New York is looking to increase the cap on tax credits the state gives to the film and TV industry from $420 million to $700 million and raise the incentive to 30 percent, according to the 2023 state budget proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday.
The South Georgia Film Festival announces the films selected for the 2023 event – with 95 total films, including three locally produced feature films, featuring The Holiday Dating Guide, which will be screened free to the public at the Valdosta Mall, March 3.
Showtime is being integrated into Paramount+ across both linear and streaming platforms, resulting in a rebranding of the pay TV channel to “Paramount+ With Showtime.”
Financial statements for Supreme Works Productions II show that over the nine months to May 8 2021 the company received a $35.9 million (£29 million) tax credit which followed a $5.8 million (£4.7 million) payment the previous year when pre-production began.
Chuck Leavell has played in two of the most legendary rock and roll bands in history — the Allman Brothers and the Rolling Stones — is now hoping to shine a spotlight on Georgia’s legendary music scene.
Resurging after a three-year hiatus, the preeminent awards ceremony for the moving image in the state of Georgia, the IMAGE Film Awards Gala has recognized people who made outstanding contributions to building the state’s film industry and community.
Among the recommendations are the creation of a more competitive tax incentive, the establishment of a Georgia Music Office within the Office of the Governor, and grant opportunities for local musicians and other industry professionals. Studies show that today, the industry is $5 billion strong and responsible for more than 70,000 jobs.
The Columbus Film Commission meeting scheduled for February 1st will include featured speaker LARonda Sutton, plans for Flat Rock Studio, presenting at Sundance and other film activity in the region. The event will be at the Springer Opera House in Columbus.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced that the 2023 SCAD TVfest will return in person to Atlanta Feb. 9-11, 2023. Now in its 11th year, the university’s annual signature event celebrates all things television and streaming.
It’s a growing frustration for Engle and other Floridians in the movie, television and commercial industries, who want to film in Florida, but can’t persuade the Florida Legislature to reinstitute production financial incentives that have become a necessary lure. Without those, states like Florida get skipped.
James Cameron now has three films that made more than $2 billion – Avatar: The Way of Water, Titanic, and the original Avatar. The sequel is only the sixth film to hit the $2 billion milestone ($2.024 billion, to be exact).
The February PA Academy will be an ON-LINE ONLY weekend workshop, with the same high level of training and instruction. Happening over 2 – 10 hour days, this workshop will be smaller, and more intimate than usual for more individualized attention.
I am most excited about me and my partners real estate development projects that expands up to almost 300 acres of property potentially starting the first quarter of the this year.
The record spending followed a busy year that saw a surge in production after Thanksgiving. In addition, motion picture, television and streaming productions in the state created over 8,500 jobs in 2022. That number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as several major studios finish construction.
Carpenter said he was skeptical about the film credit at first and knows where Horner is coming from, but he changed his mind after he learned more about the state’s film industry.
“Building bridges of understanding” is the unspoken model that the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival stands by. The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is the largest film festival in the state of Georgia and attracts projects from all over the world.
Fricke and Associates, a certified public accounting firm, has relocated two locations, bringing 25 new jobs and $800,000 capital investment to the City of Peachtree Corners.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) proudly announces award-winning actor and producer Sarah Michelle Gellar will be the recipient of the Icon Award at the 2023 SCAD TVfest.
The SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference is slated to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center on March 9th & 10th, 2023. As part of the conference, there will be 10 different AV competitions that high school CTAE students can compete in.
The building is rich in history. It was home to the Dixie Lumber Company in the 1920s, but in the 1940s became Southern Mills, a large, profitable, specialty textile manufacturer. At the time, it was one of the largest family-owned businesses in Georgia.
Since I started Artisan Haus as a boutique real estate brokerage our client base has been those in the creative space. This is likely a result of my personal interest in arts, entertainment and culture and maybe there is a similar wavelength of understanding and relation that has honed this niche focus for the firm.
After releasing a list of nominees last friday, the Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) is pleased to announce the winners and runners-up for the 2022 GAFCA Awards.
“Decades of experience in listening to companies and working alongside them to solve challenges that bolster goals for long-term success make Georgia a best bet for business. Proven solutions such as our best-in-class job training program Georgia Quick Start and our GRAD certified sites that support accelerated project timelines speak directly to the most important hurdles many companies face today,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson.
