Pinewood is proud to learn that Planet Coaster, which Glen Gathard and his award-winning post production sound team worked on last year, has been nominated in the Best Audio for an Indie Game and Best Sound Design
The growing number of television shows on all platforms and the lack of cancellations at the broadcast networks have compelled broadcasters to focus on quality instead of quantity.
The ad for “Genius” aired after Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl. The content division, EUE/Sokolow Entertainment, co-produced the series for National Geographic.
With the recent BREXIT issues, expect Georgia’s film industry to only grow and possibly become the number #1 filmmaking location in the world.
Adele stopped her tribute to George Michael part way through for a do over, but would go on to top all winners with five awards, including Record Of The Year for “Hello” and Album Of The Year for 25.
The Lego Batman Movie swung into action knocking three- frame champ Split off of the top spot with a $55.6 million debut weekend.
“To put it more simply, Douglas County was a pioneer in Georgia’s film industry, before filming in Georgia was “cool.” Proud to represent Douglas County!”
The NFL came away from the Super Bowl with large spikes in consumer perception metrics, and they may have a record-setting comeback to thank for that.
The cable programmer struck a deal with Snapchat parent Snap Inc. to develop shows that involve talent and brands from its networks like History, Lifetime and FYI.
For Columbus, its slice of that pie in 2016 was $340 million, that impact generated by 1.8 million visitors to the city. They shopped, they ate, they played and they dropped their heads into the beds of local hotels to generate that cash.
The immense suffering prisoners in Auschwitz and other concentration camps faced is not funny. There is nothing funny about it, but Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, and Rob Reiner are hilarious.
CHOOSE: Georgia- Filmmaking in the South, was moderated by Chrissie Merrill, Director of Film Finance for Monarch Private Capital and featured a diverse panel of industry insiders with ties to Georgia’s film industry.
Split took the lead again and beat all challengers to take the top for the third time in a row, earning $14.6 million in a slow Super Bowl weekend.
SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace states, “History sings through every street and square of this remarkable city. Savannah Songs is SCAD’s unique way of sharing that history with neighbors and visitors.”
To many, video games are an enjoyable way to pass time, nothing more and nothing less. To a select few highly talented and committed players, they can be a means for serious competition.
Writer, director Mike Mills set the bar as high as the clouds with “Beginners,” the triumphant and beautiful mostly-autobiographical story of his father, a man (played by an unencumbered Christopher Plummer) who, after a long and hapless marriage, announces he’s gay the very week he’s diagnosed with cancer.
Before walking into my screening of The 90 Minute War I read a brief synopsis of the film. When I discovered the movie was a mockumentary style comedy about the Israeli-Palestinian War I was instantly on board.
With Hidden Figures nominated for a Best Picture Oscar and television shows Stranger Things and Atlanta recent winners at the SAG Awards and Golden Globe Awards, respectively, the Georgia film and TV industry is at a peak.
On the heels of director Daniel Brown helming Wendy’s amusing, first-ever Super Bowl spot, production company UNHEARD/OF has officially staked its banner in both Atlanta and Seattle.
ATLFF has decided to increase their offerings to the dedicated and loyal attendees with travel benefits, as it is area where people tend to spend the most outside of admission to the ten-day-long festival.
Bakish told board members and the handful of shareholders who attended the meeting at its Times Square headquarters that he would unveil “a new strategic vision and framework” for the company’s on Thursday after the release of its fiscal first quarter earnings.
When Rob approached me with an opportunity to provide the insurance, I had to find companies that specialized in the entertainment industry. We now offer all types of insurance coverage for the film industry. We understand we are one of the only agents in the area with this focus and offering.
This latest program in Little Mammoth Media’s award-winning BIG Adventure Series® has just completed principal photography in Atlanta and London, with shooting at two of the world’s busiest airports.
Cooper was the keynote speaker at the Newnan Rotary Club weekly meeting on Friday, Jan. 27. Cooper talked about the history of the studio. April 26, 2013, Pinewood Studios became a reality.
GPP’s North Georgia Regional Meeting will showcase the opportunity that the film and television industry brings to all of Georgia but specifically to the north Georgia region.
SouthCrest Bank, which is a sponsor of the gala and also a supporter of the Atlanta Film Festival, is providing production funding for qualified movie-makers under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, which gives limited tax credits to production houses shooting in Georgia.
During a major rally today in Los Angeles, SAG-AFTRA members called for the 11 struck video game corporations to end their bargaining standoff. Members contend the long-running strike can be concluded with a fair agreement benefiting both sides.
