This event is sure to be an incredible opportunity for your church body to experience a powerful life-affirming film. Not only that, but because the film is a faith—friendly romance, it is also a compelling outreach tool for others to come and be a part of a night that will offer healing and hope.
The Association of Film Commissioners International announced its 2018 Board of Directors, as well as the latest crop of film commissioners worldwide to earn AFCI Certification.
Craig tells us how important it is to have Georgia-based content developers. This includes positions like writers, producers, and directors.
In PrinceNapped, the first mobile game from Atlanta-based developer Ker-Chunk Games, it’s Prince Edwin who needs to be rescued and the heroine Clara who must do the saving, vaporizing water and clearing the path for Edwin to escape.
The growth continued in 2017 with the industry contributing $137 million in economic impact to Chatham County, spread across 260 projects, including 12 feature films, 23 television projects, 13 commercials and 161 student projects, according to the recently released annual Savannah Area Film Office report.
Here’s a deal: For every dollar you spend, you can make almost $9 back. Here’s a scoop: Kentucky filmmakers become empowered to tell Kentucky stories, ensuring that the next generation of young Kentuckians stay put, adding to the economic impact and artistic flavor of the place we call home.
In 2018, re:imagine/ATL is launching a new series of Saturday “Crash Course” workshops to train Atlanta-area students in film and media production while connecting them with local media industry professionals.
The Savannah Music Festival and Southbound Brewing Company are partnering for the fourth straight year to release a springtime IPA for the 2018 festival developed over a shared love of live music.
Drew tells us the main reason he moved his company to Georgia was independent film-making. He thinks independent film-making is the heartbeat of film. It does not rely on Hollywood.
The GGDA’s Best in Georgia Competition encourages teams from the Global Game Jam to continue working on their games after the jam is over. The competition not only looks at what they bring to the jam, but what they can do in the weeks following.
Apple selected three teams of young filmmakers for a month-long workshop that connected the students with Apple’s professionals with creative talent.
The House of Delegates engaged in a vigorous debate about the value of West Virginia’s film tax credit and then left off on a cliffhanger.
GreenScene of Coastal Georgia is accepting short film submissions for its annual Green Screen Environmental Film Festival. The Festival will…
Last March, the first-ever tax incentive for Georgia’s music industry was passed by the state legislature. The Georgia Music Investment Act officially went into effect with the new year and now the state of Georgia is open for business.
The mother of a stuntman who fell to his death on the set of “The Walking Dead” in Georgia has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the show’s network and other parties, saying unreasonably low budgets led to inadequate safety precautions.
Bryan McBrien discusses some exciting trends he is seeing in Atlanta. One of these is studio development. More and more studios are making Atlanta their home. Another is the growth of sound stages.
Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, SCAD-Atlanta , Georgia Tech and SCAD-Savannah/Guild Hall have already registered sites for the 2018…
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced its lineup for the sixth annual SCAD aTVfest, Atlanta’s only TV festival attracting industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD’s award-winning buildings in Midtown Atlanta.
For its 18th year, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns to local cinemas with a robust lineup of movies that showcase such themes as Jewish-American life, the Holocaust, Israeli cinema and, particularly this year, the realm of arts and entertainment.
If you’re in the mood for catching a movie or other specialty program in a cinematic setting, you’ve found the right column. Each week Film Scene takes a look ahead at the next seven days’ worth of alternative cinema events taking place around the greater Savannah area.
Georgia is now a top location for film and television production, and aspiring film workers are flocking to Atlanta for a chance to get in on the action.
“With a record economic impact of $60.8 billion, Georgia’s tourism industry is a powerful economic development tool for local communities and our state as a whole,” said Deal. “This impact goes well beyond direct spending by visitors, as the industry provides job opportunities for more than 450,200 Georgians, accounting for approximately 10.6 percent of the state’s non-farm workforce.
Jess talks about the new post production tax credit. Previously films had to be shot in Georgia to receive a post production credit. Now films shot outside the state can qualify for credits if the company is located in Georgia.
As Eatonton, Putnam County and all of Georgia, begin to tap into the film industry, the PDA contacted GDEcD film specialists for suggestions about how local officials can attract film producers to Putnam County as well as prepare to accommodate what was once a predominantly west coast industry.
The American film and television industry continues to be a key driver of the U.S. economy, adding high quality domestic jobs and paying out $49 billion to local businesses across the country, according to the most recent economic figures released today by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
The federal government shutdown – aka the Trump Shutdown or the Schumer Shutdown, depending on your perspective – continues apace, as Senators head into yet another day of talking, arm-twisting and finger-pointing as they work to strike a deal.
