We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ed Spivia, who served as the state’s first film commissioner and is the person we credit for making Georgia’s film industry what it is today. Since he was appointed by Governor Jimmy Carter in 1973, film has become one of the state’s top industries.
That was enough to beat stablemate Spider-Man: Far from Home, but short of The Lion King’s domestic top finish of $75 million. Sony’s USA first-and-only opening is a rare strategy for a film with clear global appeal but looks set to pay dividends overseas next frame as widespread fan buzz adds to already glowing critical reviews.
“Atlanta has been a music, sports and media capital for a long time, and now it’s also a film and video game development capital,” said Wendy Hensel, who was the College of Law dean until being named interim provost. “This seemed like an exciting opportunity for our students.”
The General’s Daughter was my first opportunity to work on a feature film. After working that production, I knew this is what I wanted to do. Some way, somehow.
The fifth annual digest-sized guide features the wildly popular nomination-based “Georgia’s 100 Plates” list; a feature on five noteworthy female chefs; a guide to the best places to sample peaches, barbecue, craft beer, international cuisine and Southern dishes; as well as an exceptional selection of the state’s best food and drink festivals.
Given those conditions however, it’s appropriate that the first-ever Fortnite World Cup has resulted in a hastily arranged team of strangers landing in a rented house in Georgia and fending for themselves as the stakes keep getting larger and the competition keeps getting nastier.
Scripted television remains the bright spot in the L.A. production picture, according to the latest quarterly data from FilmLA. On-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased in the second quarter, while feature, commercial and reality TV production lost ground.
There was only going to be one king of the jungle this weekend and Disney’s The Lion King announced itself to the world with a resounding roar. John Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the beloved early nineties children’s cartoon made $185 million in its US debut and $269.4 million overseas.
In its 30th festival season, SMF presented 107 performances in 15 venues throughout Savannah, bringing in 625 artists and personnel from 25 countries. Total paid attendance for the festival was 29,065, 39% of which was made up of patrons from out of town.
The first Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala will recognize those that have made a difference in the region as it relates to entertainment. Bo discusses ways companies and organizations can get involved and support this important event. SavannahFilmAlliance.org