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World Box Office: Aquaman drowns the competition

Aquaman washed away the competition at this weekend’s global box office race, taking in $126.4 million from 43 markets and clinching a second top finish on the combined domestic and international chart. Warner Bros.’ latest entry in its DC Universe comic adaptations built on a near $100 million China debut in the last frame, adding 42 new territories and taking the first spot in all but one of these.

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Things I’ve Learned as a Moviemaker: Matt Dillon

The longevity of Matt Dillon’s laudable career is a byproduct of his self-reinvention. Oscillating between charismatic leading and comedic supporting roles, the New York-based actor has built a nuanced, noteworthy cinematic career on his penchant for risk-taking.

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A passion for special effects leads a creative mind on a wild ride to Georgia

Bradjic left his hometown of Miami, FL, looking for a life that would fulfill those creative needs. In the late 80’s, Universal Studios seemed like the perfect place to build a special-effects career. Like so many other aspiring young professionals, it was a struggle. The types of creative jobs were not immediately available, so Johnny worked the theme parks to stay connected.

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World Box Office: Aquaman takes the weekend, with help from China

Aquaman netted a fantastic catch in the heavily polluted Yellow Sea and made $93.6 million in its first global market, China. That was enough to make it the number one film worldwide. Jason Momoa stars as the title character, an Atlantis prince who has to save the Ocean from nuclear submarine riding pirates and earn his people’s respect after being cast out for being half human. Major markets due to open next week include the UK, Mexico, and Russia, while the US won’t see this film in theaters until December 21.

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DreamHack Announces 2019 World Tour Schedule

Sunday, December 9, 2018, DreamHack marked its 24th anniversary as the world’s premier gaming lifestyle festival. The date also marks “DreamHack Day” — the yearly celebration of the festival’s beginnings in 1994.

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Previews 2019 Film Lineup

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival reveals an early look at some of the films to be featured at next year’s 19th annual festival, Wednesday, February 6 through Tuesday, February 26, 2019. With a diverse collection of international and independent films from over 20 countries, attracting nearly 40,000 moviegoers, the festival offers an expansive experience that takes audiences on a journey around the world through film.

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Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah: January 23-26

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is scheduled for January 23-26, 2018, and will screen over thirty films throughout the four-day festival. The mission of Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is to educate and inspire local audiences to create a better world through the power of film.

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Hulu and Global Anime Powerhouse Funimation Ink Expanded Partnership to Offer Unprecedented Access to Internationally Popular Anime Content

Hulu and Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), announced a multi-year partnership and output deal. The monumental deal marks Hulu’s largest agreement for anime programming to date and will significantly expand its anime collection with new subtitled and dubbed titles from Funimation, the leading anime distributor, each year.

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The Fall Line Blues Project Concert & Film Screening Dec 8

The Fall Line Blues Project will be happening Saturday, December 8, 2018 and hosted by Jontavious Willis and Henry Jacobs. Music starts at 7:30PM at Pure Life Studios (206 Clark St., LaGrange, GA) and the two short films will be screened at 6PM next door to Pure Life at The Chapel (208 ½ Clark St.).

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World Box Office: Ralph on top yet again

Ralph Breaks the Internet came out on top once again with a $25.8 million take in its sophomore showing. It also took in $33.7 million overseas, taking its worldwide cume to $207 million. Ralph landed in the UK where its internet-based humor for a new generation of cartoon watchers and young families drummed up a solid $5.2 million. On another island nation at odds with its continental neighbors on the other side of the world, Disney’s entry took $1.6 million in Taiwan, scoring the biggest opening ever for their animation division.

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What’s filming in Atlanta now?

With the year winding down and cold setting in, we’re getting to the point where productions are a little less frequent in Georgia. So even if you’re seeing fewer yellow signs, rest assured it’s only because of the holidays. Here’s what we saw and where we saw it in November.

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Walking Dead Studio Tour Announced

Riverwood Studios, home to AMC’s smash-hit The Walking Dead for the past 8 seasons, announces today that it is opening its doors to the public for the first-ever The Walking Dead Studio Tour.

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces 112 Feature Films

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 – February 3, 2019.

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World Box Office: Ralph Breaks the Internet Owns Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving week in the U.S. brought yet another historic win to Disney, with a huge $84 million five-day opening for Ralph Breaks the Internet. After having notched a loss at the beginning of the month with Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which even now sits at $128 million against a pre-advertising budget of about the same amount, Disney Animation is back in the saddle.

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Despite Election Loss, Stacey Abrams Tells Hollywood Not to Boycott Georgia

In the days that have passed since Stacey Abrams lost the gubernatorial race in Georgia’s midterm elections to governor-elect Brian Kemp, many of Abrams’ famous supporters —including actress Alyssa Milano and Veep exec producer Frank Rich — have expressed their disappointment in the outcome by urging Hollywood not to film in the Peach State.

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A look at TV and film projects being made in Georgia this month

Georgia’s momentum as the next capital for film and television continues to reach new peaks as several popular and new production crews transform neighborhoods into scenes from award-winning projects including “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Avengers,” just to name a few.

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