2024 Backlight Student Film Festival Concludes with 2-Day Celebration of Georgia’s Student Filmmakers

The Backlight Student Film Festival drew in over 500 attendees from universities, production companies, studios, and other professional organizations across the state. The festival featured a panel of industry professionals, student short film screenings, a red carpet, a networking mixer, and concluded with an awards ceremony highlighting the student filmmakers and their work. 

SCAD Names Bob Weis Executive in Residence

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce that Bob Weis, global entertainment lead for Gensler and former president of Walt Disney Imagineering, has been named the university’s latest Executive in Residence.

SCAD in Midtown Atlanta Breaks Out the Best in Big-Time Scripts

As part of the university’s TVfest series of programming for students and the public,
SCAD partnered with the LA-based Writers Guild Foundation (WGF) to bring a day of
scriptwriting wisdom and a world class pop-up library to SCADshow on April 19, 2024,
for an event called SCAD TVfest: Screenwriting.

First Look: Terror Twins Announces Feature Film In Production Outside Atlanta

Terror Twins, LLC announces “Traction Park Massacre,” currently filming outside of Atlanta through April directed and written by Adam Dubin (Murder at the Front Row/A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica) and Douglas diMonda. The film is an ode to 80’s slasher movies, along with genre classics, like “Evil Dead,” “Friday the 13th,” “Saw,” et al. 

“Behind the Musical” at Alliance Theatre’s Upcoming “The Preacher’s Wife”

“Behind the Musical” for the Alliance’s newest upcoming original, “The Preacher’s Wife”, an event hosted by Tituss Burgess. With a creative conversation facilitated by Chris Moses, the evening featured insightful discussions with the musical’s Co-Directors, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Michael Arden, Book Writer, Azie Dungey, and Music and Lyrics Writer, Tituss Burgess. 

2024 Writers Guild Awards: Winners Announced

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) announce the winners of the 2024 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during concurrent ceremonies.

CreatorSummit Arrives in Atlanta on April 27

CreatorSummit, a property of Ghost Gaming and produced by Skillshot Media, will debut on Saturday, April 27, 2024, as a day-long networking and professional development event celebrating content creation and the growing Creator Economy in Georgia.

George Lucas Honorary Palme d’or of the 77th Festival de Cannes

At the mere mention of his name, a whole section of the Seventh Art lights up, and you can hear a few unforgettable music notes (by John Williams!). Inseparable from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas, George Lucas has forever given the blockbuster an illustrious history, and audiences the world over unrivalled pleasure.

Second Edition of The Creative Economy Journal to Focus on the 200 Most Influential in Entertainment

Georgia Entertainment, the leading source of news and information about the film, music, esports, arts, gaming and other areas of digital entertainment, has announced the second edition of the bi-annual printed publication. Georgia Entertainment: The Creative Economy Journal. The issue will be distributed in June with a special presentation at the Georgia Unscripted Roadshow event on June 13th.

Georgia Entertainment Tours World Class FotoKem Lab In California

The Georgia Entertainment team was fortunate to have a one-of-a-kind experience at the FotoKem laboratory in California. FotoKem, with a location in Atlanta as well, is a full service post-production lab that works with filmmakers to cater to the specific needs of motion picture and television projects.

Georgia Conversations in Los Angeles, Serving Back and Forth

Our travels to the West Coast are always eventful and especially when the weather cooperates. This trip was perfect in terms of weather and the traffic was the best I have seen in years. (Plus Fatburger and Randy’s Donuts) Many of our partners are based in LA and all the meetings involved upcoming projects and initiatives where Georgia is a central topic of conversation.

Georgia to Welcome ProTravel International’s “Thompson Takes on Hollywood”

On Saturday April 20th, Dani Risch-Bailey with Protravel International in collaboration with Thompson Hotels, will host the “Thompson Takes On Hollywood” at Thompson Atlanta-Buckhead. The invite-only event, taking place on the Tesserae rooftop, will bring together industry professionals for an evening of networking and acknowledgement to the unsung heroes of the entertainment industry.

SCAD’s Impact on Georgia: $1.3 Billion, Contributes $127 Million in Tourism to the State

SCAD generated $1.3 billion in annual economic impact for the state of Georgia, a 70% increase from the last report conducted for fiscal year 2019. This value is attributed to the university’s positive influence on the vitality of the economy in the state through jobs, student and visitor spending, large investment on capital projects, operational spending, public events, alumni earning power, charitable giving and public safety.

$2 Billion Entertainment Complex in Forsyth County Moves Forward

During a Special Called Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 26, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and Krause Sports and Entertainment, the developer for The Gathering at South Forsyth, a proposed $2 billion plus entertainment hub and arena.

Filmed in Augusta, ‘Mister Sleep’ set for April 2 release

Claire Marie Lubeck is no stranger to acting, making her stage debut before she could walk. But her most recent role took her in a completely different direction from her musical theater roots. “This is the first role that I got to create,” said Lubeck, who plays Felicia Payne in a film called “Mister Sleep,” which was screened March 25 at Augusta’s Regal Exchange.

6th Annual DeKalb Student Film Festival Success

We were happy to attend the 6th Annual DeKalb Student Film Festival! The DeKalb Entertainment Commission partnered with Re:Imagine to host 17 student short films from 10 different high schools around the county. These short films showcased not only the brilliance of these future industry talents but also how the schools empower these creative minds.

Georgia film industry “essential” to state’s economy, local job creation, say GOP primary voters

Results from a recent statewide survey found more than 75 percent of likely GOP primary voters believe the film industry is a “major” job creator, while nearly 70 percent believe it’s “essential” to Georgia’s economy and benefits the entire state. When asked about the film tax incentive, two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters said they were aware of and support it.

WATCH: Thought Leadership Series With Industry Insider Peter Provost

Peter Provost is an Emmy-nominated Director of Design and the President of Provost Studio, an industry-recognized design firm with international reach. Provost Studio creates memorable, visually-stunning broadcast studios and on-camera branded spaces for Fortune 500 companies and industry-leading brands.

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