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Pinewood Studios chief to Fayette students: Create here

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.

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What to expect at DreamHack Atlanta 2018

Following the end of the quarter will be DreamHack’s second-ever Esports event. Nov. 16-18 at the Georgia World Congress Center will be filled with video games, technology, live music and pop culture-lover activities for all to enjoy.

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AMC Stubs Now Exceeds 17 Million Member Households

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.

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World Box Office: Bohemian Rhapsody Takes the Weekend

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.

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Crafty Apes Leading The Visual Effects Market in Georgia While Southern Production Boom Continues

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.”

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Film ‘Still’ finds buyer at 2018 SCAD Savannah Film Festival

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.

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Savannah Film Fest: ‘Roma’ Screening, Q&A Kicks Off 21st Edition

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.

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November 3 Dekalb Entertainment Expo Focuses on Film, TV, Music & Digital Entertainment

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.

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World Box Office: October could help 2018 be most successful box office year ever

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.

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Georgia’s Production Incentives Seal the Deal for Hollywood

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.”

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Why So Many Contenders Flock to the Savannah Film Festival

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.

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re:imagine/ATL drops the “Know Your Worth” music video

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.

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SPARE ROOM to be shown at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

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.

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PlayVS and Champion Athletic Apparel Partner in High School Esports Jersey Deal

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.

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World Box Office: Halloween takes the top spot

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.

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New Entertainment Added to DreamHack Atlanta

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.

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World Box Office: Venom on Top Again

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.

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