Mike Neal grew up on the water. As a kid in Maine he was always outdoors fishing and boating. Many…
Closing-night film “The Last Suit,” seen by more than 1,600 people at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, Feb. 15, won the AJFF Audience Award for best narrative, the festival announced.
Millions of people world wide went to see Marvel’s Black Panther in theaters this weekend including two mentoring groups in Macon. They say they raised more than $1,000 for local kids to see the movie.
With limited resources and financing for TV and film production, Tammy Williams took a leap of faith in 2010.
Lately a lot of big-name directors and producers are steering away from distributing to theaters and are going to Netflix — which is not a great thing.
Florida’s fading film and TV industry tried to flip the script Tuesday, touting a proposed state financing program that supporters say can bring back jobs and productions lost to Georgia and other states in recent years.
This video reel provided by Crafty Apes shows how amazing and breathtaking the art of visual effects can be. Included are shots from many great productions they have worked on like La La Land, Hidden Figures, and and Doctor Strange. Even though La La Land was mostly filmed in LA, Crafty Apes was able to do most of the work in Georgia.
At the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin addressed a gathering of the German Producers Alliance, the most influential producers group in Germany with more than 250 members, as they celebrated their 10th Anniversary.
The preliminary numbers are in and “Black Panther” — much of which was filmed in metro Atlanta — is the blockbuster everyone…
California’s video game industry is under attack. The Golden State is the leader when it comes to gaming companies and…
Coastal Jazz Association, a 501c3 committed to preserving and perpetuating Jazz in Savannah is proud to announce the launch of a new membership for young professionals
The movie business used to be a big deal in the Charlotte area, bringing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to the area.
All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. No RSVP is necessary.
Jennifer talks to us about her company, Matchkey Consulting. Her clients include production companies, content providers, and vendors. They are looking to help anyone trying to make it in the film industry.
In a Q&A with The Connector, Chris Marshall, production supervisor at Inertia Films, shared some great advice along with his perspective on the film boom in Atlanta.
A Lee County native will be featured in what is forecast to be one of the biggest films this year,…
What Black Panther the film has done for Lamar, and for hip-hop more broadly, is far more significant than simply boosting sales. The superhero saga has provided a unique mainstream platform for both, one recently promised—but not delivered—by the Grammys, despite the fact that the latter bills itself as music’s biggest night.
An unprecedented coalition of 213 musical artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, called upon the U.S. Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act, bipartisan legislation pending in both the House and Senate to address one of copyright law’s most glaring loopholes.
Jeff Cooney, creative director/co-owner of EUE/Screen Gems died Monday in Westchester, NY. Cooney was executive producer of the Emmy-nominated National Geographic “Genius” series on Albert Einstein.
The Phoenix Leadership Foundation and the DeKalb Entertainment Commission are bringing Wakanda to Atlanta with a special screening of the new Black Panther movie for local high school students.
Lyn talks to about what makes the film industry special in regards to insurance. There are not many insurance companies who specialize in production and film coverage.
A night to celebrate film in New Mexico spotlighted one of the state’s economic drivers. The inaugural New Mexico Film…
Women in Film and Television Atlanta is hosting a pitch festival to bolster content creation in the Southeast, and some of the top TV networks and film studio executives are scheduled to attend.
Valdosta State University will host the South Georgia Film Festival Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. The event will showcase the beauty of the South Georgia region and its people with film screenings, panels, and networking events.
In 2016, Payne Lindsey, a twenty-eight-year-old freelance filmmaker in Georgia—now thirty, and the host of “Atlanta Monster,” the No. 1 podcast on iTunes for much of its existence, about the Atlanta child murders of 1979-81—was looking for a project.
The Atlanta Film Festival announces the finalists in the 2018 Screenplay Competition.
Savannah Music Festival recently received a $75,000 Grant from The William Randolph Hearst Foundation in support of its Musical Explorers program.
Aaron, or Cujo, talks to us about how much of a blessing the film tax credits have been for the film industry in Georgia. He credits them to why Georgia has become the premier location to work in the business of film.
Under new Connecticut estimates, a film and digital production tax credit cost the state’s budget $393 million in direct revenue between 2006 and 2014 in the form of tax credits claimed by companies and direct spending by the state supporting their growth.
Matthew Baringer, an Athens native and graphic designer, runs a free monthly event at Cine called “Bad Movie Night,” where he screens some of the most notoriously bad films in the history of cinema.
