The annual Workforce and Education Forum sponsored by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce was held Nov. 1 at the chamber office in Fayetteville. Speakers at the event were Pinewood Atlanta Studios President Frank Patterson and Fayette County School System Superintendent Jody Barrow.
Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor.
CBS has put in development a drama from writer-producer Josh Reims (Dynasty), actor-writer-producer Lance Krall, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS TV Studios where the company is based.
Michael B. Jordan is all smiles as he grabs the mic to speak onstage at the special Atlanta fan screening of his anticipated film Creed II held at Regal Atlantic Station on Wednesday (November 7) in Atlanta, Ga.
We’re getting a sneak peek at the sequel of “Life Size” starring Tyra Banks.
Columbus State University’s Esports Team recently finished its pre-season undefeated, winning four matches and a total of eight League of Legends games this semester.
It is the most anticipated entertainment networking event in the southeast and we are hearing from the founder.
Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing.
RJR Props now has the largest Television Studio Camera Collection of it’s type available for Television, Film, Commercials and Still…
More than 300 people attended the DeKalb Entertainment Commission’s second Entertainment Expo on November 3. The event featured resources and information for residents, companies, and professionals seeking to build their presence in the entertainment industry.
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how it all comes together?
AMC Theatres is excited to announce that AMC Stubs A-List will cross more than 500,000 enrolled members between this weekend and next weekend, eclipsing the Company’s membership expectations for the end of the first full year in just 4 1/2 months.
The president’s supporters in the industry fear mixing it up with their liberal colleagues, thus there are secretive efforts to drum up votes for their side, the most visible being street art.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by the same governor.
Fans around the world joined the chorus for Bohemian Rhapsody, taking the top spot on the worldwide chart with $122.5 million and an early total of $141.7 million. US receipts were good for a scintillating $50 million, beating industry expectations and setting Rhapsody up as an unlikely early holiday season star.
Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects powerhouse, was tapped to produce shots for this year’s most anticipated films. Crafty Apes’ Emmy-nominated work ranges from creating the demonic possession scenes in the second season of “Stranger Things,” to digital matte painting using 2D and 3D techniques to replicate Red Rocks Amphitheatre in “The Front Runner.”
The Atlanta Film Society is pleased to announce the fourth annual ¡CineMás! Film Series taking place this November at the Plaza Theatre. The ¡CineMás! program aims to spotlight cultural and cinematic diversity within the Latin American community. As in previous years, the series includes a film each from Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share.
The effectiveness of California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 in retaining and attracting in-state production is affirmed in an annual progress report released by the California Film Commission. The report provides comprehensive data through year-three of the expanded tax credit program launched in 2015.
The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the award winners for the 21st celebration of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival during an awards brunch held at The Olde Pink House.
John Latenser is a location manager: when a director needs to shoot scenes with a particular backdrop, he’ll find some options, sign agreements with property owners, figure out safety measures and what to do if it rains.
The Orchard announced the company has acquired worldwide rights to indie-suspense drama, Still, starring Lydia Wilson (Star Trek: Beyond), Nick Blood (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale) out of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The film will be released in North America on Jan. 8 across digital and On Demand platforms.
Winning an Emmy award is not a typical accomplishment for scientists. However, for James Porter, a University of Georgia ecology professor, it was an extension of his work as a scientist and educator.
Oprah Winfrey hit the campaign trail on Thursday, but not for herself, as many had hoped. Instead she was stumping in Georgia for Stacey Abrams, the state’s democratic candidate for governor.
Axis Replay, Atlanta’s newest entertainment and gaming venue, will host the kickoff of the city’s first-ever Esports Week Atlanta on Wednesday, November 14. EWA is a gathering focused on highlighting and celebrating the emerging world of esports.
Hulu CEO Randy Freer announced Heather Moosnick will join the company as Senior Vice President, Content Partnerships.
Actor Michael B. Jordan has been surprising residents in Georgia by going door-to-door to encourage people of colour to vote in America’s upcoming midterm elections.
What do hit TV shows like FOX’s “The Gifted” and “Star” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” have in common? Yes, they’re all produced right here in Georgia — but they also all feature props and set decoration from a Metro Atlanta business.
The entertainment industry’s battleground state in the pivotal Nov. 6 midterm elections just might be Georgia.
Roma, the black-and-white Spanish-language drama from Mexico, won over the South — or at least Savannah, Georgia — on Saturday night when a gala screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s film, followed by a THR-moderated Q&A with its stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira and producer Gabriela Rodriguez, kicked off the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday formally endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia’s gubernatorial race.
Jennifer talks to us about her firm’s “Feet on the Street” services. Basically, her firm will do most of the leg work for those wanting to get in on Georgia’s booming film industry and do not live in the state.
