Atlanta may indeed be the “Hollywood of the South,” but rarely does the city show up in the film as a viable star.
There’s a new addition of ways film lovers can enjoy right here at the springer opera house and today they brought in award-winning animation producer, Jeff Scheetz.
“The timing of this event could not be better,” says Peter Hoffman. “It coincides with World Refugee Day, designated by the United Nations as an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution.”
It seems like every city is searching for its niche as the “Silicon Valley of…” But what cities may not immediately realize is that rather than trying to emulate the very specific and unique Silicon Valley culture, they might be better served to use what they’re already good at to bolster their tech cred.
Taking a break Friday from production of his latest film, “My Brother’s Keeper,” now being shot in Columbus, Ty Manns expressed confidence that the city can become a thriving mecca of movie-making in the coming years.
2018 marks the 37th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival, the Lowcountry’s only entirely free week-long music festival featuring regional, national and international world-class jazz.
This year’s award will be shared by Shay Griffin, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Melissa Goodman and Ric Reitz. This group was instrumental in securing tax credits that have propelled Georgia into a leading position for network television production.
High school athletes in Forsyth County could soon take to the digital playing fields.
California’s share of overall U.S. film production has dropped by a third, declining from nearly 40 percent in 2007 to just over 26 percent in 2017. Georgia’s has soared from 2 percent of overall U.S. film production to more than 15 percent in 2017.
The Federation Internationale de Football Association announced that the 2026 World Cup will be played in North America, with games in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Gwinnett Technical College is beginning to shut down an academic program that overhauled its curriculum last fall and recently experienced a spike in enrollment.
State Representative Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville) was recently appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve as a member of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Advisory Commission.
Due to the upcoming World Cup, Universal delayed the US Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opening and instead released it internationally. The movie will release in the US June 22nd. This move was a success as the international opening brought in over $150 million even without China, who is set to release it in a few days.
The event includes both an educational and social forum to connect, learn and grow with a workshop: How to Package Your Film for Funding, so content creators can bring their stories to life while putting Georgia talent to work and leveraging the infrastructure that has made Georgia the #1 state for filmmaking.
Atlanta is now the top film location in the nation. Want to get in on the action?
Imagine Music Festival added Bassnectar and Kaskade to the lineup of its 5th annual event, which will be held September 21 through 23 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“Entertainment” is a roughly $2 billion industry in DeKalb County.
On Saturday, June 16, Georgia’s film community will pack Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre for the third annual Women in Production Summit.
Columbus State University students were recently recognized on stage at the Atlanta Film Festival for their work on the production of an award-winning film.
Rising Actress Cassandra Hollis portrays a character based on current Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jan Gorniak, on the upcoming television series, “ATL Homicide,” premiering on the TVOne network on July 9, 2018.
Two of LA and Atlanta’s finest actors, Drew Waters and Erin Bethea, are set to lead an audition intensive weekend for Atlanta actors at Actor Boutique – Atlanta’s premier acting studio owned by Emmy Award Winning Actress Natalia Livingston.
Made 15 years after The Room turned them into cult stars, their irreverent new buddy picture capitalizes on their pop culture personas to craft a satisfyingly strange adventure about a mortician and a homeless man looking to turn their luck around.
Lorielle talks to us about WIFTA and all the great things they do to empower women in the film and TV industry. They are the 3rd largest Women in Film organization behind LA and New York. They offer content, provide workshops and programs, host mixers, and encourage women to network.
Kansas City will soon become the center of a dystopian society, divided by a Berlin Wall-esque line that separates liberal and conservative states.
A new film currently being hot in Columbus is fusing familiar Hollywood faces with locals to tell a story about faith and loss. “My Brother’s Keeper” by writer and executive producer Ty Manns is on location in Columbus over the next three weeks.
n real estate, location is everything, and that’s equally true of the TV business, where tax incentives, production costs and travel logistics can make the difference between whether a series set in Boston is actually shot in Boston or on a Paramount Studios soundstage.
The Atlanta Film Festival is pleased to congratulate writer/director Eimi Imanishi and Suzanne Andrews Correa as they have been selected for Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Class of 2018.
Two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Michael Pena have joined Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper in Warner Bros.’ crime drama The Mule.
“Chief Movie Buff” Carrie Burns talks about how she started out 6 years ago just giving tours to friends for large events and mostly Walking Dead events. After a while this hobby bloomed into a successful business!
