Nearly 500 films and television productions were filmed in Georgia this year and Columbus played a big role in bringing in those productions.
Georgia’s’ reign as the No. 1 filming location in the world may have come to an end, according to a report Monday in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
With a gubernatorial nomination in hand, Republican Brian Kemp has begun sharpening his approach on a few key issues. Call them course corrections, if you prefer.
The Savannah Music Festival Executive Committee and Board of Directors announces the hire of David Pratt as Executive Director following the recent resignation of Rob Gibson from the Executive & Artistic Director position.
If you love the movies, you’ll love the new additions to the Macon Film Festival. The festival’s 13th year kicks off this week, and each year they add more ways to enjoy the shows.
One of Netflix’s newest series “Insatiable,” which was filmed in Newnan, has met with both national criticism and local praise.
From age 16 to 24, Amanda Tarvis worked as a waitress in food service. She never imagined a life in the film industry.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated a total economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2018.
Hi-Rez Studios announced the next phase in its company evolution and growth from self-publishing studio into multi-game publisher with distinct studios as well as esports and art services available to third-parties.
Columbus State University was approved by the Board of Regents to offer the first ever nexus degree in film production.
How would you like to be a stand-in for the sequel to one of the most legendary horror films of all time? Well, here’s your chance.
TV One announced that production is underway in Atlanta, GA on a new original holiday film, Coins For Christmas.
Aside from the infectious energy, watching the live taping of hip-hop improv show Wild ‘n Out isn’t much different from watching the show itself. While TV viewers get commercial breaks, the live audience waits as cast and crew run around the stage preparing for the next segment.
Sit at the back of the movie theater, and it’s possible to see the appeal of ScreenX, the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away from Netflix.
Tyler Perry Studios has hired veteran production executive Michelle Sneed as president of production and development, a post that will encompass both film and television.
The Meg, starring Jason Statham, took the weekend with a whopping $50.3 million coming from China. This movie was huge in China and also in other Asia markets. With the Meg’s success, Mission Impossible and Christopher Robin dropped a sizeable amount in the box office.
Content Creators of Atlanta, Inc, a non-profit organization for Atlanta’s Independent Scriptwriters and Content Creators host its’ 2nd annual gala this Sunday at the Historic Hammond House in Atlanta’s West End, the event benefits aspiring writers with grants to enhance their career.
Jennifer talks to us about the services her firm provides and how they help clients. She also goes over some ways you can attract investors,
Join GGDA for an overview on how to be a playtester or game QA engineer, and then try out fun games you have never seen before.
This August stop by EDBI to get the different perspectives on how to maintain visual continuity all the way through production.
The budget may be low, but the level of scares and imagination are lower still in “Along Came the Devil,” a feeble indie horror film that sometimes seems like a straight retread and other times feels like a movie aimed specifically at Christian audiences.
A Douglasville woman is getting attention at film festivals for a project two years in the making that focuses the lens on three women with traumatic childhoods as they navigate life.
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that 45 cultural organizations in Atlanta have been selected to participate in the Arts Innovation and Management program.
Thousands of people showed up at the Savannah Civic Center on Saturday to attend a casting call for an upcoming Disney film being shot in Savannah.
Sherwood Christian Academy welcomed back 400 students on Friday. And this year students will become a little more tech savvy!
The 13th Annual Macon Film Festival is right around the corner and board members say they are in need of volunteers.
Robert Molloy sees similarities between Major League Baseball teams and movie productions.
Movies by Moonlight, Leadership Sandy Springs’ 14th annual series of three outdoor films, is bringing a diverse lineup of flicks to its new home, City Springs.
ATLFF ’18 was one for the books and some our favorites from the festival will be getting a theatrical run at the Plaza Theatre! If you missed out at festival, here’s your second chance to catch A Prayer Before Dawn, Along Came the Devil, and Hearts Beat Loud.
FilmL.A. has released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2017 Feature Film Study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where these films were made and how much was spent to produce them.
Official selections for the 2018 Macon Film Festival have been announced and will be screened at the following venues throughout the Festival, August 16-19: Museum of Arts and Sciences, Theatre Macon, Douglass Theatre, The Grand Opera House, and Hargray Capitol Theatre.
The Columbus State University Department of Communication is hosting the Columbus premiere of the movie, Still, on August 23 at 7 p.m. in the Rainey-McCullars School of the Arts Auditorium.
Mission Impossible – Fallout had a very auspicious drop: in the US, just 42.8% and a second outing that generated $35 million. It’s a lower drop than any other film of the Mission Impossible franchise, in line with the drops of films such as Black Panther and Wonder Woman. That number tells us that the film could end up being bigger than The Fate of the Furious.
[Savannah], known for its antebellum architecture, has recently become a hub of Hollywood’s latest film sets, including Will Smith’s upcoming Gemini Man and The Poison Rose, starring John Travolta and Morgan Freeman.Everything We Know About Disney’s Live-Action Lady and The Tramp Remake Starring Justin Theroux
Let’s go back to the 90s; it was a simpler time in many regards, and the setting for The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Desiree Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele adapted the Emily M. Danforth novel into the 2018 Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance.
The Macon Film Festival will open Thursday, August 16, with a unique musical optical dome experience (M.O.D.E.) at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Although the film has previously been linked to London as its home for production, it now appears that the movie will be filming in Atlanta.
A Disney movie filming entirely in Savannah is expected to impact some downtown locations later this year.
Axis Replay, a new kind of entertainment and event venue for video gamers, eSports, and tech industry professionals, announces a partnership with Georgia State University’s Panther Gaming Club.
Kimberlin shares with us her three favorite movies. Two childhood favorites: Parent Trap and Matilda, and one other: The Devil Wears Prada.