Considering what Glover has proven he could do with FX’s Atlanta, the Glovers’ involvement is yet another reason for fans to be psyched for the blockbuster to arrive.
Galveston, which stars Elle Fanning, Ben Foster and Beau Bridges, filmed on Savannah and Tybee Island last year.
At age 19, most people are worried about choosing a major in college. For Mya Morton, her concern is getting…
The Arbor Day movie screenings are a preview to this summer’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, set for July 26-27. Organizers hope the productions shown here will inspire local filmmakers and film students to make their own environmental documentaries.
We travel to Atlanta for an hour with Andrew Lackey, Award Winning Audio Director, Sound Designer and Owner of Atlanta-based Wabi Sabi Sound Inc., whose music and sounds accompany the hottest video games in the now estimated $18.4 billion interactive entertainment market.
MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin highlighted the contributions of the Marvel Studios production made to Georgia as it generated $83.9 Million to the state’s economy.
Senators John Kennedy, Chris Coons, Thom Tillis, Bob Corker and Cory Booker introduced the bipartisan CLASSICS Act, taking a step closer to closing a flawed loophole that leaves some of our most cherished artists out of the federal copyright system.
Sumptuous Media sent us this amazing video reel about what goes on behind the scenes in a table top food shoot. This one is for Golden Corral. The camera work and motion control were flawless. http://sumptuousmedia.com/
After Hollywood sweetened its film incentive in hopes of luring back productions from states like Georgia, rumors have swirled that Marvel Studios plans to pull out of the Peach State and start doing much of its work in California.
The film industry is booming in Buffalo.
“We’ve had quite an explosion of new jobs and new revenue into town,” said Tim Clark, the Buffalo-Niagara region film commissioner. “It’s really, really growing by leaps and bounds still.”
Japanese subsidiary OFS is spending $138.9 million to expand two facilities in Gwinnett and Carroll counties.
The 147 year-old State Theatre of Georgia has launched a film division aimed at cultivating an indigenous movie industry in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley.
The community is encouraged to attend the 10th annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 22-23 on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah.
Charles talks about the explosion of growth the film industry is seeing in Savannah. From the number of productions to the rising number of crews available, this is a special time for Savannah.
Dozens of television shows and movies film in Atlanta every year, but filmakers like northern Fulton County too.
The three-day festival is at Trustees Theater, SCAD Museum of Art and Tybee Post Theater. Screenings are free, though attendees are encouraged to donate to the sanctuary at the door, ideally about the price of a standard movie ticket.
Georgia College is embracing what the school says could be the future of collegiate sports, creating an esports team that plays against other schools in an NCAA conference.
With the 2018 legislative session in start, local filmmakers fear that more cuts to film incentive programs will lead to a greater deficit in media productions.
Robyn Lively and Shanola Hampton will star in Through the Glass Darkly, a psychological thriller written by Lauren Fash and Susan Graham and directed by newcomer Fash.
Freida Pinto and Tony-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. are set to star in Only, written and directed by Takashi Doscher.
The Savannah Film Alliance will lead a delegation of film and television professionals from the Savannah area to participate in Film Day at the Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The Georgia State University Alumni Association has named the honorees in its first class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40.
Over the past 10 years, Rusty has expanded from a one-man operation to three full-time employees, one part-time employee and four trucks. The team has worked on nearly 400 productions.
The first day of SCAD’s seventh annual aTVfest in Atlanta included a schedule packed with workshops, panels and press junkets. One of the panel discussions included “The Evolution of Content Development.”
Georgia Entertainment News is proud to bring you this special profile on the music side of Georgia’s booming entertainment industry. We sit down with Brian Brasher, Co-Owner and President of Atlanta-based Pitch Hammer Music to learn about his boutique music production company.
In 2017, film and television productions in Illinois generated $423 million for the local economy and close to 14,000 jobs.
The same week that hundreds of people auditioned for a movie set to be filmed in the old Albany High School building, production has been suspended.
Brynn tells us about her company and what they do. Crew 22 is a pipeline for film companies seeking crews in Georgia. It is a much better option than bringing in a crew all the way from New York or LA.
The Atlanta Film Festival announces the quarterfinalists in the 2018 Screenplay Competition chosen from over 1,000 submissions.
