World Box Office: Thor Dominates

Industry analysts and Disney/Marvel execs were predicting a $100 million opening after Thursday’s preview showings but strong word of mouth and overwhelmingly positive reviews pushed the Chris Hemsworth led film to $121 million.

GPP/ATLFS present The PA Academy – Fall 2017

This two day, bootcamp-style Production Assistant workshop is perfect for those just starting their career in the industry as well as those looking to advance their knowledge of what it takes to succeed as an office or on-set production assistant working on commercials, industrials, music videos, independent films, television series and studio features.

Two Berry College student-made films to be screened at RIFF

The film introduces the viewer to backyard chicken owners and local residents who were forced to get rid of their backyard flocks. It explores the implications of the chicken ban legislations and re-frames the issue as it relates to food security and sustainability.

Thank You For Your Service – Review (4.5 of 5 stars)

From the opening shot of twinkling dogtags and quick change to war and families in emotional turmoil, Thank You For Your Service brought to light the harrowing experiences of PTSD and the harsh realities of servicemen returning to a less-than welcoming home country.

Athens looks to get more of state’s booming entertainment industry

“The tax incentive is what changed everything for the state,” Craig Dominey, manager of Georgia’s “Camera Ready” program, recently told a small group of people in a forum sponsored by Letterbox Legal of Athens and presented by the University of Georgia’s student Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

UGA Sweeps First Georgia Esports League State Championships

Teams from across the state participated in online matches leading up to the finals. The final lineup included: the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, SCAD-Atlanta, Wiregrass Technical College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Love for animals evolves into quirky film career

Nicole’s entry into Georgia’s film industry came when she was approached about using one of her animals in a role for a small film. She trained and brought the deer to the set and everything just started to click.

Agenda for Sold Out Georgia Entertainment 101 Event Announced

The Georgia Entertainment 101 event will be held on October 25th as an invite-only affair. The sold out event will include the who’s who of finance, legal, banking along with studio executives, producers and government officials. The event is at capacity. Confirmations and instructions for attending will be sent to those who have RSVPed.

Emory makes music for the big screen

Emory alumnus Nikoloz Kevkhishvili, writer and director of the new film “In Her Image,” has collaborated with Richard Prior, director of performance studies and conductor of the Emory Symphony Orchestra, and Paul Bhasin, director of wind studies and conductor of the Emory Wind Ensemble, to bring his movie to life.

South Georgia Film Festival accepting submissions

Jason Brown, a Valdosta State University assistant professor, said he is working toward having a “right and proper” film festival in town. Previously, VSU has done smaller 48-hour film festival events, where films are made in 48 hours and then shown. Brown said he wanted to do something bigger.

Netflix series to begin filming in LaGrange next week

According to casting representatives, they are looking for several extras to be a part of the film. They are casting for construction workers for three days (10/25-10/27), funeral guests for one day (10/24), and funeral guests with cars from 1980-1992 (10/24).

The Georgia Entertainment 101 Event Slated for October 25th

“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 Entertainment News. “We have state legislators, studio executives and well-known producers slated to attend this intimate gathering.”

Georgia Council for the Arts Launches New Arts Education Campaign

“Arts education is a powerful tool to transfer knowledge and cultivate in Georgia’s students the hard and soft skills that position them for success in all sectors of the global economy, and aspects of their adult life,” said Karen Paty, executive director of Georgia Council for the Arts.

ATLARGE Music Film Festival to debut at Georgia State

“Music is an integral part of film. And yet there aren’t many events in Atlanta that bring the two industries together in a meaningful way. The beauty of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival is that it creates an opportunity to bring both music and film creators and talent together seamlessly.”

Film ordinance coming for Cedartown

According to documents from the city, they specifically looks to create a permit process for professional filming, safety standards and requirements, insurance requirements, location agreement language, and what a production will be required to pay for, like using city water for instance.

Burt the Bandit is coming to Rome for Film Festival

“No single individual has left a greater mark on Georgia’s film industry than Burt Reynolds,” said RIFF Executive Director Cameron McAllister. “Mr. Reynolds is an absolute icon in every sense of the word and we are so privileged to be able to bring him to RIFF.”

New York Poll: Majority opposes entertainment tax credits

New York gives $420 million in film tax credits a year, with 48 productions receiving $180 million between April and June. Three CBS shows—Madam Secretary, Elementary and Person of Interest—received the largest tax credits, a combined $79.6 million for four seasons in the most recent state records.

TV One Announces Production of “Behind the Movement”, In Atlanta

Behind the Movement is a unique and fast-paced retelling of how Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott. The film will reveal the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this incident was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.

Monarch Private Capital: Important Details About Georgia Film Credits

Purchasing Georgia film credits only requires a simple contract with the seller. The purchaser should ensure the seller’s credit calculation is evaluated by a third party and the credits are guaranteed. While there is no recapture provision for film credits, the validity of the credit being transferred can be challenged if the original credit computation is incorrect.

World Box Office: Kingsman: The Golden Circle wins again

Directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Julianne Moore, Kingsman is on the verge of reaching the $200 million benchmark. It had a very strong opening in Korea, with a record $16 million debut, three times bigger than the original Kingsman: The Secret Service, also bigger than this year’s Transformers: The Last Knight and of The Fate of The Furious. 

Full Count is in Full Swing

The Georgia Film Industry is booming to say the least. Every week all over this great state, people are making films – from shorts to indies to blockbusters. This past week Full Count starring John Paul Kakos and Jason London wrapped.

Film on faith shot in Atlanta makes history

The movie filmed all over Atlanta; from Turner Chapel AME Church in Marrietta to Auburn Avenue. Lead actress, Kim Fields also chimed in on why she feels the bustling city is quickly becoming more and more attractive to production teams.

Atlanta Film Critics Circle group launches

Composed of a mix of Atlanta-based critics working in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, the newly launched Atlanta Film Critics Circle helps to solidify Atlanta’s status as a Top 10 film market with a robust media presence and a booming film production industry.

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