As Hulu continues to scale its subscriber base, add thousands of new hours of content, develop award-winning original series, increase its premium advertising offerings and expand its footprint in the live pay television space, Hulu is re-organizing its business to more effectively serve and delight consumers and drive overall growth.
Summer filming is heating up with projects across the state right now.
Filming is now underway on the live-action feature film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, directed by Katt Shea (Poison Ivy).
With the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 drawing large crowds June 12-14 and the gaming industry bringing in over $100 billion per year globally, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Cities for Gamers.
Aprio, LLP, a full-service CPA-led business advisory firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire HPC, a technology-driven, cloud-based accounting firm with a global footprint.
Over the years, Macon has been home to some pretty big productions for Hollywood, from ‘The Fifth Wave’ to ‘I, Tonya.’
The city of Johns Creek’s summer programming is in full swing, and residents are invited to bring their families down to Newtown Park on Saturday to enjoy a free movie on an inflatable screen.
The Fountain City is the set of a new movie called “My Brothers Keeper.”
California legislators have moved forward on extending the California Film and Television production tax credit for five years beyond its 2020 expiration.
While Deadpool 2 continues to claim the top spot on the charts, Solo more than likely will not surpass its sister Star Wars spinoff Rogue One. The bad reception of Solo is leaving Disney scratching its head and rethinking their strategy.
My Sudden Sight Productions announces the world premiere of Depth Perception, a recent addition to the 2018 Atlanta Fringe Festival.
Brennen Dicker, a film and video professional with 20 years of experience, has been named executive director of Georgia State University’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII).
Cumulus Media Inc. announced that the Company has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 having reduced its debt by more than $1 billion.
As a TV writer, comedian and independent filmmaker, Lamar Woods is a triple threat in Hollywood.
Joanie Lamb believes fate brought her to Augusta.
Let’s face it. It’s really cool that Georgia is known as Y’allywood. In addition to Will Smith and Emily Blunt, Georgia is host to Mel Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg, and many more A-List celebrities, all thanks to our booming film industry.
Jeff talks to us about his firm’s involvement in movie set injury cases. One aspect of these cases he has noticed is that most of the time a culture of safety has not be created by those in charge.
People who know DeKalb County well may recognize the eerie Hawkins National Laboratory in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” as the former Georgia Mental Health Institute on Emory University’s campus.
Bright Screen Studio is Atlanta’s newest Photography, Filmmaking and Music Video Production rental facility. Located in West Midtown Atlanta, they strive to make your production a complete success.
Drew talks to us about how the abundance of resources in Georgia makes it an attractive choice for independent film-makers. He is a great example of this, moving his company from LA to Atlanta.
Star Andrew Lincoln, who has played beleaguered former sheriff Rick Grimes since the show’s premiere, will exit the AMC zombie drama in its upcoming ninth season, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.
U2 brought more than inspiring rock ‘n’ roll to Infinite Energy Arena on Monday night.
The band also set the record for the highest-grossing event in the arena’s history (which had actually just been established with the May 11 Justin Timberlake show at the venue).
IronE Singleton opens doors to his new acting school, IronE School of the Arts, offering private and group training in the arts for actors and aspiring actors of all ages, worldwide and FREE acting workshops to underprivileged youth.
It’s no secret that Georgia’s film industry has exploded in recent years. As a result of the tax credit the state offers filmmakers, Georgia has become the world’s largest producer of film.
Gov. Nathan Deal is making his annual journey to Los Angeles to court Hollywood executives for the state’s booming film business.
The American Youth Film Festival will celebrate its 4th Annual Festival in Atlanta, Georgia at The Westin Peachtree Plaza June 13 – 16, 2018. The theme is “Lights. Camera. Action! – It’s Your Time to Shine!”
Aaron is old school when it comes to movies. When asked, most of his choices for his favorite movie are John Wayne films. He truly is an old soul in that department!
This spring, spotting Tom Hanks became sort of a game among locals. Social media accounts revealed enthusiastic sightings of the megastar at eateries like City Pork, Galatoire’s Bistro and The Velvet Cactus, and shops like Cottonwood Books.
Thanks to generous tax breaks, robust infrastructure and experienced crews, the state of Georgia has grown into the third-largest production hub in the U.S. Features, TV series, animation, music videos, commercials and games all qualify for credits of up to 30%.
