The workshop, “RIFF 101- An introduction to our local international film festival,” is being offered to encourage local residents to attend the 4-day film festival, now in its 14th year in Rome.
A nuclear bomb was ‘irretrievably lost’ off the coast of Savannah, Georgia some 50 years ago and now has become the backdrop for a film.
Gay Hammond, director of WonderQuest, has adapted Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of the man-cub Mowgli and his funny, faithful friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther in their wild adventures.
She has more than 200 voice, dialect and text coaching credits in theater, television, audio book productions, and movies.
The most successul TV series to date has been “Army Wives” on the Lifetime network which filmed in Charleston and North Charleston for seven seasons and spent more than $100 million.
Early last week AMC seemed to pour gasoline on the embers of fear by unexpectedly pre-announcing Q2 earnings that fell far short of Wall Street expectations. It added that it anticipates “a very challenging” Q3.
Analyzing these shots is a valuable exercise for beginning to understand many cinematic techniques, from the use of color to pacing to the variation of shot sizes.
Whether you’re an editor, post-production artist, producer or director, the methods demonstrated in this course will provide you with the skills to maximize your budget, get the most out of your footage and make the best possible version of your film.
“Our lawyer didn’t even know what to do [when making the Deadpool deal] for Stephen. He was like, ‘No one does that. No one goes from staff writer to creator in a year. What do we do?’ “
Alan talks about the four areas of focus for his practice as it relates to practicing law in the film and entertainment industry.
“When people got fed up with filming in L.A., they moved to Louisiana. When they got fed up with filming in Louisiana, they moved to Georgia. Everything’s filmed in Georgia now… So our attitude is, ‘Why can’t Oklahoma be the next Georgia? Eventually, it’s going to be too expensive to film in Georgia.”
“In general, productions are more open to the undiscovered kid talent here that doesn’t have the credits,” says Rita Harrell of Big Picture Casting in Decatur, Ga. “The first choice is to get kids locally, almost always.”
Eleven of the 12 subject matter experts supported the conclusion that transparency concerns exist at multiple ad agencies and holding companies.
Kimberlin discusses how they encourage companies to work with the nonprofit to create opportunities for young up and comers.
Stevenson said tax credit programs are stable in states with well-established programs, like Georgia.
Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America commented on the Senate confirmations of Brendan Carr and Jessica Roseworcel to serve as commissioners for the Federal Communications Commission.
Numbers are down 46 percent across the board, leaving a dismal $123 million total for the entire US box office this weekend.
Since SCAD unexpectedly assumed control of the day-to-day programming and operations of the Lucas Theatre a few months back, there has been a notable and impressive uptick in the frequency and variety of cinematic presentations on the giant screen.
Through Senoia Enterprises, Tigchelaar and Brian Jagt have spent the past decade developing downtown Senoia, which has become a “Walking Dead” tourist town and was home to the fictional Woodbury seasons three and four.
One of the greatest needs to facilitate additional work in Rome is the development of a sound stage. “It needs to be a giant clear span building that is completely sound-proof and air conditioned.” Ingram said.
Netflix is creating a version of “The Haunting of Hill House,” which a modern re-imagining of the classic 1959 horror book. Carla Gugino (“Wayward Pines,” “Spy Kids”) and Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones,” “Orphan Black”) star in the 10-episode straight-to-series.
“Our contention is this tax credit, which again is about $420 million per year, could be a lot smaller and still attract almost all the same business.” – says John Kaehny, executive director at Reinvent Albany.
The album is available for pre-order now, in vinyl and CD formats, at greggallman.com, in various package combinations that include live picture discs, T-shirts, posters and other tie-in items.
Word of the theft spread rapidly via social media, and several musician friends of the club – including Jason Isbell, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and David Lowery of Cracker – offered thousands of dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s).
In the film industry, we have worked on Southern Nights in Savannah, the Miki Howard story and Royal Pains TV show, along with other productions. We provided executive protection for Tiffani Taylor the artist, as well as for the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon.
This should be an informative and lively panel discussion about how local businesses can benefit from the production boom, and what we can do to create a sustainable creative infrastructure independent of tax credits.
Sony execs were all smiles after their abysmally reviewed Emoji movie ended its US debut with $25.6 million. They made the film, which is about a gaggle of emoticons living in a digital city in a boy’s cell phone, for just $50 million.
Scott Hunter, a veteran stuntman and actor who’s running on the Voice of Atlanta slate, is seeking to unseat Reitz. “Our incumbent president, Ric Reitz, owns a company that sells tax credits to productions.”
