The firm was selected for its 10.53% revenue growth to $55.72 million, 10.45% increase in the number of employees to a total of 296, and 5.56% increase in partner count that brought the total of partners at the firm to 38.
Alton Brown, the long-time Cobb County resident and mesmerizing Food Network mad scientist, is bringing an updated version of “Good Eats” back to life after seven years on hiatus.
So what can you look forward to seeing? Over 60 artifacts from critically acclaimed films to prominent televisions shows! If you’re thinking Stranger Things or The Walking Dead, you guessed right!
“The opportunity to integrate into the ethnically and gender diverse World of Areu Bros. Studios, allows Cinelease to take our solutions-oriented approach to the next level. From the inception of a project, we are on the ground with storytellers – supplying the right tools to tell their stories- without limitation.” Gannon Murphy, Cinelease’s Director of Business Development
Gannon Murphy is Director of Business Development at Cinelease. The company has 12 locations and today we asked about the firm’s commitment to Georgia.
As a former Miss Cobb County, Lace harnessed her talent for performing comedic dialogues into winning more than $26,000 in scholarships. She made it to the Miss Georgia pageant four times.
Governor Andrew Cuomo have approved $840 million in refundable credits for television and movie producers over the next two fiscal years. This comes on top of $7.3 billion worth of incentives provided to the industry since 2004.
S.B. 1595, which cleared the Senate on Friday, considers the first $200,000 of out-of-state wages as part of production companies’ Illinois labor expenses, in addition to all wages paid to state residents.
“Our partnership with DreamHack allows Chipotle to become even more engrained in the esports community,” said Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer at Chipotle.
WMAZ-TV reports production crews are preparing an area of downtown Macon to serve as a backdrop for “Watchmen,” a show based on the acclaimed DC Comics series from 1986.
The program wasn’t set to expire until 2022, and was essentially left out of the conversation surrounding this year’s budget until a two-year extension was quietly added to the final agreement.
In a year where Netflix has continued to grow at an astounding rate, the streaming platform’s biggest leap was its deal to open a U.S. production hub in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
SSU Indie Film Fest will be holding their 5th annual film festival April 16 – 18 on the campus of Savannah State University (SSU) campus and downtown Savannah’s Beach Institute. All events are free and open to the public including the celebration’s anticipated awards finale.
The little tripod that can help you rig up your camera basically anywhere takes aim at vloggers and other mirrorless shooters with its new upgrades.
Muscogee County is now home to not one, not two, but three local school teams recognized for their excellence in filmmaking.
Chris Escobar is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Film Society. Today he talks about how to acquire a career in this industry and all the opportunities available.
Jim Stone is CEO of Tytan Pictures. Today he speaks with us about ‘Redemption’, the working title of the Darryl Strawberry movie the company is working on.
With companies like Netflix spending more than $12 billion on new programming in 2018 alone (yes, billion), there is no shortage of film and TV productions out there. Add to that the impact on tourism that can come from having millions of viewers watching a show set in a tropical paradise like the Keys.
The film’s title character, one of DC comics b-list heroes, is a fourteen-year-old boy (Asher Angel) who is given superpowers and turned into a 38-year-old man (Zachary Levi) by a wizard looking forward to retirement, voiced by Djimon Hounsou.
“That’s a wrap on our Atlanta portion of production,” he says. “A huge THANK YOU to our hard working & talented Georgia film crew. Once again, it’s been my pleasure to put in the work with all of you and look forward to our next adventure down the road.”
This year’s Atlanta Film Festival celebrates Georgia talent, along with the debuts of some significant documentary and narrative features.
In August 2018, RKDS Film Fest began receiving more than 1,500 film submissions from around the world and was Certified Gold by Filmfreeway, the number one film festival and film submitting company in the world, organizers said.
GOP New York State Sen. Rob Ortt called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to remove the Empire State Film Tax Credits from the fiscal year 2020 budget and shift its $420 million cost to fund health, education, direct support and veterans’ needs.
Three of Atlanta’s leading health experts will share esports player fitness tips during the Southeast’s largest intercollegiate esports tournament April 6 in Atlanta at Georgia State University’s Sports Arena.
“Jackie is a welcome addition to our strong industry relations team, with deep ties to Nashville and an established track record within the artist and label community that make her a perfect fit for this role. We are lucky to have her,” said RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier.
Taylor currently has several films in development including Etowah Ridge, Shelter (by Michael Sloan, The Equalizer), Baby Girl, Maybe Something Beautiful, and Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter.
Actor Dean Cain called out Hollywood “bullies” after dozens of TV and film workers threatened to boycott working in Georgia if a controversial abortion bill is signed into law in the state.
Uni-Fest is an annual film festival for students in Georgia to show their film-making skills, receive feedback on their films and network with professionals.
