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By all accounts, Georgia’s entertainment industry is booming. With hundreds of TV and film productions and tens of thousands employed by these efforts the impact is clear – over $7 billion annually to the Peach State. Now, with additional incentives for post-production, music and video game development, the sky is the limit. “Oh no, not another publication!” Actually there’s very little media coverage when compared to the activity in Georgia’s entertainment sphere. The major media outlets (including ones I am involved with) offer obligatory updates. Numerous blogs and web sites have come and gone. Many start with the initial energy and effort but…

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In his book, The Full Burn, author Kevin Conley aptly summed up the life of a stunt performer. “There are deeds that your body will not let you do,” he wrote. “Stuntmen do them anyway. They aren’t foolish about it. They’re incredibly ingenious at devising ways to make it look as if they’ve pulled off something far more painful and dangerous than what they actually did.” It takes a highly developed skill set, physical prowess and steely self-confidence to excel as a top stunt performer and, for those with the credentials, there couldn’t be a better time to be working in…

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By Mollee D. Harper, Senior Editor Award-winning Tytan Pictures, LLC has bested many other studios vying for the rights to produce the life story of former American Major League Baseball right fielder, Darryl Eugene Strawberry Sr. The company says they were recently selected to bring one of the most feared sluggers of all time to life on the big screen. Strawberry’s 17-year career includes a trip to the World Series with the New York Mets and another three with the New York Yankees. And, he was voted to the All-Star Game eight straight times. Strawberry’s memoir was published in 2009, shedding some…

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Web-based television platform Pluto TV has raised $30 million from investors including ProSiebenSat.1 and Scripps Networks Interactive to fund a European expansion. Sallfort PrivatBank and existing investors U.S. Venture Partners, Sky, Luminari Capital, Chicago Ventures, and Thirdwave Capital Partners also participated in the Series B round. Says tubefilter, The new funding values Pluto TV at $140 million — which is five times the company’s valuation since its first funding round roughly two years ago, according to The Financial Times. Ad-supported Pluto TV, which has five million monthly active users, is only available in the U.S. right now on devices including Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon…

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In recognition of our final month of submissions for the 2017 ATLFF (!!!), we’re catching up with some of the local alumni who continue to make great things in Atlanta and beyond. This week we say hello to three-time alumnus Alex Orr of Fake Wood Wallpaper Films. He’s produced the polarizing #ATLFF 2016 selection and nationwide festival darling THE ARBALEST, FX’s new smash hit Atlanta, and Easy—a new Netflix Original Series directed by Joe Swanberg (DRINKING BUDDIES, DIGGING FOR FIRE). See more at Atlanta Film Festival

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Written by Senior Editor, Mollee D. Harper Eatonton, Georgia Georgia Film News had the pleasure of interviewing Emmy-winner Scott Jacobs, one of the owners of Tytan Creates, LLC located in Tybee Island. This award-winning entertainment and national production company has a lot going on these days, with five Emmys and another 250 awards to their credit in the last 10 years. None the least are their ongoing plans to build a full service film production studio in Eatonton, Georgia.   Founded in 2006, Tytan Creates, LLC is a content creation company specializing in cinematography and film production, with a special knack…

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ArtsATL is happy to announce the inaugural ArtsATL Luminary Awards, multidisciplinary prizes that commemorate and pay tribute to the artists, organizations, exhibitions and individual works that are shaping Atlanta. The four awards — The Beacon Award for Community Engagement, the Catalyst Award for Social Discourse, the Amaranth Award for Philanthropic Legacy and the Kindle Award for Innovative Practice — are open for nominations through Friday, October 21. Nominations may be issued at ArtsATL. Each award is open not just to individuals, but to organizations, exhibitions, and singular works across all disciplines. Winners will be selected by the Luminary Awards selection…

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Cherokee County Office of Economic Development President Misti Martin updated the Canton Rotary Club last week on the growth in the region. As reported by the Cherokee Tribune, she named advanced manufacturing, commercial developers, corporate operations, film and media and information technology as the key drivers of growth. Regarding film she said, “The state has camera-ready partners in each of the communities across the state and we are the camera-ready liaison for Cherokee, so we work with the Georgia Film Office on tons of different projects. Three coming up that were specifically filmed in Canton are “Hidden Figures,” “The Founder,” “Billy…

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When The Birth of a Nation opens in theaters this week, its backers are hoping the film’s buzz will finally shift away from the controversy dogging its creator and toward the slavery drama’s powerful message about race relations in America. The film about Nat Turner, a slave who led a rebellion in Virginia in 1831, was once hailed as an awards front-runner but has been overshadowed by headlines about a 17-year-old rape case involving the writer, director, producer and lead actor, Nate Parker, who was acquitted at a 2001 trial. As Parker has sought to address the rape case in…

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