This union values equality of opportunity regardless of race, gender, creed, disability, sexual orientation or country of birth.
This was my first collaboration with director Tim Sutton—we had never met in person before I arrived on set. Rather, we prepared the shoot through emails: I wrote him many, many times, and he would always reply very precisely. Tim knew exactly the kind of story he wanted to tell, and how he wanted to shoot it, right down to budgeting choices.
For instance, one area of deep interest is growth — how many users can it attract? — and it’s already seeing some flatter adoption rates. Of course, companies are required to disclose every sneeze if it could adversely impact their business.
In a speech given Jan. 19 at the Upstate Venture Association of New York annual celebration in Newburgh, Masterson described the relatively small production economy in Georgia when she arrived there to film “Fried Green Tomatoes” in 1991.
Teaming up with authors George Hart and Sonny Seals, filmmaker Brad McColl has set out to create a film to capture the essence of their book “Historic Rural Churches in Georgia.”
As the creative community has made clear from the start, we support competition within the set-top box market, but not at the expense of copyright policy or the livelihoods of millions of American creators.
Just in time for Women In Horror Recognition Month, Atlanta’s Days of the Dead convention opens this weekend with an impressive lineup of female artists, movie stars and filmmakers that reflects their ever-growing visibility in the genre.
“I, Tonya,” based on the story of disgraced U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding, will be shot at the Macon Coliseum ice rink for several days at the end of January into early February, said Macon Film Commission member Elliot Dunwody.
MAYNARD, the much-anticipated documentary film, which is being made about the life and times of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, is turning the power on and moving full-steam ahead into post production.
The movie will reportedly be going into production in early Spring 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. At present, the film is in pre-production in the city of Conyers, Georgia, just 24 miles east of Atlanta.
This legislation resembles Georgia’s successful film and video game incentive not only creating new jobs but also providing a significant boost to Georgia’s economy overall.
Jim discusses the advantages of filming in Georgia beyond tax credits. The locations within the state are unmatched – from the city, the country and the coast.
Many entertainment industry professionals often miss the Section 199 deduction for domestic manufacturing deductions. This is over looked because tax preparers think it applies only to traditional manufacturing. It is specifically for film and music production industries and allows an additional deduction of 9% against their taxes.
The 17th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) kicked off with a bang on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. While the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has been the opening night venue for the last several years, this year’s gala and film presentation brought forth a mixture of AJFF tradition and new elements.
Driving anywhere in metro Atlanta, it’s hard to miss the mustard yellow signs with blocky black text affixed to electric poles and street signs. Random words and arrows point toward roads lined with trailers and sets that come down as quickly as they go up.
A new $100 million film and television complex planned in Covington will be an amenity-filled “Google-esque” campus.
Marketers are locking in their plans for Super Bowl LI on Fox from Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. 5. Many recent regulars are back, but Doritos is out for the first time in 10 years. Unexpected newcomers are taking slots, and others are planning surprising executions.
While Georgia’s film industry continues to expand in all directions, it is only natural that we see an increase in the presence of Georgia productions on end-of-the-year lists and in award presentations.
IGNITE! fire + ice has been created as a premiere, invitation-only event serving Georgia’s film industry. We believe 2017 is the year that the industry will come together to learn, grow, network and collaborate.
“The idea came from weeks of strategy sessions with the City of Savannah, the Savannah Area Film Office, local service providers, and the unions and guilds.” Bo Bowen.
Copy your heroes, get it out of your system. What’s left is what you are the most obsessed with, and becomes part of your own style.
Bell has worked as a freelance line producer, production manager and production co-ordinator across film and television on a host of independent productions, including the award-winning British films, My Summer of Love, Brothers of the Head and Moon.
In 1978, Paula Wallace paused her elementary school teaching career to found the Savannah College of Art and Design, selling her Volkswagen Beetle to help cover the costs.
SRQ sat down with Jeanne Corcoran, director of the Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office, to talk film incentives and why Sarasotans should care.
“We have seen Georgia’s film industry make tremendous gains over the last several years in terms of an increased number of projects being filmed in our state, job creation and growth, and an overall economic impact to our state.” Rep. Taylor.
Georgia Film News, the leading business publication covering Georgia’s entertainment industry, announced today the acquisition of Reel Georgia. Reel Georgia was founded in 2011 by Cameron McAllister and is a leading outlet for film professionals covering festivals, movies and news.