Andrew Henry’s impressive artistic resume now incudes murals for the fictional town of Wind Gap, Missouri, the town in the upcoming HBO series “Sharp Objects,” starring Amy Adams.
GPP announces their special guests for their upcoming meeting Tuesday: Tenderfoot TV and Angela Miele.
The 2018 ScreenCraft Writers Summit, in partnership with the Atlanta Film Society, announces new panelists and sponsors.
Georgia State University has named the rosters of its inaugural varsity esports teams, part of the expanding field of competitive gaming at the collegiate level.
On Jan. 1, Georgia hit start on a digital entertainment incentive program to stimulate creation of even more video games and interactive productions.
2017 was a big year for collegiate eSports. The list of U.S. colleges offering varsity eSports programs grew to at least 56 institutions.
A full plate of agenda items were placed on the discussion table for Columbus City Council.
The University of Georgia French Film Festival will be showing a different French film every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Tate theatre for the entire month of February.
This event is sure to be an incredible opportunity for your church body to experience a powerful life-affirming film. Not only that, but because the film is a faith—friendly romance, it is also a compelling outreach tool for others to come and be a part of a night that will offer healing and hope.
The Association of Film Commissioners International announced its 2018 Board of Directors, as well as the latest crop of film commissioners worldwide to earn AFCI Certification.
Craig tells us how important it is to have Georgia-based content developers. This includes positions like writers, producers, and directors.
In PrinceNapped, the first mobile game from Atlanta-based developer Ker-Chunk Games, it’s Prince Edwin who needs to be rescued and the heroine Clara who must do the saving, vaporizing water and clearing the path for Edwin to escape.
The growth continued in 2017 with the industry contributing $137 million in economic impact to Chatham County, spread across 260 projects, including 12 feature films, 23 television projects, 13 commercials and 161 student projects, according to the recently released annual Savannah Area Film Office report.
Here’s a deal: For every dollar you spend, you can make almost $9 back. Here’s a scoop: Kentucky filmmakers become empowered to tell Kentucky stories, ensuring that the next generation of young Kentuckians stay put, adding to the economic impact and artistic flavor of the place we call home.
In 2018, re:imagine/ATL is launching a new series of Saturday “Crash Course” workshops to train Atlanta-area students in film and media production while connecting them with local media industry professionals.
The Savannah Music Festival and Southbound Brewing Company are partnering for the fourth straight year to release a springtime IPA for the 2018 festival developed over a shared love of live music.
Drew tells us the main reason he moved his company to Georgia was independent film-making. He thinks independent film-making is the heartbeat of film. It does not rely on Hollywood.
The GGDA’s Best in Georgia Competition encourages teams from the Global Game Jam to continue working on their games after the jam is over. The competition not only looks at what they bring to the jam, but what they can do in the weeks following.
Apple selected three teams of young filmmakers for a month-long workshop that connected the students with Apple’s professionals with creative talent.
The House of Delegates engaged in a vigorous debate about the value of West Virginia’s film tax credit and then left off on a cliffhanger.
GreenScene of Coastal Georgia is accepting short film submissions for its annual Green Screen Environmental Film Festival. The Festival will…
Last March, the first-ever tax incentive for Georgia’s music industry was passed by the state legislature. The Georgia Music Investment Act officially went into effect with the new year and now the state of Georgia is open for business.
The mother of a stuntman who fell to his death on the set of “The Walking Dead” in Georgia has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the show’s network and other parties, saying unreasonably low budgets led to inadequate safety precautions.
Bryan McBrien discusses some exciting trends he is seeing in Atlanta. One of these is studio development. More and more studios are making Atlanta their home. Another is the growth of sound stages.
Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, SCAD-Atlanta , Georgia Tech and SCAD-Savannah/Guild Hall have already registered sites for the 2018…
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced its lineup for the sixth annual SCAD aTVfest, Atlanta’s only TV festival attracting industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD’s award-winning buildings in Midtown Atlanta.
For its 18th year, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns to local cinemas with a robust lineup of movies that showcase such themes as Jewish-American life, the Holocaust, Israeli cinema and, particularly this year, the realm of arts and entertainment.
If you’re in the mood for catching a movie or other specialty program in a cinematic setting, you’ve found the right column. Each week Film Scene takes a look ahead at the next seven days’ worth of alternative cinema events taking place around the greater Savannah area.
Georgia is now a top location for film and television production, and aspiring film workers are flocking to Atlanta for a chance to get in on the action.