Awards season has well and truly kicked off this week. Roma, which completed foley and sound mix with Pinewood Creative’s audio team, has won ‘Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language’ and ‘Best Director – Motion Picture’ at the Golden Globes and has been nominated for 7 BAFTAS.
The Macon Film Guild presents “The Guilty” Sunday as its first film of 2019. It’s a Danish thriller reviewers praise with words like “intense” and “taunt.”
Sean Powers is director of podcasting at Georgia Public Broadcasting, the statewide NPR and PBS affiliate. He has developed new podcasts over the last few months, but there is one we want to share with you. It’s called “The Credits.”
AMC Theatres is spending the holidays with its AMC Stubs A-List family; a family that is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Six months to the day that the A-List launched, AMC is excited to announce the program has surpassed more than 600,000 members.
Film and entertainment continued to be an integral part of Georgia’s growing economy in 2018, and shows few signs of slowing down.
One of the most highly-anticipated sequels out there, “Bad Boys for Life,” has just started production in Georgia. Hours before the 76th annual Golden Globes, Will Smith teased the first day of filming of the third installment of the Bad Boys action film series, co-starring Martin Lawrence.
eSports, or multiplayer, spectator-focused competitive video games, is experiencing global growth — and thriving in Georgia. With the video game industry’s economic impact topping $750 million in Georgia in 2017, the latest figures available, 2018 showed to be another pivotal year.
The Georgia Film Critics Association has announced their slate of nominees for the 2018 GAFCA Awards. Founded in 2011, this year marks the 8th annual awards program for the critics group. GAFCA is made up of 32 film critics from around the state, representing print, television, radio and online media.
Although Georgia is the backdrop for more films than most anywhere else in the world, the Peach State was left out of the winner’s circle during Sunday’s Golden Globes awards.
On June 7, Charlie Shaw’s daylily farm looked the best it ever had. And just a few days later, it looked its worst.
Jess shares with us the reasons for Inception being his favorite movie.
Georgia Production Partnership, the Atlanta Film Society and Production Consultants & Equipment (PC&E) are proud to present The PA Academy.
Stand-up comics who do theater or arena shows like to test out material in the place where they started: comedy clubs.
Travis Scott will join the Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta with Maroon 5, according to TMZ.
The emergence of Looping Atlanta is one of the biggest happenings right now in the Film and TV industry in Atlanta. Led by Voice-Over Veterans, Grant George and Jessica Gee-George, who bring their 30 plus years of experience on major Television Shows and Blockbuster Movies, Looping Atlanta provides best-in-class Walla, Looping, ADR, Dubbing and Voice Casting for Film and TV Projects.
2017 was a big year for collegiate eSports. The list of U.S. colleges offering varsity eSports programs grew to at least 56 institutions.
“Over the past several years through marketing and direct day to day contact with the industry we have been able to increase the awareness of all Savannah has to offer for tv series, feature films, commercials and more.” – Executive Director of the Savannah Area Film Office Beth Nelson.
Hailed as the most significant tax-advantaged investment solution of its kind, the Opportunity Zone (OZ) program presents profound tax savings and investment opportunities for investors. Introduced last year in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the OZ program intently promotes long-term investments to stimulate designated Opportunity Zones in each state.
Financial Planner at Creative Financial Group Crystal Stevens talks about the recent tax law changes. For all individuals and businesses in the entertainment space, it is so important to make sure you have the right information.
Drew takes a moment to educate potential investors of independent productions.
The Atlanta Reign is one of the eight new Overwatch League teams for Season 2. The team has announced specifics of its home matches for Season 2. In a previous announcement, the Overwatch League had confirmed that certain matches will be played in a ‘Home and Away’ Format.
Everyone’s loving Netflix’s new Dumplin’, and the movie’s Southern setting is part of its charm. From the footage of rural America to the characters’ accents, viewers get a real feel for the place where Willowdean “Will” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) lives with her mom Rosie (Jennifer Aniston).
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.
By this time next year, the historical Capricorn Sound Studios will be full of interpretive exhibits, artifacts and digital kiosks with music from the Capricorn library including recordings of the Allman Brothers Band.
The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College chapter of SkillsUSA hosted the Wiregrass Paladins Wars eSports Open Invitational Saturday, December 8th.
Carrie talks about all the additional services the company provides to movie buffs outside of traditional tours.
Entertainment lawyer Bo Bowen talks about all the industry sectors that benefit from film, gaming and music creation in Georgia.
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.
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.
Florida’s share of film and television productions is waning as the state no longer offers tax credits for the industry. A new analysis finds Florida lawmakers may have good reason to reconsider those incentives.
Production giant Netflix is on its way in, but there’s concern many filmmakers will be on the way out of New Mexico soon if the state doesn’t lift the $50 million annual tax credit cap for productions.
Police are looking for two thieves who smashed their way into a truck and stole nearly $50,000 worth of equipment used on movies and TV shows shot in Atlanta.
With their roots firm in Georgia soil, winemakers have a new mission: Refining a fledgling industry and setting themselves apart from other wine regions in the country and the world.
Savannah filmmaker David Rivers has written, produced and directed a faith-based film centered around finding an answer to gang violence, and you can go see it now.
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.
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.
The Georgia-lensed feature film The Mule, which premieres in theaters on Friday, Dec. 14th, was responsible for more than $9.7 million in direct spend in Georgia.
Laurie talks to us about helping clients temper expectations in regards to their productions. Not all films will make enough profit to pay for themselves.
