One hundred organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding.
On the average day in 2016, the average American age fifteen and older spent about 15 minutes playing games, up from 10 minutes in 2003, according to the survey.
CIMFest is the GGDA’s annual Columbus Interactive Media Festival, featuring the latest in game development, simulations and more. Some of the sessions will stream live.
US sales alone were worth $117 million, making it the second biggest opening ever for Sony without adjusting for inflation. Spiderman swung into 56 foreign markets and netted $140 million there in its first weekend abroad.
“Georgia’s growth in the film industry – from $67.7 million in direct spending in FY 2007 to $2.7 billion in FY 2017 – is unprecedented, not only in production spend, but also in the amount of investment that has been made in infrastructure.”
– Lee Thomas
The items end up going to homeless shelters, homes for women and children in dangerous situations, and others among the 5,000 non-profits in metro Atlanta.
After raising more than half a million dollars at last year’s intimate, stripped-down performance at the Grand Opera House, this year the concert expands to the significantly larger Macon Coliseum.
It targeted some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Ray Liotta, Helen Hunt, Tea Leoni, James Cromwell, Julie Christie and Kevin Kline.
At launch, the tool includes more than 8,000 apps that violate the intellectual property rights of content owners, and it will be updated with new pirate apps as they are identified and shared by TAG members and other supporting organizations.
Twenty two short films will be screened between 12:30 PM and 9:00 PM, with a Hollywood-style Awards Presentation from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM where we show clips of nominees, announce winners and hand out trophies!
A full-service picture/post facility supporting digital and film workflows within the 200,000 sq. ft plus production complex, based in Fayetteville, GA.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) announces the next two entries in its monthly film series, AJFF Selects: Menashe in July and Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators in August.
If you’ve ever felt like you’ve been randomly pulled into a wildly elaborate inside joke that you ended up really liking, Art Sale will remind you of that time.
Barring a last-minute settlement, a jury will decide if the railroad, which operated the train and owned the bridge, should have taken precautions to avert the deadly crash.
Most recently, Bowen founded Southern Gateway Production Services, a gateway for producers and movie executives to navigate finding the best crew, talent and location services available in Savannah.
Lawrence Kim comes to Georgia from L.A. with mounds of production design experience. He talks about creating a world to tell a story.
D3 opened to a strong $75.4 million, well ahead of the original’s $56.9 million but just behind D2’s $83 million launch. It had a near-perfect sweep in its overseas launch, taking first place in 44 of the 46 markets where it played.
The state’s generous incentive support is a major factor behind its success, as is the regional studio infrastructure and the ease with which the landscape can double for different parts of the world.
Filming for the entire movie took place nearly all on location and the team had organized more than 40 street closures over the course of the shoot including main sections of I-85, a major highway that travels directly through the city of Atlanta.
Tourism Director, Jenny McDonald, has been collecting and curating items from a variety of these local productions to display in the new pop-up television and film museum.
The new legislation added a “front end” cap as well as provisions to spur productions outside of New Orleans, incentives for locally created projects and a five-year certification program for television productions as opposed to the one-year certification for films.
In 2002, Georgia introduced tax credits to the film industry, which resulted in a loss of film production in Jacksonville. Enter Duane Sikes Productions, a Lakeside Park-based film company which wants to change that image.
The attendees from Georgia were part of group looking to attract interactive entertainment developers, studios and distributors to the state. ESA member companies were excited to share their plans and to discuss their ability to work in various states.
Now in its seventh year, the Adult Swim Singles Program offers free music from an array of both rising and established artists
A documentary about the history and culture of Chinese tea produced by The Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) and GPB captured awards in six categories at the 2017 Southeastern Emmy Awards ceremony June 10.
A strike authorization is not a strike. It is a powerful tool that authorizes your negotiators to call a strike if they are unable to secure a fair deal.
Blackmail is a common element in film noir not just because of the power dynamic, but also due to the element of trust: how do you know you can trust the blackmailer?
US viewers seem to have grown tired of these outlandish plotlines. Many foreign audiences however, just as they showed with fellow summer domestic half-flops Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mummy and Alien:Covenant, are still up for the ride.
Georgia Entertainment News caught up with Jennifer Badger between shoots on AMC’s TV series The Walking Dead and Halt and Catch Fire, currently being filmed in Georgia.
As one of Georgia’s most well know financial planners, Buzz Law talks about the confidential nature of the process and why it’s essential start now to navigate toward the future.
Michael talks about his love for the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and the incredible skills at the time for shooting movies.
T.I. told Variety, “I am honored to partner with Fox and Bruckheimer on what is truly a passion project for me. It’s going to be amazing to see my city represented in this fashion.”
The film generated over $34 million in local economic activity – hiring over 700 local workers, who took home more than $11 million in wages.
CineDome Studios Inc. has proposed to put an 100-acre film studio on a portion of Bouckaert’s property, and its designs are far from your average sound stage complex.
Bigger is better for many of the clients at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta, Atlanta’s first major film and tv studio complex.
They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit.”.
Co-President of Georgia Production Partners, Trish Taylor talks about activities working for members and having expanded meetings outside Atlanta to include all Georgia.
Drew talks about the formation of Moonshine Post-Production and how they have evolved doing feature films and TV series while still working with indies.
The college offered its first introduction to on-set film production course during the spring semester, and the class will be on the schedule again in spring 2018.
The day began with VIP Studio Tours of Eagle Rock Studios with shuttle service provided by Enterprise. Attendees then heard a Welcome and State of the Industry Address by keynote speaker Ric Reitz, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Studio Executive Beth Talbert, Randall Franks, Patricia Taylor and Clark Cofer.