Gosier’s upcoming action-thriller Collateral Data will be the first feature film shot on the university’s newest LED volume stage, which launched in September 2022 at SCAD Atlanta’s recently expanded SCAD Digital Media Center.
Coming off a record-breaking year of economic successes, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is celebrating yet another achievement as Commissioner Pat Wilson was recently named the 2023 “Georgian of the Year” by Georgia Trend.
That philosophy factored highly into the creation of this list. We based it on surveys with film officials, discussions with filmmakers, independent research into cost of living and quality of life, and, whenever possible, visits to the cities and towns on this list.
“The return of pre-pandemic filming levels places us roughly where we were in 2019, which was itself a year of significant production decline. Can we hold here, or will the pre-COVID downtrend resume? That is the question everyone is asking,” noted FilmLA President Paul Audley.
“In 2015, the entertainment production industry generated a direct spend of $59 million and today we are announcing a record breaking nearly $207 million direct spend,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison.
The credit will be refundable at a discount, so companies will not be able to exchange $1 of credits for $1 in cash. There could also be some limit on the total amount of credits that can be refunded at any one time, though some of the details have yet to be determined.
The Georgia Chamber’s Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition named its Board of Governors and 2023 officers, which include: Chairman Gannon Murphy, General Manager, Cinelease Studios – Three Ring, Covington — Vice-Chairman Beth Talbert, Vice President, Studio Operations, NBCUniversal at Assembly Studios, Doraville — Treasurer Billy Stoll, Vice President, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta.
She died 84 years ago when women and people of color weren’t given opportunity and credit as today, but Ma Rainey’s hard work and talent received more recognition.
In summer 2021, when producer Joanna Laurie was planning production of “The Son,” an upcoming drama from Oscar-winning writer and director Florian Zeller, she knew stress levels would be exponentially high for cast and crew.
The sequel scored $1.7 billion worldwide and is smashing records faster than you can say Na’vi. That total so far enabled Avatar 2 to become the biggest international hit in the COVID era and the fifth all-time blockbuster offshore.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2023, with more than $34 million in funding to support the arts nationwide.
The report from Georgia Southern University’s Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research revealed that in 2021 the $12.5 million program generated almost $90 million in economic output, almost $35 million in labor income, and more than $70 million in value added.
In the past decade, Atlanta has earned the moniker Hollywood of the South. The city boasts a population of around 500,000 in Atlanta proper and roughly 6 million in the greater metro area, with a rising number of full-time and part-time residents who are entertainment industry professionals.
Nominations in all 17 categories have been released, as well as the shortlist for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema—a special prize for a film made in Georgia. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 13, 2023.
The Columbus Film Commission has announced that LaRonda Sutton will be the featured speaker at the next quarterly meeting. The event will be at the Springer Opera House in Columbus. These events connect entertainment professionals, artists and local businesses from Georgia and beyond and provide an opportunity to share information about activity in the region.
The mission of Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is to educate and inspire local audiences to create a better world through the power of film. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is a partner of Telluride-based, Mountainfilm.
In the newly created role, Moini will be tasked with driving brand engagement and consumer growth, leading marketing and communication initiatives, and modernizing the company’s brand.
Led by a core team headquartered in Georgia, the iU Community was founded on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, from big name brands, universities, and nonprofits, to streaming content platforms, to individual members of their global and diverse network.
Catalyst Productions and Flat Rock Studio announced an agreement to further expose and facilitate filmmaking in the region. The agreement calls for Catalyst Productions to fully engage with filmmakers across the globe to bring projects to the 180,000-square-foot facility and 80-acre campus.
When you think of sporting events and Atlanta, you probably see visions of footballs being thrown across Mercedes-Benz Stadium, soccer fans cheering on Atlanta United, and buzzers cutting through the noise at State Farm Arena.
Gower Street’s first Global Box Office prediction for 2023 suggests further improvement. The $29 billion projection would represent a 12% gain over the current year if 2022 remains on course for an approximate $25.8 billion global box office.
The Columbus Film Commission will host their next quarterly meeting at the Springer Opera House on February 1st. These events connect entertainment professionals, artists and local businesses from Georgia and beyond and provide an opportunity to share information about activity in the region.