State and local officials joined an array of film and television industry leaders at the Diversity in Film and Television Production Forum last month in Newark to discuss both upcoming opportunities and the importance of diversity when enlisting talent and crew from New Jersey.
This modern version follows more or less the same storyline as the old one, with the titular big eared flying elephant striving for acceptance and trying to gain his freedom from an exploitative circus owner, played this time by Danny DeVito.
The bill would give a 20% income tax credit on all production expenses made in Montana, but production companies would have to spend at least $350,000 before receiving the credit. It would also require production companies to put a Montana promotion in their film.
A resolution passed by the Georgia State Senate has recognized Savannah attorney Charles “Bo” Bowen for his services to both the state’s entertainment industry and to its legal profession.
Spring has arrived in Georgia and with it, the first busy season of the year for film and television production. It’s also pilot season, which means we have a slew of new shows that may one day be picked up for full season orders and join the growing list of “Made in Georgia” properties.
At an event in March, Kemp said the entertainment industry employs 200,000 Georgians and generated more than $60 billion of economic activities for the state.
“The impact of the U.S. film and television industry reaches far beyond well-known creative hubs, such as Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta,” said Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the MPAA.
Perimeter Adult Learning Services, or PALS, has announced its Spring 2019 session begins on March 25 and runs for seven weeks through May 13 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
The Writers Guild of America released a statement Tuesday saying that if the Georgia legislature and Governor Brian Kemp were to pass the “heartbeat” abortion bill, it might cause Hollywood TV and film production to go elsewhere.
At least six other states — Rhode Island, Illinois, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Georgia — allow students to compete in Esports as an official high school varsity sport.
The American Youth Film Festival will partner with schools, colleges and entertainment organizations around the state to conduct American Youth In Film entertainment career workshops and provide a pathway for students interested in launching their careers as filmmakers, actors, directors, cinematographers, storytellers and creatives.
Story Data is exclusively hosting entrants for the second screenwriting competition held by Get Connected Atlanta and Final Touch Production’s 10K Film Production Grant 2019. Submissions are currently being accepted thru April 25, 2019.
HBO filmed a pilot with the code name “Brooklyn”.The streaming service picked the show up and they will be filming an episode for season one in Macon, again.
Alan Clarke is a partner at Taylor English. He is group focuses on the entertainment industry. Today he talks to us about contracts and why it is so important to have a solid understanding of papers signed and agreed upon.
Carlson often finds work in Georgia’s booming film industry as an expert and has more than 200 credits for her dialect and text coaching in theater, television, movies, and audiobook productions.
It will feature film and television professionals and studio executives, information on the film industry, training, networking opportunities and experts from Tyler Perry Studios, the Georgia Film Academy, EUE/Screen Gems Ltd. and many more.
Rathburn joins a long line of distinguished poets who have served in the position, including David Bottoms, Bettie Mixon Sellers, John R. Lewis, Jr., Conrad Aiken, Agnes Bramblett, Oliver F. Reeves, Wrightman Metlon, Earnest Neal and Frank Stanton.
“This tax credit has a documented value year after year after year,” Krueger said Thursday on WNYC radio. “It’s working, and the senate is certainly not proposing ending this credit.”
The South by Southwest film festival is bringing star power to Austin. 234 films are premiering at SXSW with stars like Kevin Costner, Jon Hamm and Lupita Nyong’o walking the red carpets. But even though many films debut here, far fewer are being made in Texas.
But while the film tells an important story about Durham, the vast majority of its filming did not take place here. Instead, audiences will see small-town Georgia – the Bartow County Courthouse, Ross’ Diner in Cartersville and the Macon-Bibb Government Center – as stand-ins for the Durham of the early 1970s.
The three-day event will host speakers, panel discussions, demos, workshops and elite networking experiences with leading financiers from around the country. It will focus on financial topics and trends in the entertainment industry. Industry leaders will address investment, financing and growth strategies.
The event is open to children ages 10 – 14. Students will be introduced to media literacy concepts. Afterwards, students will work together on production teams and produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) promoting reading and the library.
Drew Sawyer owns Moonshine Post. He is right in the middle of what’s happening with productions in Georgia. Today he talks about trends he sees in the state including a better workforce and relocation to Georgia.
“I’ve known Felicity Huffman for those 35 years, she was my student, my colleague, worked in many of my films, and created roles on stage in three of my plays. I’m crazy about them both.”
Even more astonishing is that the 115-plus number is misleadingly low in terms of esports money entering the academic system. Some universities participate in league-wide scholarship tournaments, like the Georgia Esports League, comprised of varsity college teams from around the state.
The Atlanta Film Festival is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Chosen from over 1,200 submissions, these screenplays represent those who will receive mentorship opportunities to help hone their screenplays and plan the next steps in their careers.