Aspiring writers tend to overwrite: story, action, dialogue, description. Writing movies is really simpler than it seems. And the best stories, time after time, are proven to be relatively simple. Those who do that well tend to rise to the top.
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Tytan, I would come to learn, already has an illustrious history as a production company. As I took a seat at the conference table and exchanged handshakes, I couldn’t help but notice the desk to my left covered in Emmy’s and advertising awards.
It’s been 5 years since Clint Eastwood came to Macon to film the movie, “Trouble with the Curve,” and Tuesday, he’ll be back in Central Georgia to film a new movie at Robins Air Force Base.
Craig Miller talks about how and why it is essential to the state’s entertainment industry to nurture the creation of content right here in Georgia.
Over the years Wallace has created and espoused an array of university events, including SCAD Fashwknd, the Savannah Film Festival, SCAD Define Art, SCAD A TV Fest, SCAD Style and the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival.
SoundExchange would distribute royalties for pre-‘72 recordings played by Internet, cable and satellite radio services just as it does for post-‘72 recordings. Currently only sound recordings made after 1972 receive payments from digital radio services under federal law.
Poised to become Netflix’s next hit show, Georgia-filmed “Ozark” tells of a Chicago financial advisor involved with money laundering. After a business deal with a drug cartel goes south, he and his family escape to the Missouri Ozarks so that he can pay back his former boss.
Each performance features multiple Georgia musicians in the places that inspire them. Cities participating include Athens, Augusta, LaGrange, Rome, Savannah and Valdosta.
With all the filming, building and educational changes, it’s no wonder that Atlanta is going from “Hotlanta” to “Hollywood of the South” or, as some are calling it, “Y’allywood.”
This year the festival has added animation as its own category and top winners in all categories will receive cash prizes as well as awards.
The president of the board of directors for the festival, Julie Wilkerson, says they chose to finish with that film as a way to transition into Bragg Jam.
The bill grants sound recordings made prior to 1972 federal copyright law protection to ensure royalty payments for legacy artists.
Deal to Add Full Libraries of Popular Programming Including How I Met Your Mother, M*A*S*H, NYPD Blue, Bones, Glee, Burn Notice and more to Hulu.
After four years taking place in Denton, North Carolina, award-winning bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent are moving their annual Landfest in the Mountains festival to scenic Hiawassee, Georgia this year.
By the time Will Martin graduated from Savannah’s H.V. Jenkins High School, his juvenile diabetes was overtaking his future. “I was slipping into kidney failure, losing my eyesight and on dialysis,” he says. “Frankly, I didn’t know how long I would live.”
Productions with a budget higher than $100,000 may be allowed to waive fees for hiring off-duty police officers. Productions with a crew of more than 12 people and a budget of more than $30,000 could receive waivers for reservation fees at city parks, community centers and other public spaces.
In 2014, following the ISIS attacks on the Kurdish people and city of Kobane, Bazidi went to the Syrian-Turkish border to volunteer with relief efforts. He encountered a cause and a people group hurting. He took his camera and used it to bring the story of Evlin and the Kurdish people to light.
Visions of a boundless economic boost have led GCFC to push for an $80 million annual incentive. While the current credit has lured its share of movies and television programs, a larger incentive would attract more productions and allow for creation of soundstages, production offices and additional filmmaking infrastructure.
Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office Lee Thomas talks about the growth of the film production workforce, and how through the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative, the state is working to help provide this important industry with the workers and talent needed for continue growth.
“I want to see the next generation of films shot in Georgia, written in Georgia, with Georgia writers and producers,” Glynn Beard, director of the Film and Digital Media Center.
Atlanta is a really special city. You have diversity in crew, a sustainable middle class, affordable housing, and some really incredible food. It is also a very pretty city: greener than most.
For artists, this can often stem from miscommunication with clients and team members, an ineffective workflow, burn out and more.
A search of Occupational Safety and Health Administration records from 1972, the first year records are electronically available, to the present shows only five film-industry enforcement reports in Georgia.
Eight studio and independent features were selected from 92 applications for the $68 million handed out in the latest round of tax incentives that are designed to attract more big-budget movie shoots to California.
Chad Casey talks about catering his transportation business to Georgia’s entertainment industry.
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.
Georgia and Louisiana offering millions of dollars in production subsidies, local production executives say they’ve seen Miami’s vaunted film industry steadily pulled out of state by incentive dollars.
