Adam Driver has been spending some time in Georgia lately filming Francis Ford Coppola’s next flick, Megalopolis. And the star, who is currently appearing in 65, isn’t shy about how much he’s enjoyed working on the project.
Husband and wife Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, and friend Walton Coggins won the Academy Award several years ago for best live-action short film for writing, directing, acting and producing “The Accountant,” a movie about two brothers who hire an eccentric accountant to help them save the family farm.
LaRonda Sutton is the Co-President of Georgia Production Partnership. She talks about the history of the organization as the original advocacy group working to create policy to attract film projects to Georgia.
But while COVID-19 dealt the final blow to some theaters like the Mitchells’, streaming was already forcing a shift. Now, huge changes are underway in the film industry, as a writers strike looms and the business reckons with the impact of streaming services, as well as lingering effects of the pandemic.
“North Carolina continues to attract great film, television, and streaming projects that bring good jobs to our state,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Last year, these projects helped create 16,000 job opportunities, including 3,000 crew and talent positions for our state’s highly skilled production workforce.”
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, filmmakers, producers, entertainment executives and government officials gathered in Savannah, Georgia to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Texas is missing out on projects to other states like Louisiana, New Mexico and Georgia, Parker said. “Because the reality is, there are plenty of awesome opportunities and projects, and even longstanding film studio opportunities for the state of Texas that we just aren’t funding right now because we don’t have a robust enough fund,”
Netflix and Warner Bros. Pictures, which have led the way in the previous four allotment of credits over the last two years, have no to titles on the list of films getting tax breaks for filming in California.
In this bonus episode of Political Rewind, host Bill Nigut sits down with The New York Times’ Manhola Dargis. Dargis has been the co-chief film critic of the Times since 2004. She gives us insights into Georgia’s booming film industry, the state of women in film, and her predictions for the Oscars this year.
On any given summer day in the late ’80s, the square of a small Georgia town would routinely be filled with curious bystanders and the flashing lights of police cars. With roads blocked off and officers roaming through the streets, one might have thought it was a crime scene or traffic accident rather than the filming of a popular television series.