.
On Tuesday afternoon, one of Lambert’s High School’s newest competitive offerings was in the midst of a dogfight.
Georgia’s statewide entertainment industry incentives have boosted its film industry to a $9.5 billion economic impact. For the industry to take its next steps, local incentives are among the tools that could help, experts say.
The glow of Friday night lights outside of high schools in Alabama have dimmed for another year after this weekend’s state championships.
Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is scheduled for January 23-26, 2018, 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.
Hulu and Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), announced a multi-year partnership and output deal. The monumental deal marks Hulu’s largest agreement for anime programming to date and will significantly expand its anime collection with new subtitled and dubbed titles from Funimation, the leading anime distributor, each year.
Both Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb., are receiving help to launch or expand Hefty EnergyBag programs.
The Fall Line Blues Project will be happening Saturday, December 8, 2018 and hosted by Jontavious Willis and Henry Jacobs. Music starts at 7:30PM at Pure Life Studios (206 Clark St., LaGrange, GA) and the two short films will be screened at 6PM next door to Pure Life at The Chapel (208 ½ Clark St.).
Retired school teacher, Theresa Daniel of Forsyth, has found a way to supplement her retirement income in the Georgia film industry. Since retiring in 2016, she’s worked on nearly 75 productions as an extra or a stand-in.
Distinguished Armstrong Alumni Award recipient, film producer and owner of Savannah’s legendary Leopold’s Ice Cream, Stratton Leopold (‘64) is no stranger to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Georgia Power and the Atlanta Business Chronicle announced the inaugural Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship, presented during the 2018 Business of Film event at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, will help a Georgia student pursuing a degree in film-related studies further his or her education.
Erin talks to us about the many issues that arise with being an independent producer.
Louisiana Economic Development may have overstated the economic impact of the Motion Picture Tax Credit program, and did not provide sufficient documentation to support the program’s forecasted credits and expenditures for 2017, according to an audit released this morning by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.
By the end of 2018, Hulu will have added more subscribers in the second half of the year than it did in the first, CEO Randy Freer said in an appearance Tuesday at Business Insider’s Ignition conference.
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If you’re not already planning to see The Favourite, you may want to change your plans. The film dominated at the British Independent Film Awards, and it also cleaned up with the Atlanta Film Critics Circle, and I think we can all agree that the organizations are equally prestigious.
Ralph Breaks the Internet came out on top once again with a $25.8 million take in its sophomore showing. It also took in $33.7 million overseas, taking its worldwide cume to $207 million. Ralph landed in the UK where its internet-based humor for a new generation of cartoon watchers and young families drummed up a solid $5.2 million. On another island nation at odds with its continental neighbors on the other side of the world, Disney’s entry took $1.6 million in Taiwan, scoring the biggest opening ever for their animation division.
Kris talks to us about Atlanta and if it will stay a hot spot in the film industry. He also talks about if there are too many stages in town.
Georgia Public Broadcasting and the The Bitter Southerner magazine are joining forces to launch The Bitter Southerner Podcast on Monday, December 10.
Hulu, a streaming-video pioneer that has grown considerably despite an unwieldy ownership structure, is about to undergo significant change once Disney takes majority control of it in the new year.
With the year winding down and cold setting in, we’re getting to the point where productions are a little less frequent in Georgia. So even if you’re seeing fewer yellow signs, rest assured it’s only because of the holidays. Here’s what we saw and where we saw it in November.
As the South Georgia Film Festival began receiving submissions in April, a handful of films rose to the top.
A Hulu film about a young woman who enticed her Wisconsin boyfriend to travel to Missouri to murder her mother is drawing complaints from the Georgia residents where the film is being shot.
George talks to us about Grecian Gyro and how the family business came to be. He also talks to us…
From December 3rd through 7th, more than 10,000 local K-2 students are attending Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers concerts at Trustees Theater, which present Laiken Love (soul music), Anders Thomsen (country) and Yacouba Sissoko (music of Mali).
Charli talks to us about Frazier & Deeter and how they help productions and those in the entertainment industry.
A former WTOC employee and Savannah College of Art and Design graduate has made it to the big screen.
The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 – February 3, 2019.
A Georgia native is the youngest woman trader at the New York Stock Exchange, and now her story is being told on the big screen.