Join the Dekalb Entertainment Commission for the second Entertainment Expo, uniting top Entertainment professionals from the Film, Music and Digital entertainment industries! The Expo will go in-depth on the latest industry trends, provide opportunities to walk away with tangible items to enhance your portfolio as well as provide guidance on how to specifically get in the entertainment business in Georgia.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has posted a $209M profit for the July-September period, a significant increase on last year’s similar quarter which logged $68M in earnings while last quarter saw a $68M loss.
In 1982, Judge Reinhold played Brad Hamilton, a key character in the seminal teen comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which tends to mean fewer active productions as people tend to try and schedule around the holidays. That means this update could be the most fruitful for the rest of the year.
Eighth Street Middle School technology teacher Brian Tapscott has long been active in video games.
Halloween keeps breaking records. Venom crossed the $500 million mark worldwide, with revenues from China and Japan still to be counted. Add A Star Is Born, with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga showing more legs than expected and it looks like this month will help make 2018 the best Box Office year ever, with final revenues projected to land somewhere between $11.6 and $12 billion.
DreamHack is partnering with The American Video Game League, High School Esports League and Twitch’s Twitch Student program to launch high school and college esports matches at DreamHack Atlanta.
Hugh Jackman and director Jason Reitman brought what they called an “American political movie made by an Australian and a Canadian” back to the site of its filming Sunday night during the SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
Wynn Everett is an Atlanta native, but left after college to pursue her career in New York City and then Los Angeles. “Those were the only two places you could go if you wanted a life in the arts,” she says.
More than 90 films produced by moviemakers from over 30 countries will be featured in the 2018 Rome International Film Festival Thursday through Nov. 4. Seth Ingram told Rome business leaders Friday the event would kick-off Thursday night at the City Auditorium with the documentary “White Tide: The Legend of Culebra” at 7 p.m.
Homer Simpson gave the Georgia film and TV production community backhanded props in this season’s premiere of “The Simpsons,” telling prospective producers he had three conditions for permission to turn son Bart’s near-death experience into a movie: input on the script, tickets to the premiere, and, “I’m not thanking the Georgia Film Commission, no matter what.”
Most films schools cater to those who aspire to be auteurs or some other form of cinematic visionary. The Georgia Film Academy has a different goal that, while perhaps less lofty, is even more rarely achieved: to find its students gainful employment in the entertainment industry.
In recent years, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has become a favorite Oscar season stop for stars and filmmakers. Unlike the Toronto Intl. Film Festival or Sundance, it’s not a frenzied hotbed of deals and world premieres, but it has its own quaint charms that reflect the historic 285-year-old city where it unspools.
Will Ferrell has Georgia on the mind.
Atlanta North Studios announces the launch of Stage 8, a new 180-degree Procyc green screen stage equipped with DMX controlled light grid. The stage can be used as a stand-alone rental studio for any production that requires a sound-controlled environment.
Tee, a young visual artist from Atlanta who wants to break free from prohibitive circumstances, discovers that she has been undercutting the value of her own work. Through mentorship, training, and access to professional space, she breaks down her value into time, materials, and talent, eventually discovers her true worth.
One of the film’s being shown at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival next week is from Director Jenica Bergere. The movie is part of large slate of features being included in this year’s festival. Jenica is a well respected actress and director. Her first movie as a director was COME SIMI – a hilarious story essentially about her life. This movie is quiet different.
Rick talks to us about how they recruit their officers and the struggle it can be at times. All officers go through training and are subjected to multiple background checks.
Chris talks to us about how his background in film helps him satisfy the needs of clients in that area and set him apart from average insurance agents.
Savannah has placed itself on the map as a competitive location for Hollywood filmmakers.
High school-focused esports startup PlayVS and sportswear manufacturer Champion are partnering to bring official team jerseys to PlayVS’ Season Zero—the first official state-level high school esports league, created via the National Federation of State High School Associations . This partnership will continue through the league’s Inaugural Season next year.
Jobs were a big topic as two state entities met separately in Glynn County on Monday.
Dreams for a career behind the scenes in the business of television and film usually require investing in upfront costs. But a local program in Clayton County pays its students and designed to get them in the entertainment workforce.
It is time for the A-Scene! Your premiere source for all things entertainment in Georgia’s booming TV, film and music industry and this morning we are kicking off with music in the streets!
ATLFF Alum and 2017 Georgia Film Award winner (BORN RIVER BYE) Tim Hall is back with another southern homegrown feature. Hall currently is raising funds for his third feature, LANDLOCKED which he is shooting locally in Smyrna and St. Simons.
At the inaugural Motion Capture Performance Workshop, participants gained the invaluable knowledge and cutting-edge acting skills necessary to perform in a motion capture environment.
It’s a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington.
If you want to know how popular films like “Black Panther,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” and “Baby Driver” were made in Georgia and whether you could work on the set of the next blockbuster hit, a new off-campus film production course will be offered to help students get hands-on experience in film production.
