The Call for the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival film entries is open! From April 13 to April 22, 2018, we will be celebrating our 42nd anniversary and we need your help to make it our best yet.
He’s well-versed across a variety of genres, he’s opinionated without being overbearing, he’s been to a ton of shows and festivals and has good stories to tell, and he has an articulate, intelligent way of expressing his aesthetic.
The movie release date is set for April 20, 2018. The production company S&K Pictures signed a contract with the county allowing them to make changes to the airport buildings while filming.
The show, which premiered Monday, May 8, expands upon the “Southern Charm” franchise, which averaged 1.7 million viewers last season.
“Our job is to try to get film production and post-production to the state of Georgia,” Lee Thomas said. “My job is to try to get people to do projects here and we want as much of that business as we can get.”
“Georgia’s tourism industry impact has shattered records once again. Not only do we welcome millions of visitors each year, but tourism supports employment across multiple industry sectors, employing an estimated 450,000 Georgians statewide,” said Governor Deal.
“This year, the grants will support non–profit organizations in 24 communities across the country, reach underserved high school students, support emerging and mid–career filmmakers of all ages, and will provide unique opportunities for enrichment and engagement with the cinematic community and its artists.”
The company reported a net loss of $2.2 billion (yes, with a “B”) for the quarter, due in large part to $2 billion in compensation costs tied to going public.
“There are many socials that take place in the industry, but our partners suggested a very targeted and strategic networking event,” said Randy Davidson, President of Georgia Film News/Georgia Entertainment News.
It will feature an eye-popping, first-person adventure titled “Spacewalk: Danger in Orbit,” letting patrons assume the role of an astronaut testing a new manned-maneuvering unit as they explore the elaborate exterior of the International Space Station high above Earth.
Open to public universities, technical school and private colleges, the League hosts tournaments around Georgia in addition to a state championship.
The Savannah studio has committed to invest $890,000 in equity into the deal, allowing us to commence pre-production in June.
French supermarket chain U is taking advantage of Snapchat Stories — and the fact they disappear after 24 hours — to demonstrate that its fish really is freshly caught.
We caught up with Bo Bowen of The Bowen Law Group late last year as Savannah was bustling with films. Bo shares the opportunities and challenges going forward.
The Ken Howard Membership Center is a resource center created for the union’s members, where they can use computers, get their questions answered and find out about upcoming events.
The WGA’s ailing health plan will get a $65.85 million infusion of employer contributions over the next three years to keep it solvent once the guild’s new contract is ratified by the members.
“I was too dumb to realize” Amazon would become so big, he said. “I did not think Jeff Bezos could succeed on the scale he has,” Buffett said.
To draw inspiration for his latest video essay The Art of Teen Film, editor Andrew Saladino had to go back 43 years to 1973.
Getting the proper distribution that suits your project is one of the toughest parts of filmmaking. On June 20, grab some insightful tips from industry professionals.
The Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 maneuvered into position as the juggernaut of spring with reported pre-sales of upwards of $150 million.
Chris LeDoux established their Georgia office in 2014. During our time together, LeDoux shares details of his journey, insights about living and working in Atlanta, as well as highlights of his work in film including La La Land, Hidden Figures, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and more.
The introduction of a Senate companion to the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act establishes bicameral support for the legislation, in addition to the overwhelming bipartisan support for the bill.
Renewed series include five iterations of the widely popular Real Housewives franchise, including Orange County, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills and Dallas.
CCSD has made the list 15 out of the 18 years of the award program. The list recognizes the efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders to make music education part of the curriculum.
The NBA is certainly doing more to help eSports than any of the other big four professional sports leagues. The NBA Playoffs are currently underway, and any viewer watching games televised on TNT have noticed the heavy eSports presence.
Summer movie season is coming and many of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters were filmed right here in Georgia. With so many movies being released each weekend, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of your options. Don’t worry, we’re here to fill you in on what’s coming up and which of this season’s hits could have been filmed in your backyard!
No major cast members were present at the screening, but many local dignitaries and industry members walked the red carpet and spoke beforehand.