A true crime series for Hulu that’s filming in Effingham has prompted a commissioner to say the county needs an ordinance regulating filming locations.
Academy Award winners Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander as well as Academy Award nominee and award winning singer/actress Bette Midler are set to up the starpower in Savannah next year.
The Guide reaches directors, producers, financiers, creators and all who are involved in gaming, film and music in Georgia. The publication is also given to those outside Georgia, decision-makers in New York, Los Angeles, England and Canada.
Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin announced plans for the future leadership of the Classification and Rating Administration, the board of parents that assigns MPAA film ratings.
The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League begins November 30 as the top eight squads in the world battle it out for their share of a $150,000 prize pool.
PlayVS has raised $30.5 million for its platform for high school esports. It has also partnered up with Psyonix and Hi-Rez Studios, publishers of Rocket League and Smite respectively, and a subsequent partnership with Riot’s League of Legends will also launch in February next year.
A proposal to share county film permit revenues with Cobb Travel & Tourism was deemed not yet ready for the big screen by Cobb commissioners.
Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman has joined Alyssa Milano and many other actors in a Georgia film and TV production boycott.
On a scorching day in Atlanta, the stars and creatives behind Netflix’s acclaimed drama open up about what’s next for the Byrdes and their chaotic lives in the third season: “We dealt with a lot of dark drama this year, so it’ll be nice to go back to dark humor.”
Thanksgiving week in the U.S. brought yet another historic win to Disney, with a huge $84 million five-day opening for Ralph Breaks the Internet. After having notched a loss at the beginning of the month with Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which even now sits at $128 million against a pre-advertising budget of about the same amount, Disney Animation is back in the saddle.
Chris talks to us about putting on the Atlanta Film Festival and the challenges with putting on such a large event. He also talks about what makes it such a success.
Kelsey talks to us about what led to the creation of this Georgia Chamber affiliate and how they came up with the name.
The film industry has become a massive aspect of Georgia’s economy, contributing upwards of $9 billion to the state. This has led to an increase in behind-the-camera film training programs, be it the Georgia Film Academy or other smaller options, such as the We Show Up program in Clayton County.
Several prominent celebrities have called on the film and television industry to protest the recent election victory of Brian Kemp as Georgia’s new governor by pulling productions out of Georgia.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Georgia to film episodes of the popular series “American Pickers” throughout the region in February 2019.
Despite accusations of voter suppression and calls for a boycott from Judd Apatow and other top Hollywood figures, the film and television industry is unlikely to pull out of Georgia.
In the days that have passed since Stacey Abrams lost the gubernatorial race in Georgia’s midterm elections to governor-elect Brian Kemp, many of Abrams’ famous supporters —including actress Alyssa Milano and Veep exec producer Frank Rich — have expressed their disappointment in the outcome by urging Hollywood not to film in the Peach State.
As interactive entertainment has asserted itself as a mainstream media form in recent years, it’s adopted norms of the more traditional entertainment industries, such as the production of annual award ceremonies.
Alan talks to us about the four major areas in entertainment law he is involved in with Taylor English Duma.
The former LA Deputy City Attorney who prosecuted dozens of casting directors in a sweep of bogus actors’ workshops said tonight that industry professionals who violate an oft-ignored law to protect child actors from registered sex offenders could soon be the subjects of a similar undercover operation and prosecution.
A Georgia native is the youngest woman trader at the New York Stock Exchange, and now her story is being told on the big screen.
A partnership between a UGA professor and the creator of the “Sherman’s Lagoon” comic strip has resulted in a new short film series, “The Adventures of Zack and Molly,” which highlights the Gulf of Mexico and the importance of healthy oceans.
Georgia’s momentum as the next capital for film and television continues to reach new peaks as several popular and new production crews transform neighborhoods into scenes from award-winning projects including “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Avengers,” just to name a few.
‘Instant Family’ is being called one of the top movies to see this Thanksgiving. And while it’s in theaters Friday, it’s already made an impact on the Georgia economy.
Esports have taken hold of Atlanta, at least for the next two days.
U.S. Senator David Perdue spoke at a special screening of Instant Family, which was filmed entirely in Georgia and stars Actors Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Viacom and Paramount Pictures invested over $52 million in Georgia while filming Instant Family.
Ryan Graveface might be the hardest working man in Savannah’s music scene. As a musician, he writes, records and plays with The Casket Girls, Dreamend and Marshmallow Ghosts.
