“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.
Smile, the film that was originally planned to go straight to streaming, is grinning its way to the bank. The film made for $17 million – a measly sum by Hollywood standards – has now hit the $200 million mark globally.
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.
The festival was founded by Stacy Cunningham and Scott Phillips. Stacy is a B.F.A. graduate from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and over 25-year veteran in the media industry.
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.
Despite horror films flooding the theaters in time for the Halloween season, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam still topped the box office charts in its second week.
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.