The two are self-funding the ultra low-budget film that has paid lead actors and paid professional production crews.
It features several environmentally-conscious and locally-produced short films, as well as an international documentary produced by Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) on the challenges of global warming.
The Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) has announced the details of their Summer Industry Party. GPP is a membership organization, but members and non-members are invited to the Summer Industry Party.
Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters.
The legislation restores much needed fairness to our current system and ensures that featured and backup artists and musicians will receive royalties when their work is played on AM/FM radio.
We urged USTR to oppose any provisions in any free trade agreement that would perpetuate the music industry’s “value gap,” which is “the biggest threat to the future sustainability of the music industry.”
“Cobb is very fortunate because we’re so diverse within our community. We’ve got quaint town squares, we’ve got a beach up in Acworth and lakes. There are lots of opportunities within our county.”
Over the last three years of production, we’ve shot hundreds of photos and videos throughout Georgia. So, we are inspired to share more of the state we love with you.
The MPAA encourages the Senate to swiftly confirm Mr. Amin, and looks forward to working with him to ensure America’s intellectual property framework remains a robust and steady force for promoting economic growth, creativity, and innovation in today’s digital age.
I was in Los Angeles when I saw the article and the Governor was there hosting ‘Georgia night in L.A.’ He used the article to thank the studios and the executives from the studios.
The town is home to about 4,000 people and Raleigh Studios Atlanta, which was originally built here in the 1980s and is where “The Walking Dead” is also based. Senoia’s slogan is “The perfect setting. For life.”
The organization celebrated its 3rd Annual Festival in Atlanta, Georgia at The Conference Center at Atlanta Metropolitan State College June 8 – 10, 2017.
In the meantime, fellow Georgian Luke Bryan had got ahold of that record and invited me to come and check out Nashville for a week. I went up to Nashville and he took me around to a bunch of different publishers, record labels and booking agents.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported on highly improbable improvements in student test scores in 2008, and in a series of articles uncovered the extent of a cheating conspiracy that included dozens of schools.
This news comes after T.I.’s new movie The Trap launched an open casting call for background actors, photo doubles, and stand-ins in Atlanta and the recent announcement that made Georgia the filmmaking capital of the world.
For performing numerous heroic feats beyond his small stature, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized today as the first dog promoted through combat and the most decorated canine in American history.
Nearby Earthsound Recording in Valdosta, owned by Cairo native Lee Dyess, has also brought notable indie names to town, including From First to Last and Mayday Parade.
WW dipped just 43% and lassoed $58.2 million in its sophomore frame at the US box office. This basically roped up The Mummy’s mainstream action movie fan base and left the Tom Cruise led reboot with just $32.2 million and an uncomfortable second place in North America.
Rather than let hundreds of tons of good materials go to waste, Lifecycle Building Center has found a way to make the wood and more available for re-use by homeowners and small developers in the community.
Hard work. Sleepless nights. Financial sacrifices. Clay’s production company is so much more than just a business. It’s personal. It’s the reality of a dream he envisioned while fighting cancer as a teen.
Sony’s E3 presentation may not have had a lot in the form of new announcements, with most of the trailers and news offering new clips and extended looks on already revealed games.
Nintendo was the last of the three major companies to present at E3 this year and as expected, the focus was all about the Switch.
“Susan’s expertise will allow Fox Casting to expand its efforts in attracting and mentoring new as well as existing accounts in projects for both television and the film industry.”
Xbox One X launches worldwide on November 7 for $499. Head of Xbox Software Engineering Kareem Choudhry discussed the new system at the start of the Xbox press conference.
As CEO of Crew 22, Brynn’s company is the pipeline for film projects that come to the state. They work to find local and qualified crew in the region.
Aaron “Cujo” Cooley talks about his business as The Atlanta Sound Guy.
The prop master for the production of the television movie “Kingmakers” had a problem. She needed a shopping list full of items for a scene in the movie being filmed in Rome, GA, but had only one day to find them.
“Even though we may not have all the money Georgia has, we’re still working to have good, solid, additional crew people here and make sure there are people in training.”
Meanwhile, film crews and their stars fill hotel rooms, eat in restaurants and they keep other local businesses humming during their visits.
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While filming in Rome, GA, the movie “Meagan Leavey” gave a local family-owned restaurant, the Shrimp Boat, an economic boost.
From July 24-28 re:imagine/ATL will offer an exclusive music video production day camp. During this immersive experience students will learn workforce readiness as they gain skills in lighting, acting, dance, audio engineering, camera operating, editing, and best practices in production.
“Schell’s focus on educational games has been only one of his successful innovations,” said Andrew Greenberg, SIEGE conference director.
“Give us a little bit of time,” says Buddy Palmer, president of Create Birmingham. “We’ll be reeling them into Alabama.”
Stepakoff’s speech will focus on how the state’s role in the film and TV industry and how the Georgia Film Academy are utilizing this growth to create a sustainable ecosystem which will help create jobs and drive the state’s economy.
Reams shares highlights of his lifelong journey in the entertainment industry, including his move from LA to Atlanta four years ago, and his interesting work providing props for film and television. Since opening, Ga. Prop Source has provided props and set dressing for almost every single film and TV show filmed in Atlanta.
Students at the Georgia Film Academy from Columbus State University have begun their internships on a movie being filmed in Columbus.
Singer, songwriter and community activist Joyce Annette Brookshire, known as the “Duchess of Cabbagetown,” passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.
The studio’s CEO, Lydia McGee, said she’ll be bringing potential investors down to look at the area.
“Now the work of capitalizing on opportunities can begin as we look forward to working with the talented Georgia music creators and businesses to attract new opportunities to Georgia,” Georgia Music Partners President Tammy Hurt.