The Force was not with Solo: A Star Wars Story after all, not as much as Disney and Lucasfilm were expecting. Solo may recover but it will face soon new competition. Universal’s gigantic beasts of Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom will start roaming overseas theaters on Junes 6 and will hit US shores on June 22.
On Wednesday night, a capacity crowd gathered at Moonshine Post-Production for the Georgia Entertainment 102 event. It was an evening of networking, but also a time to celebrate Georgia’s dynamic entertainment industry.
Chad talks to us about American President and Savannah Smiles. Those are Chad’s two favorite movies. Chad loves how you go through almost every emotion in Savannah Smiles.
The Mall of Georgia is inviting residents to help it celebrate the 10th anniversary of its “Movies Under The Stars” series this summer.
If Matt Hullum, CEO of Austin-based entertainment network Rooster Teeth, and Gray G. Haddock, the head of the company’s animation studio, spend much time battling insecurity about their place in the wider media landscape, they don’t show it.
Georgia high school students will now be able to take dramatic writing for film, television and theater as an English language arts course.
The break room was buzzing at Skillshot Media. The new eSports production company, a subsidiary of video game developer Hi-Rez Studios, is already hosting its second tournament since opening in early May.
Deadpool 2 opened last weekend with $300 million, a huge release but not quite as successful as the original Deadpool. Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War will have stiff competition coming up with the new Star Wars and Jurassic World movies coming out.
This year, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is teaming up with one of the fastest-growing new social media apps called SpokeHub, a platform that allows users to connect and chat in real-time around topics and events.
Lynn talks to us about how the company came about and how they started dipping their feet into the film industry. They are licensed in insurance in most states so they can help clients about anywhere in the country.
Season 2 of IFC’s “Brockmire” premieres tonight, with the show shifting ballpark locales for ’18. Season 1 saw Luther Williams Field in Macon, Ga., serve as the home for the fictional Morristown (Pa.) Frackers.
Sci-fi thriller Anon sees Clive Owen play a detective in a near-future where everyone’s life is recorded down to the millisecond.
Two Josh Brolin-led Marvel movies dominated the domestic box office this weekend, led by 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2.”
Valdosta State University Continuing Education has once again partnered with Black Rocket Productions LLC to help area children between the ages of 8 and 14 launch their creativity this summer.
Bryan talks to us about the company’s main facility in Hampton that includes a 13,000 square foot greenhouse. They also have a large farmhouse that is available for filming and will soon host weddings and events there as well.
The three employees running Kentucky’s film office spent the last week of January watching emails roll in.
Reinforcing Hulu’s position as one of the world’s top 10 direct-to-consumer entertainment brands, the company announced that it has surpassed 20 million U.S. subscribers.
The world-famous eccentric master gardener designed the yards of Atlanta’s elite (including Anne Cox Chambers), once owned a beloved garden shop in Buckhead, opened his own flowering wonderland in Decatur for tours, and could be seen about town donning umissable colorful tunics, hats, and jewelry.
On a muggy May evening in 1981, a group of musicians pulled up to the curb across from the Fox Theatre and started lugging their instruments into a nightclub where the Georgian Terrace parking deck now stands.
The National Infantry Museum Foundation and the Muscogee Moms will be bringing back the NIM Kids Summer Film Fest.
A television show is set to film its pilot in Downtown Macon next month.
Georgia film is as busy as ever, and coming off the heels of The Avengers: Infinity War blowing up the box office the state has gotten even more publicity for being a great place to film.
Georgia Entertainment News sits down with Head of Communication, Media & Journalism Dr. Jeff Marker to preview the upcoming Georgia Film Festival hosted by the University of North Georgia from May 18-20.
190 SCCPSS students from 16 schools at all levels were awarded District recognition and advanced to state-level competition in the Georgia Student Media Festival this month. Charles Bowen, of The Bowen Law Group, will serve as the event’s emcee.
Michael sits down with us and takes us on a verbal journey of how and why his company moved to Atlanta and how Atlanta’s culture was a part of that. Another part is the fact that crews and studios are moving to and originating from Georgia.
How does a local kid with dreams of creating movies get his foot in the door of Georgia’s billion-dollar film industry? Darrius Tucker of McDonough found a way.
This year, the global eSports industry is projected to grow to more than $900 million in revenue, a year-over-year growth of 38 percent. This fast-growing media empire holds promise of fame and fortune, involving big sponsors, sold-out tournaments and fan followings in the millions around the world.