In time a major motion picture filming in Columbus may be routine, thanks to Georgia’s blooming film industry and the new studios and training here to support it.
Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves.
With Jamie Lee Curtis back as the iconic babysitter Laurie Strode, now a grandmother but still haunted after all these years by a masked figure called Michael Meyers, the new Halloween opened with $77.5 million, the second best October debut of all times and not too far behind the record set by Venom just a few weeks ago with $80 million.
President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber Chris Clark talks about the the launch of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition and how they will help ensure the success of Georgia’s screen entertainment industry.
The Fayette Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Workforce and Education Forum featuring local education and industry leaders on Thursday, November 1. The forum will include a conversation between Frank Patterson, president and CEO of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, and Fayette School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow.
Drew talks to us about an aspect of independent filmmaking that is often misunderstood: the high-risk value.
There was word that director Jake Kasdan and the Jumanji: Weclome To The Jungle cast would be returning to begin filming the sequel in January. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black are said to be returning.
For a 20-year-old person, that 21st birthday is not only special but a signifier of adulthood — a shift into maturity.
After several minutes of comprehensive details and thanks from local city officials and Simon mall executives, Robert DeNiro trotted to the podium in his casual black ensemble and sneakers, grinned and said, “It’s gonna be great!”
Last October, locals lined up for the chance to serve as extras during the filming of The Haunting at Hill House. Now, the show is on Netflix and is already receiving national acclaim.
At the start of the decade, Florida’s film industry seemed like such a success story that it could be headed for the silver screen itself.
Andrew Greenburg, Executive Director of the Georgia Game Developers Association, talks to us about the huge impact the video game industry is having on Georgia.
I was a bit dismayed by the recent opinion by columnist Tim Morris regarding Louisiana’s film tax credit program. It shows a misunderstanding of what the reformed program is designed to accomplish.
The New York Attorney General’s office has launched a probe of Helios & Matheson, examining whether MoviePass’ parent company misled investors, according to CNBC.
A Georgia Southern professor and filmmaker will have two of his short films shown at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival.
“Small Group: The Movie,” a film created to offer a fresh look at faith-based cinema, will hit local screens on Friday, Oct. 19. Matt Chastain is the writer, director and actor behind the film.
Charles talks to us about the Savannah Film Alliance he started and how he hopes to help and grow the Savannah film industry through it.
Michael talks to us about about some films they are working on including a “Bondesque” film he hopes to start on soon.
Headlining the Saturday musical lineup will be Hip-Hop artist MICK JENKINS as well as Atlanta-based Producer/Rapper LONDON ON DA TRACK — both will perform on the main stage Saturday, November 17. EDM sensations SLUSHII, KILL THE NOISE and RIOT will perform on the main stage Friday, November 16.
re:imagine/ATL invites leading women from film, music, and media industry to discuss the future with Metro Atlanta high school girls at SPANX Headquarters.
Ever busy actor Samuel L. Jackson is back in Atlanta to shoot a new film “The Banker.”
Actress Kerry Cahill of the Oscar-nominated film Mudbound and The Walking Dead is to attend Walker Stalker Con 2018. She will be partnering with Help Heal Veterans handing out therapeutic craft kits to veterans as well as signing autographs.
Film Independence Atlanta presented by Seed&Spark and Color Farm Media is a free conference for the Atlanta independent film and television industry featuring several of the most prominent Atlanta-based entertainment industry creatives and executives.
The SCAD Film Festival adds two more honorees: Chloë Grace Moretz and John David Washington.
Venom, with Tom Hardy as the Marvel anti-hero, topped the domestic and international charts, followed by A Star Is Born. In North America, the $100 million comic book adaptation added $35.7 million, for a total so far of $142 million. Overseas, an extra $41.2 million this past weekend brought the total to $253 million, for an impressive worldwide cumulative of $379 million and also the title of the No.1 film in 54 countries.
Capturing stories has always driven filmmaker Matt Chastain.
Several roads will be closed and downtown traffic will be impacted beginning Tuesday, October 16 to accommodate movie filming.
AMC Theatres is excited to announce that AMC Stubs A-List, which was launched about three months ago to stimulate moviegoing across all age groups including millennials, continues to deliver on its promise and potential.
Production has wrapped on Avengers 4, but new photos from the film’s reshoots in Atlanta are still attracting the attention of fans online.
Katie Schuck, the locations specialist with the Savannah Area Film Office, loves bringing Hollywood to the Coastal Empire.
Now in its third year, the Way Down Film Festival that will take place Oct. 19-21 is preparing to take the event to the next level.
Governor Susana Martinez, Mayor Tim Keller, and Ty Warren, Vice President, Physical Production for Netflix announced that Netflix has chosen Albuquerque, NM as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to purchase ABQ Studios, located in Albuquerque’s Mesa Del Sol.