Long connected by their ties to the entertainment and production industries, Atlanta and the LA Basin will have more connections than ever when Delta launches twice-daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport on July 8, 2019.
Stan Lee’s creations have had a great effect on the state of Georgia in recent years with the large number of Marvel comic properties that have been made into motion pictures here.
The year was 2009 when Atlanta body painter and special effects makeup artist Stephanie Anderson watched her career in real estate implode in the midst of the crash of the U.S. economy. That shattered reality became the catalyst for her to explore her artistic talent for painting and sculpture.
Joining the entertainment workforce in Georgia is becoming more accessible for residents.
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fabulous creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.
As the University of Georgia’s many intramural sports attest, a spirit of competition flourishes in the institution beyond its Southeastern Conference teams.
Savannah Technical College honors veterans throughout the year with services, scholarships, workshops and grants. One in four STC students is a veteran, active duty service member or a military dependent/spouse.
Craig talks to us about his company’s drastic move from working with Fortune 500 companies to producing and creating their own films and shows.
Kennesaw State will host the 2018 FutureX Live conference, the largest augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality conference in the Southeast, on Nov. 16 at the University’s Marietta Campus. KSU is the first university to host the conference.
When Phil Murphy replaced Chris Christie as New Jersey Governor last January, the New Jersey film world did a complete 180. Christie, who infamously did battle with MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” killed the state’s film and TV tax incentive program and with it production in the Garden State.
The submission period is now open for the 2019 SSU Indie Film Festival.
The annual Workforce and Education Forum sponsored by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce was held Nov. 1 at the chamber office in Fayetteville. Speakers at the event were Pinewood Atlanta Studios President Frank Patterson and Fayette County School System Superintendent Jody Barrow.
Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor.
CBS has put in development a drama from writer-producer Josh Reims (Dynasty), actor-writer-producer Lance Krall, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS TV Studios where the company is based.
Michael B. Jordan is all smiles as he grabs the mic to speak onstage at the special Atlanta fan screening of his anticipated film Creed II held at Regal Atlantic Station on Wednesday (November 7) in Atlanta, Ga.
We’re getting a sneak peek at the sequel of “Life Size” starring Tyra Banks.
Columbus State University’s Esports Team recently finished its pre-season undefeated, winning four matches and a total of eight League of Legends games this semester.
It is the most anticipated entertainment networking event in the southeast and we are hearing from the founder.
Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing.
RJR Props now has the largest Television Studio Camera Collection of it’s type available for Television, Film, Commercials and Still…
More than 300 people attended the DeKalb Entertainment Commission’s second Entertainment Expo on November 3. The event featured resources and information for residents, companies, and professionals seeking to build their presence in the entertainment industry.
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how it all comes together?
AMC Theatres is excited to announce that AMC Stubs A-List will cross more than 500,000 enrolled members between this weekend and next weekend, eclipsing the Company’s membership expectations for the end of the first full year in just 4 1/2 months.
The president’s supporters in the industry fear mixing it up with their liberal colleagues, thus there are secretive efforts to drum up votes for their side, the most visible being street art.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same governor.
Fans around the world joined the chorus for Bohemian Rhapsody, taking the top spot on the worldwide chart with $122.5 million and an early total of $141.7 million. US receipts were good for a scintillating $50 million, beating industry expectations and setting Rhapsody up as an unlikely early holiday season star.
Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects powerhouse, was tapped to produce shots for this year’s most anticipated films. Crafty Apes’ Emmy-nominated work ranges from creating the demonic possession scenes in the second season of “Stranger Things,” to digital matte painting using 2D and 3D techniques to replicate Red Rocks Amphitheatre in “The Front Runner.”
The Atlanta Film Society is pleased to announce the fourth annual ¡CineMás! Film Series taking place this November at the Plaza Theatre. The ¡CineMás! program aims to spotlight cultural and cinematic diversity within the Latin American community. As in previous years, the series includes a film each from Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share.
The effectiveness of California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 in retaining and attracting in-state production is affirmed in an annual progress report released by the California Film Commission. The report provides comprehensive data through year-three of the expanded tax credit program launched in 2015.
The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the award winners for the 21st celebration of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival during an awards brunch held at The Olde Pink House.