The sequel to 2014’s surprise $773 million action comedy hit made $101 million in its overseas launch and is cruising towards a stellar global showing. Guardians is already 57% ahead of its first installment.
Ambassador Rivkin will join MPAA September 5, and the two executives will work together to complete the transition by the beginning of next year.
“We were able to achieve a deal that will net this Guild’s members $130 million more, over the life of the contract, than the pattern we were expected to accept.”
“The company’s focus on table-top and motion control production is welcome, and much needed addition to the Southeast,” said Reichard.
For some, tracing their family history goes as far as an online search, but for Georgia Southern multimedia film and production Assistant Professor Matthew Hashiguchi, it meant speaking with family members to uncover and preserve his family’s legacy.
“We’re bringing in less and less people for every show, so we’re hiring more and more locals each time we bring another movie here,” said David Grant of Marvel.
Twitter is undoubtedly hoping that all of this proprietary content will help to pull in new users—as well as retaining the users it already has by convincing them to spend more time with the app.
Governor Deal signed House Bill 199, which makes a couple of positive changes to the interactive entertainment tax credit and adds a new tax credit for post-production companies and make the interactive entertainment credit available for more gaming companies to qualify.
After months of documents being kept under seal, the public will be able to see a little additional information about AMC Network’s agreements with CAA and client Frank Darabont involving mega hit The Walking Dead.
The industry is just as powerful as ever, bringing new projects to our city every month. Atlanta’s positively buzzing with little yellow filming signs pollinating our street corners.
I vetoed I think 16 different dam projects all over the United States which aroused a great deal of animosity and also condemnation among members of Congress and Chambers of Commerce and so forth.
Georgia’s $7 billion film industry continues to grow, but who’s training young filmmakers and how does the industry get connected to the local community?
Created by attorney and CPA, Ceasar Richbow and business executive, Michael Robinson, Total Momentum will be offering services to include the development, financing, and production of a variety of quality independent film and television projects.
Last fall, Pinewood Studios Group hired away Frank Patterson, dean of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts, as president of its Atlanta studios.
Almost 100 tourism professionals descended on Woodstock this week for the annual three-day Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center Conference.
Is Charter Communications entering the content business? Kind of, it seems, with a deal announced this morning.
With a maximum screen brightness of 2000 nit, on-screen details are clear and sharp, making fine-tuning a breeze. The monitor is equipped with dual microSD card slots to record footage and supports H.264 and H.265 video for 30 fps and 60 fps playback.
In an email to all staff on 24th April, Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood, said: “Ivan has played a huge role in the success of Pinewood.
Last year, Georgia hosted nearly 250 productions — but “host” is the key word. These shows might film in Georgia, but the money, the concept and the above-the-line talent still come largely from Los Angeles or New York.
For the whole week, Monday through Sunday, that figure jumps to $476 million and brings this film’s global haul to $908 million dollars in just eleven days. It should zoom past $1 billion this week.
Their goal is to eventually grow this into a regional student film festival for elementary through high school students in Savannah and throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
Next week, nearly 11,000 local K-2 students will attend Savannah Music Festival’s (SMF) Musical Explorers concerts, which present Falu Shah (Indian music), Gino Castillo (salsa) and Heidi Bindhammer (art song).
Georgia film director Fran Burst-Terranella’s first feature film, The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle, was the Opening Night Film at this year’s Milledgeville Film Festival.
Outside of directing, Williams has served as DP on a range of other shorts and features. Here, he reveals what’s in his kit.
The new two-year agreement was reached in the early evening hours of April 20.
After burning nearly $1.5 billion in cash last year, Netflix says that it’s headed back to the debt market for help to pay for its fast-growing content needs as it expands throughout the world.
In the commercial world, it’s not enough to be a great filmmaker. If you want a client to buy your ideas, you’re going to have to sell them.
Matt McDaniel, a Columbus architectural historian, first documented the untold story in his book “Emigration to Liberia,” where he traced the mass migration of more than 500 freed blacks from the Chattahoochee Valley to Liberia after the Civil War.
“This year, we received 460 submissions from 41 countries from every continent except Antarctica,” said Jeremiah Bennett.