A new production studio, Blackhouse Studios, located in East Point, Georgia is slated to open this summer. The building, which was purchased in November 2018 by the first African-American owned crowdfund, the Tulsa Real Estate Fund (TREF), is currently undergoing renovations.
Film has proven to be a prosperous industry across North Carolina. However, there has been a decline in filming in the state since the release of “Iron Man 3.”
On Wednesday, March 27, Georgia Southern University College of Education (COE) will host a screening of “The School in the Cloud,” a film that explores the potential of self-organized learning.
Major motion pictures like ‘Breakthrough,’ which hits theatres next month, are being shot around Manitoba. That movie in particular, starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, and Topher Grace, was filmed in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, and Selkirk.
The event will also include panels and workshops by GEL and the GGDA, featuring talent and producers from multiple companies and esports organizations in the Atlanta area.
The panel, “The Film Industry” was held on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Whiting Hall, Room 110A, discussing the experiences and ways to prosper in the film industry.
Around three dozen high schools are competing in the state’s inaugural e-sports season that began last month, and more schools may join as athletic officials consider adding a fall season.
Theatergoers around the world lined up en masse to see Captain Marvel and propelled the Brie Larson led action extravaganza to a $455 million global debut.
Award-winning screenwriters, development executives, TV showrunners, literary managers and agents will convene for a three-day event covering the craft and business of the foundational art form that powers the entertainment industry: screenwriting.
The Warner Bros. remake of ‘The Witches,’ from director Robert Zemeckis, is currently eyeing to begin filming on April 29, in Georgia and Alabama. The United Kingdom will also be a shooting location. The setting of the film is Alabama during the year 1969.
Those grants would come after the project has wrapped and would require 60 percent of the production budget is spent in Florida and that 70 percent of the cast and crew are state residents.
Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development(GDEcD), announced that it has awarded more than $64,000 in tourism product development grants to 14 new and expanding projects across the state.
First place on the US chart went once again to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. DreamWorks and Universal’s third series entry made $30.4 million at home in its sophomore frame and reached a domestic cumulative of $97.6 million.
As with most filming projects, this means there will be road closures. Those are scheduled for March 11 through 13 while filming is taking place. The map above shows those closures.
One of the last film productions to benefit from the incentive was 20th Century Fox’s “Gone Girl,” which was filmed, in part, in Cape Girardeau. Kehoe said that area has seen the economic benefits of being the site of a major motion picture.
The Alliance has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial resources, and activated the skills and networks of its partner organizations to directly invest in equipping the next generation of storytellers across metro Atlanta.
Carrie Burns is Chief Movie Buff at Atlanta Movie Tours. Today she talks about their history and going from just the Walking Dead tour to many many tours and experiences.
So Maggie and her husband started scouting from Virginia to Mississippi to find a new base. “When we realized we were constantly flying in and out of Atlanta airport, we asked, Why not Atlanta?”
In other words, Florida losing the film industry is like taking the entire Florida citrus industry, every single citrus tree, and moving it all to Georgia.
An actress and songstress best known for winning the 12th season of “American Idol,” Glover portrays Tiana, a strong woman who is running a soul food restaurant and dealing with her younger sister, employees and community members.
The lineup of films was selected from a record-breaking 8,400+ film submissions, almost 1,000 more from the 2018 festival. Over 11 days, the festival will present 31 feature length films plus forthcoming Marquee screenings, 98 short films and 36 creative media presentations, including an array of music videos, virtual reality and episodic pilots.
Last year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillian, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black came to Atlanta to film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Now they’re back for the sequel
Earlier Thursday, city officials and community members met with officials with the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP), at Valdosta State University.
The production that will be using the courthouse was not identified, but downtown Jackson has been featured prominently in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” and other film and television projects in recent years.
It is primarily geared towards economic development professionals, city and county leaders, and students pursuing degree programs in film studies throughout the 57 southernmost counties in Georgia.
So what is next for the industry, given the documented success to date? State officials and industry leaders are working to grow the creative side of the business here at home.
“Black Panther” has won three trophies, including the Academy Award for best production design, costume design and original score – and made Oscar history in the process.
Students competed in three categories of films, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Film industry judges served on a panel evaluating the submissions and wards were distributed in each category for “Best of Show,” “Audience Choice” and one final “Overall Winner.”
Gannon Murphy talks about why his company decided to be a founding member of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition and their investment in the state.
First, the movie or show must create jobs and second, some of the money must be spent inside the state. Productions can earn up to a 35 percent rebate on what they spend.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants state legislators to allocate up to $380 million to pay off a backlog of tax credits owed to production companies that shot movies or television shows in New Mexico.