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As Hurricane Matthew inches its way closer to the Southeastern U.S., local productions are readying for the storm. Most regional film offices aren’t too concerned about the storm’s possible impact on film and TV shooting in the area — but one series has already shut down production. WGN America’s Underground, which films in Savannah, Ga, has stopped filming on Thursday and Friday due to the weather. The Category 4 hurricane is expected to ride along the U.S. coast from Florida through North Carolina starting Thursday evening and lasting through Saturday. See more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Calling all Savannah Area middle school and high school students! The S3 2016 film contest wants to see your film making talent! Create a 1-2 minute short film inspired by American Poet Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road and submit by October 17th.  The best shorts will be seen at The 2016 Savannah Film Festival. Check out http://studentsupershorts.com/ for a chance to get seen!

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Coming to midtown Atlanta October 7 – 9, IMAX presents the first annual Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival featuring sci-fi film shorts, art and live music. Additional sponsors include the Multicultural Sci-fi Organization (MCSFO), Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media and Communication, HBO, and The CGBros. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Events will begin Friday, October 7 at 6 p.m. with the opening reception and VIP screening of HBO’s new series “Westworld” at SCADShow, followed by a special guest panel. Only the first 100 registrants may attend. Saturday’s events will be held at the Georgia Institute of…

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Final Destination became a pop-culture phenomenon. Nearly everyone was talking about their near-death experiences as if it were a scene from the hit Hollywood feature film franchise. Now, Hollywood is planning on recreating the series with Superstition: Final Chance in the Peach State. According to the Georgia Help Wanted Hotline, Superstition: Final Chance will film in Georgia this October. According to reports, Global Renaissance Entertainment Group has entered into a multi-picture production deal with Jeffrey Reddick, creator of the “Final Destination” franchise. The film is being set up as the first in a series of pictures aimed at  Reddick’s horror fan base from the five Final Destination movies. See…

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Of the 126 crew members, 11 lives were lost when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010. It’s a story that nearly got lost as the conversation swiftly shifted to how to stop the 50,000 barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico daily. Deepwater Horizon, directed by Peter Berg and edited by Colby Parker Jr. and Gabriel Fleming, sought to detail the heroism these workers displayed. “This film is about the courage and the atrocity that took place on the rig,” Parker Jr. told No Film School. “There are a lot…

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Earlier this year, Y. Nelson Thomas posted on Facebook a video about his hometown of Dublin. The song evoked a sense of pride of being from “the D.U.B.” and quickly took off, garnering more than 50,000 views and 1,000 shares on his Ydrate the Motivator Facebook page. Thomas, a motivational speaker who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, will return to Dublin in October to host D.U.B. Fest, a celebration of community and diversity. Thomas has since professionally recorded his song — “I’m from the D.U.B. (Do yoU Believe)” — and will film the official music video and documentary at the festival,…

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The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently released its Georgia Game Changers: Who’s Who in Digital Media & Entertainment Tech list in the latest issue of the organization’s Hub Magazine.      The list identifies key players from the state’s Media Technology companies and organizations who are leading the way in leveraging technology in the industry.  Media Tech executives included on the list were: ·        Paul D. Hamm, Endavo Media ·        Bob Hesskamp, Turner ·        Ben Lawrence, Bounce TV/Katz Broadcasting ·        Andrew Greenberg, Georgia Game Developers Association ·       …

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Production is beginning this month on two new movies. One of them is being filmed in Augusta and the other in a small town you might not expect. “That’s Miss Jane’s right there,” said Steverson Young. On a Sunday afternoon when Miss Jane’s closes, the town of less than 2,000 people usually becomes quiet. “It’s like a ghost town,” said Young. But maybe not for long. Augusta’s Film Office announced a new movie is being produced not just in Augusta, but also in Warrenton, a town more than 200 years old with unique infrastructure that makes it the ideal location…

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Box Movie Synopsis The film opens with a man who has just committed accidental murder. After disposing of the body, the man rushes home to find an eerie large wooden box on his door step. Frightened yet intrigued, the tired man reluctantly carries the box inside.  He begins to experience frightening  visions; is he going insane? Is it his conscience telling his something ? Not knowing who might have put it there or why, his only chance to escape from this nightmare is to open the mysterious box and prepare for what’s inside. Callback to Original Scares Box is expected…

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If you drive through Warren County and don’t think bright lights and feature films, then you’re not alone. But you might also want to take a second look, because believe it or not the film industry here is taking off. “There’s definitely two that are gonna be filming this year and possibly another three next year. Definitely to next year,” said Tammy Carden with the Warren County Film Office. Tammy Carden, the one spearheading this little Hollywood, says she’s already had a total of 7 scouts come out to look at different places to shoot. These scouts are interested in…

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