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World Box Office: Venom on Top Again

Venom, with Tom Hardy as the Marvel anti-hero, topped the domestic and international charts, followed by A Star Is Born. In North America, the $100 million comic book adaptation added $35.7 million, for a total so far of $142 million. Overseas, an extra $41.2 million this past weekend brought the total to $253 million, for an impressive worldwide cumulative of $379 million and also the title of the No.1 film in 54 countries.

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Esports is the newest sport in Floyd County

Video games are not a sport in a traditional sense, however esports is new type of activity that brings high school students from across the country together to develop team building skills, communication, as well as coordination; and it is now an official varsity sport at Floyd County Schools.

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SCAD announces line-up for 21st annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

The Savannah College of Art and Design will celebrate the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival, an annual acclamation of cinematic excellence, Oct. 27 – Nov. 3. A key stop on the Oscar festival circuit, SCAD Savannah Film Festival will screen a total of 164 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 115 shorts, more than any year before.

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Don’t Miss Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018 October 6-7

Cine Gear Expo kicks off its inaugural Hollywood-style event at the world-renowned Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette, Georgia on October 6-7, 2018. The 2-day Expo will offer the bustling Atlanta production community a relaxed venue to get caught up on techniques, tools and trade secrets.

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Never Wants to Leave the AMC Zombie Drama

The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln’s reign as Rick Grimes will end at some point in the weeks ahead. However Lincoln exits the AMC drama in the forthcoming season nine (circumstances are shrouded in secrecy, even if the departure itself is publicly known), there’s no doubt that the man waged and won his fair share of battles over the better part of a decade as zombie-killing Rick.

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World Box Office: LeBron’s Smallfoot takes the top spot

Smallfoot, an animated comedy featuring the voice cast of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Common, and LeBron James, that launched in 49 territories and produced $14 million, for a worldwide total of $38.6 million. The overseas success was fueled by Latin America, where Smallfoot was the No. 1 title. Mexico alone produced $3.6 million.

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What’s filming in Atlanta now?

It’s been another busy month in Atlanta’s Hollywood of the South. As usual, a wide variety of films, television productions, and everything in between is gracing our city.

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Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival back for third year

In its third year, the Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival has a rich lineup filled with diversity in front of and behind the cameras. A boutique-style film festival, The Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival attracts a diverse audience of dedicated fans and inspires a new generation of under-represented filmmakers, also known as “sci-fi creatives” from all over the world.

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Savannah Film Fest: 10 Top Doc Directors Set For Hollywood Reporter Panel October 28th

Exciting news for doc lovers: The SCAD Savannah Film Festival and The Hollywood Reporter have selected 10 top documentary features from 2018 that will be represented by their directors at this year’s edition of the fest’s celebrated “Docs to Watch Panel” — which will be presented by THR and moderated by yours truly for the fifth consecutive year — at SCAD’s Lucas Theatre on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 28.

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World Box Office: The Nun Narrowly Beats out The House with a Clock in Its Walls for Top Spot

The big-screen adaptation of the kids book The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a pre-Halloween family film with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, had a good start. It topped the US charts, with close to $27 million. Internationally, 14 territories added $8.7 million, with the U.K. alone good for $4.3 million. With a worldwide cumulative of $35.6 million, The House with a Clock in Its Walls came in at No. 2 on the global charts this week, where the champion was once again The Nun.

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Marian Green on Working in Savannah and Atlanta

Marian talks to us about how Savannah and Atlanta are different when working in the film industry. She also talks about her upcoming show she worked on called “Living the Dream” and how she used that opportunity to hire locally for stunts.

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Ben Sherwood to Exit Disney-ABC Following Fox Acquisition

We are about a week or so away from Disney unveiling the names of top 21st Century Fox executives who would be joining the company following the acquisition of key Fox assets; an announcement of the company’s post-acquisition structure expected may be coming on Oct.1.

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