Do you enjoy cartoons? Do you want to know what it takes to create your own animation? Join us and ASIFA-SOUTH for a hands-on 2D & 3D animation experience!
This is an athletic conference (competitive league) within Div II. It’s headquartered in Georgia (hence the peach name), and has 12 member schools across Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
An impressive cadre of artists including Carole King, Carly Simon, Melissa Etheridge, Dionne Warwick, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), the Isley Brothers, John Densmore (the Doors), Judy Collins and many others recently added their names to a groundbreaking legal filing in California seeking compensation for pre-1972 recordings from digital radio services like SiriusXM and Pandora.
The 2013 lawsuit filed by Darabont, the show’s co-creator and first executive producer, is still very much active, and the parties are eagerly awaiting a judge’s summary judgment decision determining if that $280 million case goes to trial.
There are top-rated programs in film at the state’s public and private universities along with a full-fledged film production program at schools such as Salt Lake Community College, a rarity among two-year schools.
New Echota was the capitol of the Cherokee Nation from 1825 until the forced removal of the Cherokees in the 1830s. Abandoned for over 100 years, New Echota now serves as an important landmark and testimony to the rich history of the Cherokee people, including their persecution.
“I think sometimes people look at Atlanta and don’t think of it as a music town. They know about the film and television side of the entertainment business, but may not realize how much music Atlanta has been producing for a number of years. I don’t think we are that far behind cities like Los Angeles or Nashville in musical impact, if we are behind at all.”
Compare that to West Virginia’s $5 million cap, and there’s stiff competition for films. Because of the increased competition, Ruby said, eight states have recently eliminated their film tax credits.
Unlike his band the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, which generally shuns the Crowes’ catalog, the overriding focus of As the Crow Flies will be to perform those old Crowes favorites like “Jealous Again,” “Twice as Hard,” “Thorn in My Pride” and “She Talks to Angels,” among many others.
USTR report makes clear, online content theft undermines America’s creative economy. Illicit streaming devices (ISDs), specifically, represent a considerable and growing threat to the film and television community.
Long time TWD writer Angela Kang is taking over from Scott M. Gimple with the latter shifted over to a newly designated Chief Content Officer of the mothershow, its Fear The Walking Dead.
Current studies show that more than half of all 16-24 year olds worldwide have illegally stream-ripped songs from YouTube or other streaming sites, and research firm MusicWatch has estimated a 50% increase in the number of Internet users in the U.S. who stream-ripped music in just two years.
Andrew Greenberg has been executive director of the GGDA since 2012, but he has been a game designer since 1990. Join us for a wide-ranging interview on the state of the industry, his own career, game education, and his upcoming games.
“Lady Bird” was designated as Best Picture, taking home four awards in total: Best Picture, Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf). Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out” and the Breakthrough Award.
Group said state is losing out to Georgia and Texas for Florida-based films, television shows and novellas.
Winners for each of these categories will be announced on Friday, January 12, 2018. Additionally, the winner of the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema—a special prize for a film made in Georgia—is to be announced.
Russell Bobbitt is Marvel’s Head Property Master. He has spent more than thirty years in the industry, working as an actor, director, producer, and writer. He currently resides in Peachtree City, Georgia.
“I, Tonya” is also up for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes. It faces steep competition from “The Disaster Artist,” “Get Out,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Lady Bird.”
Bennett said the county is learning how to streamline the ability for filming in the county, and is eyeing ordinance revisions to streamline filming necessities, such as construction and certain permitting areas to be more fluid when the industry does come to the county.
Later this week, Chris Schueler will be teaching his Documentary Filmmaking Workshop at STCSavannah Technical College. Chris’ documentary films have received over 25 Emmy Awards and he has taught classes all over the world.
The primary cause of the anticipated increase is the elimination of deductions for things like agent commissions, acting classes, and not incidentally, union dues.
Mathews is hoping to take the lessons Billups will share at the meeting to bolster support for the South Georgia Film Festival hosted by Valdosta State University’s mass media department in March.
“We want to get more of that post here in Georgia,” said Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. “We want to be able to compete with the Vancouvers and the Los Angeleses of the world.”
“This tragedy should serve as a wake-up call for the entertainment industry,” OSHA’s Atlanta regional administrator, Kurt Petermeyer said. “The entire industry needs to commit to safety practices for actors and stunt people involved in this type of work.”
The Georgia Film Academy in Fayette has a two-year program and graduates can get jobs making $80,000, Bonner said.