The Springer Film Institute held an open house to show what they are working on for fall.
The idea came to Jason DeVan early one morning.
Activision Blizzard has sold an Atlanta expansion slot in its Overwatch League to a group funded by Georgia-based conglomerate Cox Enterprises, league sources told ESPN.
MoviePass, the discount service for movie tickets, is raising prices by 50 percent and barring viewings of most major releases during the first two weeks.
What makes the film office special is the fact that everyone working there has actual experience in filmmaking and everyone understands the needs of a film production company as well as how things work in our business.
A live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp” will be filming in Savannah this fall, with the production title “Goodbye Stranger.” Filming is scheduled to begin Sept. 10, and end Nov. 7.
Georgia studios Crafty Apes and Moonshine Post-Production have collaborated on the production of AMC Networks original series, “Lodge 49″ — the new series will debut on Monday, August 6 at 10pm EST.
By Cameron McAllister I first met Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong while working for the Atlanta Film Society in 2014. She was…
Valdosta State University Mass Media students recently met with a film industry professional for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create the various scenes inside a multi-million dollar movie.
AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. company, and Provident Films announce that principal photography has concluded for OVERCOMER, an inspirational new sports drama from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the creators of WAR ROOM.
There’s an updated Help Wanted Hotline from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, with several productions looking for crewmembers right now.
The trip to San Diego’s Comic-Con was an emotional one this year for the cast of The Walking Dead.
Olamide Zaccheaus had to quit. Things had gotten out of hand — he was addicted.
Tom Cruise does it again. Despite an ankle injury that came from his desire to do most of his own stunts that delayed production, the movie was a hit on opening weekend. It brought in a massive $153.5 million with $92 million coming internationally. Mammia Mia! Here We Go Again came it at second in their second weekend.
Jeffrey talks to us about the sad case that led to their introduction to working cases in the film industry. Sadly, he says most of these cases are related to serious injuries on sets that could have been prevented with better safety measures.
Drew talks to us about investing in independent films, the fears investors have, and the right way to invest in independent films so those fears are not realized.
Cox Communications announced that YouTube Kids and NPR One are now available for Contour customers, providing seamless access to video and audio content choices right alongside TV programming, On Demand content, DVR recordings and more.
MoviePass is on life support.
Kemp reiterated his support for state legislation that would replicate a federal law providing legal protection to individuals and businesses who tailor business practices to their religious beliefs. Opponents of the laws, which exist in several neighboring states, argue that they allow discrimination against serving or employing homosexuals and transgender people.
Outside a fourth floor elevator at St. Francis Hospital, the Lord was at work.
Branden Lee Roth has written and starred in his own short films before, but this time around, the Worthington native was working on a tight deadline.
In the new HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” a St. Louis newspaper editor dispatches one of his reporters to Missouri’s Bootheel to investigate the murder of a girl.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is looking to bring eSports competitions to high schools across the nation.
Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and Representative Doug Collins (GA-9) hosted a first-of-its-kind interactive event on Capitol Hill, featuring a working set with production crew members and professional actors, along with demonstrations that showcased a variety of production-related jobs.
Linda Burns is partnering with the Atlanta Film Society to teach this fascinating class on film business. Students will learn the basics of the business – development to sale, terminology, crew positions, definitions, and hierarchy. They will also get an overview of the film and television industry, including commercials, industrials, and music videos.
Steven Harrison comes to Red Willow Talent at the peek of its growth. As the new “Administrative Assistant of Talent” he brings with him a wealth of knowledge that he has gained from his studies at SCAD in Savannah along with his on the job experiences.
The Augusta Indie Film Festival was on July 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Poppin Stop on Windsor Spring Road. The event featured six films ranging from horror to comedy to drama.
It’s been sitting there for decades rusting and waiting, but the Regency Mall property may have just the right look to break into showbiz.
The movie theater experience seems to be in flux. While there is an appeal to visiting the theater with the more recent Savannah weather patterns — smoldering heat one day and rains leading to flooding downtown the next — one would assume there is still an audience to head out to the megaplex to catch the latest blockbuster offering.
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) hosted its first-ever national convention at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, July 18-20, 2018.
Georgia’s movie industry is opening up new opportunities for Georgia schools.
Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced that it is exploring strategic options for its ownership or other interest in 14 broadcast television stations, including partnering or merging these stations into a larger TV company.
It’s a wrap on production for a movie recently filmed in the Fountain City.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will celebrate the opening of the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center with an encore presentation of “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel,” a stirring, family-friendly story of sports, patriotism and personal identity.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is looking to bring eSports competitions to high schools across the nation.
The Equalizer 2 beat out Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in the US by a slight margin of $1.4 million. Abroad, however, it was a different story. Mamma Mia! earned more overseas earning $42.4 million. The Rock’s Skyscraper continues to do disappointingly in the US but great in China.
Charles talks to us about how Savannah is killing it in the film industry this year despite Georgia’s overall downward slope. Gemini Man brought in major money and three other movies are currently in production.
The third piece of Marvel’s successful “Guardians Of The Galaxy” franchise hit a snag late last week after Disney fired its popular director because of years-old jokes posted on Twitter.
Blavity, a technology and media company aimed at black millennials, recently closed $6.5 million in new funding.
Craig talks to us about how the growth in Georgia’s film industry due to the tax credits is affecting the state. The boom in the industry not only has resulted in more jobs but also a growth in infrastructure.
In a now-infamous rant that originated in the DVD bonus features of his last film to date, 2006′s “Inland Empire,” filmmaker David Lynch expressed profound distaste at the notion of watching a movie on a mobile device.