The Alida Hotel in Savannah? Yes!

Late last year, we sat down with Ricky Hawkins of the Alida Hotel in Savannah. The property was nearly ready to open and the entertainment industry was already top of mind. Now that the hotel is in full swing, we can say it is certainly ready for primetime.

Missouri attempts to bring back moviemakers

“They’re just a lot of production companies out there shooting stuff, building infrastructure, creating jobs and so I think Missourians are finally realizing this is an opportunity that we really need to explore and look into.”

Stacey Abrams, Ashley Judd, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Talk #MeToo at WITW Summit

From Priyanka Chopra Jonas previewing the projects she’s working on this year (a book, a Bumble partnership, and numerous shows and movies) to Stacey Abrams teasing a presidential run (“Nothing is holding me back”), the first full day of the 10th annual Women in the World Summit was brimming with women leaders and notable conversations.

World Box Office, Worst Easter box office in 25 years

It was the worst Easter box office in 25 years. Out of 16 weekends so far in the current year, this was also the 13th time in which results were below those of 2018.  As Hollywood is back in its gloomy mood, Avengers: Endgame, out in a few days, couldn’t come soon enough.

Areu Bros. Studios Announces Its Partnership with Cinelease, Further Elevates and Empowers Creators, Storytellers and Innovators

“The opportunity to integrate into the ethnically and gender diverse World of Areu Bros. Studios, allows Cinelease to take our solutions-oriented approach to the next level. From the inception of a project, we are on the ground with storytellers – supplying the right tools to tell their stories- without limitation.” Gannon Murphy, Cinelease’s Director of Business Development

5th SSU Indie Film Fest Details

SSU Indie Film Fest will be holding their 5th annual film festival April 16 – 18 on the campus of Savannah State University (SSU) campus and downtown Savannah’s Beach Institute. All events are free and open to the public including the celebration’s anticipated awards finale.

Jackie Jones Joins RIAA As VP, Artist & Industry Relations

“Jackie is a welcome addition to our strong industry relations team, with deep ties to Nashville and an established track record within the artist and label community that make her a perfect fit for this role. We are lucky to have her,” said RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier.

DreamHack will host Hi-Rez Expo in Atlanta

For the second year in a row, DreamHack will host Hi-Rez Expo, welcoming more fans than ever before to experience the SMITE and Paladins World Championships in person, with event production and live broadcast by Skillshot Media.

Montana lawmakers push for tax credit for film industry

The bill would give a 20% income tax credit on all production expenses made in Montana, but production companies would have to spend at least $350,000 before receiving the credit. It would also require production companies to put a Montana promotion in their film.

Governor Kemp Proclaims May 2019 “American Youth In Film” Month

The American Youth Film Festival will partner with schools, colleges and entertainment organizations around the state to conduct American Youth In Film entertainment career workshops and provide a pathway for students interested in launching their careers as filmmakers, actors, directors, cinematographers, storytellers and creatives.

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