By Christina Nicole, Staff Writer The painfully neurotic Woody Allen is back in all his lackluster glory to tell another…
The report follows a five-day tour of Hong Kong and China – Rivkin’s first in the region as head of the MPAA – during which he met with top industry leaders, filmmakers, and government representatives.
This selection comprises 15 works in both feature length and short form across narrative, documentary, pilot episode, music video, animation, puppetry, experimental and virtual reality categories.
Don’t be fooled by the tranquil scenario below. If these trees could talk, they’d whisper of frantic horse races, Revolutionary War soldiers at camp, and Navy Seals stalking terrorists–at least in the story lines filmed here in Wilmington, NC.
In today’s video, Buzz Law discusses how to give financially to nonprofits and charitable causes. There are smart ways to do this including using appreciated assets.
She shares her passion for the business and Georgia’s success, and her determination to cast, crew, film, write, direct, produce, post….all of it here in Georgia
The acquisition is expected to yield at least $2 billion in cost savings from efficiencies realized through the combination of businesses, and to be accretive to earnings before the impact of purchase accounting for the second fiscal year after the close of the transaction.
For nearly 40 years, SCAD has helped change the face and future of Georgia. Through entrepreneurialism and innovation, community-facing events and charitable endeavors, the university’s students, faculty, staff and alumni have increased the economic vitality of SCAD’s hometown communities.
The annual three-day fest showcases a wide-ranging mix of established and up-and-coming, under-the-radar musical talent. Next year’s event takes place March 8th through 10th at various venues throughout Savannah.
Behind every great executive is an assistant that keeps the trains running on time. That is no different at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta, where Margaret Joiner is tasked with not only making sure the train is on time, but that it also remains on the tracks.
Tina’s insider knowledge of Georgia has helped in other ways on set. On “Footloose,”wardrobe personnel couldn’t find the right T-shirt to represent the South. Tina found the perfect look from the Smok’n Pig B-B-Q restaurant in Valdosta, and a lead actor wore the shirt in promos for the movie.
“As the entertainment industry continues to boom in Georgia, we are thrilled to welcome Alan to the firm to better serve our clients and expand services to his clients,” said Marc Taylor, a founding partner of Taylor English.
The production is set to premiere in theaters December 20. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. Filming took place from August 29, 2016 to January 27, 2017.
The MPAA applauds the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – under the leadership of HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman – for its decision to end the prohibition on movie theaters.
Another slow pre–Star Wars weekend saw Coco – a nominee for the Golden Globe of Best Animated Picture – take first place again both in the US and overseas, while James Franco’s The Disaster Artist scored big at home with a push into 840 theatres.
Erin talks about being back in Georgia and working with independent films like the ones made by Sherwood Baptist Church.
“SCADFILM is a beacon for Georgia’s entertainment industry, and we’re delighted to welcome renowned producer Leigh Seaman as Senior Executive Director,” said SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace.
Netflix has stepped up to its first major animated feature film. It will finance America: The Motion Picture, an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country.
“In general, economic research finds that tax incentives usually do benefit that targeted industry, though often at the expense of the economy as a whole. Somewhat surprisingly, only about 65 percent of the studies that I’m aware of find clear positive effects for the firms that receive the subsidies.”
Before that announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble honors nominees will be announced by SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and SAG Awards Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin.
“We can’t wait to build on the success Stephen’s achieved as a writer and producer.” said Eric Schrier, who is Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions along with Nick Grad.
You can still make beautiful, engaging, high-quality films that, yes, “look like a film” without an ARRI Alexa, RED Dragon, or even a robust DSLR with a big sensor and high dynamic range, because you are the filmmaker here, not your camera.
The Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series provides a high-quality venue for local filmmakers to screen their work and helps to cultivate a thriving independent filmmaking scene in Atlanta.
What has defied all expectations is Coco’s performance in China, a market where Pixar films have traditionally struggled to gain traction.
“My goal is that within the next five years, women will direct and write 50 percent of what we see on our screens,” said Fran, one of the first American women to produce/direct her first feature film at age 60+.
The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), on today’s passage of H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the United States Senate.
Bo Bowen has his finger on the pulse of Georgia’s film industry and especially in Savannah. He talks about the growth 2017 has seen and the excitement it has created in the region.
“It’s not like when we opened 11 years ago and they’d say, ‘You built a studio there? Why would you do that?’ We’ve really come a long way,” says Dana Arnold, CEO of Pacifica Ventures, which owns Albuquerque Studios. “There are ups and downs, but right now we’re on an up.”
It feels like Superbad for moms, but with only half the laughs. It’s a fun, dumb film. The acting is good, the people and scenes are beautiful, but the story is a bit lacking.