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Georgia hamlet resurrected by a movie

The unincorporated community of Juliette, Georgia, was slowly fading into oblivion. Named for the daughter of a railroad engineer, the hamlet had once prospered as a minor stop on the rail line between Atlanta and Macon.

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Blooming Where Planted: Film Impact Georgia

The film industry in Georgia has shallow roots, and recent legislation has Hollywood running back for the hills. Film Impact Georgia and its filmmaker activists have taken up metaphorical arms via film grants and education to keep the burgeoning industry alive, even if Hollywood leaves.

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SIEGE Speaker Submissions Closes Today

We may also add networking events for Saturday, Oct. 12. Most of our regular events – Investment Conference, Indie Game Showcase, College Fair, keynote presentation, game dev tracks and the like will return. We are also adding a Professional Development Track for people already working in the game industry.

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Retro arcade coming to Mall of Georgia

RePlay Arcade is bringing a mix of retro arcade and cutting edge gaming experiences, the Buford mall announced Tuesday. It will be located in the lower level near Billy Beez in a 2,078-square-foot space.

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Hollywood in China

When high hopes for the box office for Pacific Rim were dashed when it only made $102 million domestically with a production budget of $190, it was China to the rescue where the film earned an additional $112 million.

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GPB Celebrates Country Music Legend and Georgian Brenda Lee

Lee is the only woman to be inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. In addition, she is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Brenda Lee is featured in Ken Burns’ Country Music, a sweeping, multi-episode series premiering on GPB on September 15th.

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John Snyder Joins Tweed Recording, Super Qualified

John Snyder, the most recent recipient of OffBeat’s Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement Award for Music Business Education, has resigned as head of the Music Industries Program at Loyola University in New Orleans and has joined Tweed Recording.

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FX renews ‘Atlanta’ show with fourth season

What has not been determined is if the show will be coming back to Georgia, where the last two seasons have been filmed. Rumors circulated that the show would be filming in New York City. FX has not responded to 11Alive’s inquiry regarding that matter.

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Macon Film Festival, Preview

A spotlight is being cast on a crop of homegrown filmmakers during this year’s Macon Film Festival. For the first time, a “Macon Made Shorts” film block will be showcased Saturday, August 17th  from 10:30am-Noon at the Hargray Capitol Theatre.

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FILM Augusta Releases 2019 Mid-Year Report

FILM Augusta is proud of its accomplishments as the film commission for the City of Augusta. This division of the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to successfully position and promote Augusta’s River Region as a preferred destination for film production.

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5th Annual Cobb International Film Festival

Held in the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre on beautiful Marietta Square in Marietta, Georgia each year, this festival is a meeting place for filmmakers and people who are interested in the world in all its variety and different approaches to life.

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Georgia Tourism Announces New List of “Georgia’s 100 Plates”

The fifth annual digest-sized guide features the wildly popular nomination-based “Georgia’s 100 Plates” list; a feature on five noteworthy female chefs; a guide to the best places to sample peaches, barbecue, craft beer, international cuisine and Southern dishes; as well as an exceptional selection of the state’s best food and drink festivals.  

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Fayette filmmakers make wish come true for boy, 14

It was then that Patterson and Stepakoff announced that Zach after the ceremony would tour the Pinewood Atlanta studio lot, meet some of the production vendors and visit a live set. They said that once filmed, the movie will be edited and screened at Pinewood Atlanta.

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World Box Office: ‘The Lion King’ Roars

There was only going to be one king of the jungle this weekend and Disney’s The Lion King announced itself to the world with a resounding roar. John Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the beloved early nineties children’s cartoon made $185 million in its US debut and $269.4 million overseas. 

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AT&T and DreamHack Partner

DreamHack, the premier gaming and digital lifestyle festival, today announced its agreement with American telecom company AT&T, who will take on a key role in DreamHack’s North American events, including the recent CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Dallas in June and the upcoming DreamHack Atlanta in November.

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Etowah Film Festival celebrates winners

During the three-day festival, filmmakers from all over Georgia and some international films presented their work to local film lovers. On Tuesday, festival operators Laine Kirby Wood and Brent Lambert-Zaffino celebrated the winners along with benefactor Bill Grant.

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Shot in Newnan, Summer Night In Theaters & VOD Now

If you love music, mischief, and a memorable coming-of-age story, then you’re going to want to have Summer Night on your upcoming watch list. In his directorial debut, Big Little Lies actor Joseph Cross follows two best friends on the night leading up to their performance at a local music venue called The Alamo.

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New York Trims Production Tax Break to Fund Job Diversity

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that participants in the New York State Film Production and Post-Production Tax Credit Programs will see a “small reduction” in their tax credit, with the extra money going to a fund for job training and workforce development in the entertainment industry.

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Streaming could kill UK independent film industry, experts say

The film-makers believe that, while homegrown casts and crews are working instead on Hollywood and overseas productions, the increasing dominance of US online streaming platforms will drive up costs further and ensure that stars on whom they rely to attract crucial financing are even less available.

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Amazon Expanding Further in Georgia, To Create 1,000 Jobs in Gwinnett, DeKalb Counties

“Amazon is proud to serve customers across Georgia and throughout the southeast region of the United States,” said Roy Perticucci, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment at Amazon. “Amazon has found an outstanding workforce, strong local support, and incredible customers in the state, and we look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with industry leading pay and benefits on day one.”

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Get Ready for CIMFest July 12-13

Special Events include a keynote speaker, networking lunch and the opportunity to recruit young aspiring people looking for jobs in the game industry. Come on out and meet developers from the southern part of Georgia and see what projects student have made.

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Submissions Open for SIEGE Research Conference

In response to requests from both our professional and academic attendees, SIEGE is delighted to announce its first Game Research Conference (SIEGE2019R). The SIEGE Game Research Conference focuses on presenting research impacting the game industry.

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Acting Showcase by 2019 Graduates of LAMDA

Graduating professional actors from the prestigious drama school, LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) will perform in Atlanta this autumn, demonstrating their skills to industry professionals.  The student led initiative will take place on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October at the 7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Strong case for film industry to stay in Georgia

Interest and activity in Savannah as a film location has slowed recently. While local leaders say it’s hard to pinpoint what’s contributing to the slowdown, the impact of Georgia House Bill 481 or Heartbeat Bill has been at least one factor with two productions announcing plans to film elsewhere.

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Georgia Southern students film TV pilot in summer course

“The way the class collaborates with others, it’s really a specialty class that needs to be offered in the summer so that the other classes can do their parts before the summer class ever begins,” said Davis. “Really, a television pilot class over nine weeks is, if you don’t have help, it’s not going to work.”

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