I’m so pleased to let you know that I have been working closely with IMDb for several months to help them support SAG-AFTRA members and the entertainment industry more broadly. This collaboration has resulted in several exciting new IMDb product and policy updates they have announced today.
This announcement comes as the association begins shifting to a regional structure for State Government Affairs to align with the film industry’s growth and presence across the United States.
While the wait for Avatar: The Way of Water (and how much it will make a splash in the box office) is over this week, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reigned for the fifth consecutive weekend and hit the $400 million benchmark.
Four soundstages for film, television and other projects spanning 40,000 square feet of production room. A theater, office and retail space, and a museum.
The inside look brings insight from the cast and crew of the series breaking down various reasons that answer “why Georgia?” Cast members Johnson and Micah Stock (Kevin) kick things off as they list some of the broader benefits about the state.
The Savannah Regional Film Commission (SRFC), an AFCI certified Film Commission, announced today that Erin Fraser has been named the new SRFC Executive Director. She will begin in the position on January 3, 2023.
Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized business advisory and CPA firm, announced today that the firm has promoted seven team members to partner and six to engagement director, effective January 1, 2023.
DreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, celebrates “DreamHack Day”, a commemoration of the festival’s foundation in 1994 and the release of next year’s festival schedule.
Georgia is losing income-generating concerts and theatrical productions to other states with richer tax incentives, performing arts venue managers and music industry advocates told state lawmakers.
Talent management and television and film production company 3 Arts Entertainment is opening an office in Atlanta. Jermaine Johnson is running point on the new expansion and will head up the office, which is being established as Georgia continues to be an important hub for shooting.
Registration for spring sections of Georgia Film Academy’s (GFA) Introduction to Film & Television Post-Production (GFA 1040/FILM 1045) is now open at Ogeechee Technical College. The new career path being offered by the College is a cooperative academic arrangement with the Georgia Film Consortium (GFC).
The South Georgia Film Festival is extending its Regular Submission deadline until Dec. 16 to better accommodate filmmakers. Along with announcing this extension, the festival is announcing the first selected film of this year’s festival “The Wintering Grounds.”
The PEACH Education Tax Credit allows individuals to donate directly to public education in Georgia and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state income taxes. The tax credit is capped at $5 million and is approved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Franks is an Appalachian entertainer who plays fiddle, guitar, and dulcimer. He is also an American actor in television and film, recognized for his unique country comedy that he has employed in his stage appearances, and his syndicated newspaper column, Southern Style.
“So many local Savannah individuals and companies and local establishments came together and gave us a huge amount of support that allowed us to make the movie… For us, the film feels like a love letter to Savannah,” said writer/director William Mark McCullough.
Located in the heart of Atlanta, Ambient + Studio is a versatile venue perfect for film, video, photography, weddings and corporate events. Recently, Ambient expanded its venue — now offering three large stages — ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet — plus a 10,500 square foot outdoor covered Quonset.
Random Media released the drama-comedy film, ‘Final 48’ starring Tim Ross, Kelly Ladd, Walter Robert Duckworth, Louis Kyper, Cherrika Brown, Cory Wieczorek, Roella Day, Kay Hall, and Bill Hall on November 22, 2022.
Twenty twenty-two has been one for the books (or screens, you might say). As we approach the end of the year and prep for 2023, our growing team is warmed with gratitude for the directors, producers, studios, networks, filmmakers and artists we’ve collaborated with over the past eleven months.
After producing the Alzheimer’s Music Fest for the past nine years in the Atlanta area and beyond, founder/singer/songwriter Vince Albert Zangaro has merged with Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) for the 10th Annual Alzheimer’s Music Fest (AMF).
Our top five behind-the-scenes videos give an exclusive sneak peek into your favorite Georgia-lensed TV shows and films. In addition to giving us the inside scoop about the day-to-day of production crews and actors, these videos put Georgia’s diverse locations and local resources in the spotlight.
Our #Scene13 team reports that a major casting company is looking for extras for a shoot in Juliette next month and the most likely project is one starring Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, and Ray Romano.
Before working at Netflix, Bar served as vice president of Pinewood International, managing Pinewood Studios’ Atlanta studio and production services.