Albany Film Liaison Rashelle Beasley worked with film representatives on “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”. The 36-member crew shot in Albany for five days resulting in an economic impact of $56,360.
The committee’s work will likely span several years, with lawmakers taking up the larger tax incentives first. Albers said the group, which the Senate created during the most recent session through a resolution, will consider whether some incentives are worth expanding and whether others should be discontinued.
Silver Screen Rentals, the largest locations equipment and service provider in Louisiana, has expanded to Atlanta, Georgia, the film production capital of the world.
It’s about two childhood friends who reconnect in Macon, Georgia. It explores life in the South and two characters dealing with Southern expectations.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met in a one-day videoconference plenary and approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
Of the subscriber additions, 1.1 million were from the US, while 4.1 million were from international markets. International segment now accounts for slightly over 50% of Netflix’s total membership base.
“This trial disclosed a number of exceptionally poor judgments and ignored opportunities by CSX Transportation to prevent this tragedy.”
There was no monkeying around this weekend over at Fox Studios, as summer set piece War for the Planet of the Apes took off in the US and Canada with $56.5 million in first place. With the first battle over, this weekend’s box office champ has made a nice beachhead but there are still a lot of skirmishes left to win before it can call its campaign victorious.
The Commissioner met with companies that have made significant investments in the state including the Pinewood Studios Group. Pinewood Studios Group represents Georgia’s rise to the top as a film destination. 320 film and television productions shot in Georgia in the past year.
“The state of Georgia has the most robust incentive program,” says Christine Dudley, director of the Illinois Film Office. “They incentivize anything that walks across the street.”
Matthew owns Matthew Head Productions and does a lot of work right here in Georgia. He is currently the musical producer for Greenleaf – the popular show on the OWN network.
David is the executive producer at Sumtuous Media. He talks about how they interact with clients in the region.
“It’s really a funny industry, because you might receive a call on Friday with a need for Monday, or even next day. These requests often seem spontaneous. The more we deal with the industry, the more proficient we have become in meeting the quick needs that arise last minute in entertainment.”
“We had 409 writers’ rooms in North America last year. About 15 or 16 of those writers’ rooms were in New York. All the rest were in Los Angeles.” GFA executive director Jeff Stepakoff
Last month, the Department of Education released the new Georgia Standards for Excellence in media, visual and theater arts, which revises the arts guidelines in the Georgia Performance Standards of 2009.
Eastwood is directing the movie. It will be called The 15:17 to Paris. According to imbd.com, the movie is based on american soldiers discovering a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.
To try and stem the exodus of industry workers to states like Georgia, which has a film incentive program worth more than $60 million, commissioners have largely supported a measure that would establish a county-based tax rebate incentive program.
Lawyer and Founder of Southern Gateway Production Services Charles Bowen discusses the impact of unions on the film industry in Savannah.
We chatted with Baena, who is known for his offbeat comedies Life After Beth and Joshy (and for co-writing I Heart Huckabees), on the plight of the clergy and the absurdity of British accents being used as a catch-all for historical adaptations.
One hundred organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding.
On the average day in 2016, the average American age fifteen and older spent about 15 minutes playing games, up from 10 minutes in 2003, according to the survey.
CIMFest is the GGDA’s annual Columbus Interactive Media Festival, featuring the latest in game development, simulations and more. Some of the sessions will stream live.
US sales alone were worth $117 million, making it the second biggest opening ever for Sony without adjusting for inflation. Spiderman swung into 56 foreign markets and netted $140 million there in its first weekend abroad.
“Georgia’s growth in the film industry – from $67.7 million in direct spending in FY 2007 to $2.7 billion in FY 2017 – is unprecedented, not only in production spend, but also in the amount of investment that has been made in infrastructure.”
– Lee Thomas
The items end up going to homeless shelters, homes for women and children in dangerous situations, and others among the 5,000 non-profits in metro Atlanta.
After raising more than half a million dollars at last year’s intimate, stripped-down performance at the Grand Opera House, this year the concert expands to the significantly larger Macon Coliseum.
It targeted some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Ray Liotta, Helen Hunt, Tea Leoni, James Cromwell, Julie Christie and Kevin Kline.
At launch, the tool includes more than 8,000 apps that violate the intellectual property rights of content owners, and it will be updated with new pirate apps as they are identified and shared by TAG members and other supporting organizations.
Twenty two short films will be screened between 12:30 PM and 9:00 PM, with a Hollywood-style Awards Presentation from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM where we show clips of nominees, announce winners and hand out trophies!