That figure accounts for a 72 percent diversion rate of the studios’ total solid waste from landfills, which marks the fifth year in a row the rate has been over 70 percent.
If you relish the opportunity to see and experience locations and sensations far from the norm, then this weekend’s one-night-only presentation of the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Lucas Theatre has your name written all over it.
Streaming accounted for 74% of the Latin market, driven by an 89% increase in revenues from paid subscription models.
“Our goal is to show both Hollywood and our cousins in Atlanta that Augusta is now beginning to boast the quality of production services and support that will soon rival other thriving filmmaking hubs – we want to be standing shoulder to shoulder with the best.”
“We’re making the camera the first augmented reality platform,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at F8, referring to the camera on a phone.
Two weeks before a special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District seat, which takes place this Tuesday, the thirty-year-old Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff stood on a busy North Atlanta street corner brandishing a lightsaber.
“We all work here [in California]. We’d love to make movies here. We made a handful of the early movies here, we hope to make some [here].” Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios
Geek out over these fantasy, sci-fi and superhero movies that have been filmed in Georgia over the last few years. You might be surprised at how easily spaces around the state are transformed into other worlds.
With $433.2 million overseas and $100.1 million at home, the Universal Pictures’ official goodbye to their nearly two decade long street racing/action saga clocked the biggest worldwide launch of any film in history.
Poulos and Hoover provide insights into their work as brokers for commercial real estate transactions in the metro Atlanta area and how they are helping film producers and their supporting companies find and lease office space for their Georgia productions.
“There’s something about the south.” At least that’s what Cindy Hogan says. And she should know. She’s one of the principal actors in “The Case for Christ” filmed right here in Georgia.
One can say Matthew Head’s musical journey is a bit unconventional. The Marietta native started playing piano at the age of five, but instead of following music into college he went to Savannah State University on a football scholarship with the intent of becoming a teacher like his mother.
Amid the confusion, legislators across the country have been bombarded with calls from constituents hoping their state governments would fortify online privacy protections.
Cullen provides insights for filmmakers and other artisans who want to produce in Georgia, take advantage of the tax incentives, and learn from the best in Hollywood.
The main issues are more pay for TV writers and a rescue of the WGA’s failing Health Plan, which faces projected deficits of $145 million over the next three years.
We had done everything we could think of to get the necessary funds together. We had done a crowdfunding campaign, we had asked both of the rich people we knew, we had sold off the rights to our genetic material to various demonic entities.
As part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the state’s sales and marketing arm, the Film Office provides a number of services designed to attract new entertainment business investment to the state.
The version of the resolution approved was drafted with input from both the visitors bureau and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office.
Instagram Stories is this year’s “little black dress” of advertising–the hot-yet-versatile new look all brands need to have in the lineup.
Officials from the Georgia Film Office and the Department of Economic Development were in Tampa this week promoting their state as a place to see the settings for your favorite tales from the screen.
What will air travel be like 10 years from now? Leaders at The Hangar, Delta’s Global Innovation Center, thought who better to ask than some of the most creative minds around – students at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Texas legislators last week discussed an amendment to end Texas’ moving image incentive program, which provides tax rebates for up to 20 percent of production costs for films, television shows, and video games made in state.
The site overlooks the freshly paved Eastside Trail extension, just south of Irwin Street, and the project will include a direct Beltline spur. A new Studioplex parking deck was finished next door to the site in January.
Over $17.6 million on local rentals and purchases for set decoration, production, and other supplies. Over $2 million on catering, bakery goods and other food items. More than $2.7 million on transportation, including truck and car rentals.
“It was originally written as St. Petersburg. It has a lot of sites in it. You’re going to see Ferg’s Bar, you know, Mark Ferguson’s Bar. You’re going to see that, but in Savannah, dressed up.” Screenwriter Tom Flynn
Only five of 30 schools in the University System of Georgia (USG) – and four schools in the Technical College System of Georgia – have partnered with the Georgia Film Academy (GFA) to offer “Introduction to On-Set Film Production.”
Vishal J. Amin of Michigan to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President.