The latest “Avenger” movie was filmed in Atlanta! And Marvel Studios have sent fans on a frenzy with the first look at the trailer for the film.
In their quest for global domination, Netflix and Amazon view Europe as a key battleground. Both companies have dramatically ramped up operations on the continent in recent years to woo subscribers, creatives and talent.
On Tuesday afternoon, one of Lambert’s High School’s newest competitive offerings was in the midst of a dogfight.
Georgia’s statewide entertainment industry incentives have boosted its film industry to a $9.5 billion economic impact. For the industry to take its next steps, local incentives are among the tools that could help, experts say.
The glow of Friday night lights outside of high schools in Alabama have dimmed for another year after this weekend’s state championships.
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.
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.
Both Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb., are receiving help to launch or expand Hefty EnergyBag programs.
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.).
Retired school teacher, Theresa Daniel of Forsyth, has found a way to supplement her retirement income in the Georgia film industry. Since retiring in 2016, she’s worked on nearly 75 productions as an extra or a stand-in.
Distinguished Armstrong Alumni Award recipient, film producer and owner of Savannah’s legendary Leopold’s Ice Cream, Stratton Leopold (‘64) is no stranger to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Georgia Power and the Atlanta Business Chronicle announced the inaugural Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship, presented during the 2018 Business of Film event at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, will help a Georgia student pursuing a degree in film-related studies further his or her education.
Erin talks to us about the many issues that arise with being an independent producer.
Louisiana Economic Development may have overstated the economic impact of the Motion Picture Tax Credit program, and did not provide sufficient documentation to support the program’s forecasted credits and expenditures for 2017, according to an audit released this morning by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.
By the end of 2018, Hulu will have added more subscribers in the second half of the year than it did in the first, CEO Randy Freer said in an appearance Tuesday at Business Insider’s Ignition conference.
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If you’re not already planning to see The Favourite, you may want to change your plans. The film dominated at the British Independent Film Awards, and it also cleaned up with the Atlanta Film Critics Circle, and I think we can all agree that the organizations are equally prestigious.
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.
Kris talks to us about Atlanta and if it will stay a hot spot in the film industry. He also talks about if there are too many stages in town.
Georgia Public Broadcasting and the The Bitter Southerner magazine are joining forces to launch The Bitter Southerner Podcast on Monday, December 10.
Hulu, a streaming-video pioneer that has grown considerably despite an unwieldy ownership structure, is about to undergo significant change once Disney takes majority control of it in the new year.
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.
As the South Georgia Film Festival began receiving submissions in April, a handful of films rose to the top.
A Hulu film about a young woman who enticed her Wisconsin boyfriend to travel to Missouri to murder her mother is drawing complaints from the Georgia residents where the film is being shot.
George talks to us about Grecian Gyro and how the family business came to be. He also talks to us…
From December 3rd through 7th, more than 10,000 local K-2 students are attending Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers concerts at Trustees Theater, which present Laiken Love (soul music), Anders Thomsen (country) and Yacouba Sissoko (music of Mali).
Charli talks to us about Frazier & Deeter and how they help productions and those in the entertainment industry.
A former WTOC employee and Savannah College of Art and Design graduate has made it to the big screen.
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.
A Georgia native is the youngest woman trader at the New York Stock Exchange, and now her story is being told on the big screen.
A true crime series for Hulu that’s filming in Effingham has prompted a commissioner to say the county needs an ordinance regulating filming locations.
Academy Award winners Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander as well as Academy Award nominee and award winning singer/actress Bette Midler are set to up the starpower in Savannah next year.
The Guide reaches directors, producers, financiers, creators and all who are involved in gaming, film and music in Georgia. The publication is also given to those outside Georgia, decision-makers in New York, Los Angeles, England and Canada.
Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin announced plans for the future leadership of the Classification and Rating Administration, the board of parents that assigns MPAA film ratings.
The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League begins November 30 as the top eight squads in the world battle it out for their share of a $150,000 prize pool.
PlayVS has raised $30.5 million for its platform for high school esports. It has also partnered up with Psyonix and Hi-Rez Studios, publishers of Rocket League and Smite respectively, and a subsequent partnership with Riot’s League of Legends will also launch in February next year.
A proposal to share county film permit revenues with Cobb Travel & Tourism was deemed not yet ready for the big screen by Cobb commissioners.
Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman has joined Alyssa Milano and many other actors in a Georgia film and TV production boycott.
On a scorching day in Atlanta, the stars and creatives behind Netflix’s acclaimed drama open up about what’s next for the Byrdes and their chaotic lives in the third season: “We dealt with a lot of dark drama this year, so it’ll be nice to go back to dark humor.”
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.
Chris talks to us about putting on the Atlanta Film Festival and the challenges with putting on such a large event. He also talks about what makes it such a success.
Kelsey talks to us about what led to the creation of this Georgia Chamber affiliate and how they came up with the name.
The film industry has become a massive aspect of Georgia’s economy, contributing upwards of $9 billion to the state. This has led to an increase in behind-the-camera film training programs, be it the Georgia Film Academy or other smaller options, such as the We Show Up program in Clayton County.
Several prominent celebrities have called on the film and television industry to protest the recent election victory of Brian Kemp as Georgia’s new governor by pulling productions out of Georgia.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Georgia to film episodes of the popular series “American Pickers” throughout the region in February 2019.
Despite accusations of voter suppression and calls for a boycott from Judd Apatow and other top Hollywood figures, the film and television industry is unlikely to pull out of Georgia.