“The Peach State is a national leader in film and television production, and opportunities for students like the one created with this soundstage and Athena Studio’s partnership with UGA and the Georgia Film Academy ensure those up-and-coming members of the workforce are ready to succeed in this field,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever infused the Georgia economy with more than $314 million in local economic activity, according to data from Disney and Marvel Studios. The production also created more than 1,800 local jobs for Georgia residents and supported many local businesses.
The evening affair will host the who’s who of entertainment including directors, producers, and studio executives. Local and statewide political leaders will be honored and recognized acknowledging their role in creating a business friendly environment for filmmakers.
As anticipated, the Georgia Entertainment 100 event to be held in Atlanta is at capacity. The event will focus on technology, trends and policymaking as we wind down 2022 and look forward to 2023.
Taajera Jones is quickly making her mark in the film and television industry and hopes to use her experiences soon to instruct others in the art of directing. Jones recently completed an internship
Second Line Stages, one of Louisiana’s largest television and film studio operators, on Thursday showed off its huge new sound stage complex, a sprawling series of airplane hanger-like structures that cover two city blocks in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District.
Rome residents will a myriad of film choices to see this weekend when the Rome International Film festival brings films as well as a slew of other activities to downtown Rome.
The boys are back again: Alexander Kane, Michael Donnavan and Vernon Davis are the founders of Workhorse Cinema, a local, independent production company. They are bringing some action to southwest Georgia.
“We are on the cusp of our program blossoming into a world-class film school, blazing a trail with our exceptionally dedicated faculty, customized curriculum, and setting up the infrastructure to operate our program on a studio pipeline model,” said Neil Landau, executive director for the UGA MFA Film program.
Out today, the Digital Discovery Report offers insights on how music, film, television, books and periodicals, photography, news media, sports and more not only drive culture, but also, a thriving society with millions of American creators and trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy.
Georgia has become a filmmaking center since lawmakers enacted the tax credit. The number of film production jobs in the Peach State rose from 10,900 in 2016 to 16,500 in 2019, an increase of 51%, according to a state Department of Audits & Accounts review released Monday.
The festival features international films and showcases its signature 168 Film Project, the short filmmaking competition in which participants create an 11-min short film during a (168-hour) week, based on foundational scriptures. Two days of festivities will be hosted at the Town Stage at Trilith.
The strategic combination grows Aprio’s team to more than 1,400 team members internationally. Aronson’s 350 team members, including 42 partners, will join Aprio effective January 1, 2023.
After a two year pause due to the pandemic, the Georgia Entertainment 100 event is set for November 16th in Atlanta. The popular evening affair will host the who’s who of entertainment including directors, producers, and studio executives. Local and statewide political leaders will be honored and recognized at the event acknowledging their role in creating a business friendly environment for filmmakers.
Georgia Council for the Arts, a strategic arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, today announced the recipients of fiscal year 2023 Vibrant Communities and Cultural Facilities grant awards.
Johnson’s Black Adam scooped up $67 million, which was bigger than predicted and ended up being his strongest North American debut as a solo star. Those figures were more than enough to make The Rock’s bow in a DC superhero flick numero uno at the charts.
“We’re seeing an expected slowdown taking shape,” noted FilmLA President Paul Audley. “To that point we note that the COVID-19 Delta wave forced an out of season production shift last year. That shift led to record-breaking filming levels in the latter half of 2021, so in light of that, this is a modest decline.”
Savannah, Georgia, is home to the largest university-run film festival in the country. The aspiring directors, producers and below-the-line techs at the Savannah College of Art and Design have shown that they can draw big-name films and awards contenders to their corner of the South, and this year marks a quarter-century of the fest.
This is the fourth “Captain America” movie. The first three movies, released between 2011 and 2016, have generated more than $2.2 billion in box office gross. The third film “Captain America: Civil War” was shot largely in metro Atlanta and was the most successful one to date.
Hotel Dunsmuir competed for best thriller at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and was on the big screen at the RoleCall Theater at Ponce City Market Oct. 14th. It won Best Director at the Festival.
RiseImpact Capital and North Star Incentives are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to pursue film and entertainment industry tax credit brokerage, syndication, and finance opportunities.
Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is thrilled to announce that scholarships are available for currently enrolled female college students in the Atlanta Metro Area who are seeking a career in the entertainment industry.