All those key settings in “The Founder” were built or photographed in the state of Georgia, where tax incentives, milder weather and less expensive labor attracted the budget-conscious producers.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today its lineup for the fifth annual aTVfest, drawing in industry-leading producers, directors, writers and actors to SCAD venues in midtown Atlanta.
Frank Patterson, President Pinewood Atlanta Studios, chaired the presentation and networking event in partnership with the GFA’s Jeffrey Stepakoff according to Deadline.
The deal reinforces Hulu’s continued efforts to double down on film programming and will bring new titles to the streaming service later this year.
A portal for casting directors will soon be rolled out, as will an updated version of the popular Production Center. Additionally, White said that online reporting and filing is now available to field staff.
Atlanta-based SouthCrest Bank announces the closing of a special loan under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act to support the new Sprockerfeller Films and 2020 Productions comedy “The Divorce Party,” which has completed filming in Savannah.
Although bittersweet, the time has come to see some pivotal programming team members off as they enter into new professional chapters.
AFCI Executive Director, Kevin Clark applauded the results of the election. “Once again we look forward to working with a diverse, experienced and capable group leading our organization.”
See the most anticipated films from this year’s Sundance Festival… according to No Film School.
Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media have agreed to co-finance the studio’s slate of films over the next three years, the companies said in a statement Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed but the partnership will be worth as much as $1 billion.
The proposed budget for FY 2017-18 includes a three-year extension, through 2022, of the state’s production incentive program.
“The biggest advantage to making these low-budget films versus the big budget studio films is the creative control I have. I can make these films exactly as I envision them, as long as I stay within the budget and on schedule.”
Savannah attorney talks about the value of the film industry in the state and the creation of the Savannah Film Alliance.
Savannah is the returning champion of our Small Cities and Towns list—not bad for a population of just 145,674!
Georgia Film News sits down with Katherine Albert, Director of the Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah, to discuss their unique film festival model, and its first tour stop in 2017 in Savannah, Georgia on January 19-21.
Deal focused on accentuating accomplishments over his tenure as governor while discussing his recommendations for the upcoming year, invoking Georgia songwriter Johnny Mercer’s 1944 single, “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” in his speech.
SAG-AFTRA and its members worked hard to successfully advocate for the enactment of California’s AB 1687, a law that requires subscription-based entertainment casting databases like IMDbPro and IMDb.com to remove subscribers’ date of birth information upon request.
The People’s Choice Awards 2017 are just around the corner. Chances are big that projects filmed in Atlanta and entertainers who have shot motion pictures in Atlanta will own the glory on January 18.
For years, the jury of public opinion has cast their ballots for the annual AJFF Audience Awards. In addition to the existing Audience Awards for Best Narrative, Best Documentary and Best Short, there will be new Jury Prizes in these same categories.
In a funny and refreshing new take on the automaker’s “Real People, Not Actors” campaign, a focus group of animated Lego minifigures are asked what kind of person would drive Chevy’s all-new Lego Batmobile.
SCAD has appointed actor D.W. Moffett chair of the school’s film and television department. Moffett began his tenure last week.
The film spent 146 days on location, including 54 days of shooting, primarily in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, with a significant portion of the production’s spending going toward a wide array of in-state businesses and industries
It’s one of the most famous scenes in cinema history. Michael Corleone, the son of a Mafia don, commits his first act of bravery as a gangster hopeful by killing two men who present a threat to his family’s stability.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as ATLFS, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu.
There’s an undeniable power in visualizing faraway places and lifestyles that are different from your own. It can open your mind to a sea of possibilities in concrete ways that are otherwise difficult to conjure, if not downright impossible.
Despite all the editorials and the speeches and the handwringing, things aren’t getting better for women in Hollywood. They’re getting worse.
In the middle of the rainy winter of our discontent, with both a mega-storm and an impeding inauguration in the horizon, it was another day of sun for the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
Movie set in Ybor, but shot in GA, premiers in Tampa “I am very excited because of the history of Ybor that it covers,” said Shawn Menendez. But there is still an uneasy feeling, given the movie about Ybor City was shot in Brunswick, GA.
The February 4 event includes a concert by Grammy-nominated Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell, and beer samplings including Rollin’ & Stumblin’, a limited release double IPA and the big brother to the popular festival IPA.
Georgia Film News recently spoke with Kris Bagwell, Executive Vice President at EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta. During our time together, Bagwell shared the history of Atlanta’s first full-service “physical” production studio spanning 33 acres with 300,000 square feet of furnished office and production space.
This is not the first time Marvel will be shooting at both Atlanta and The United Kingdom, and in fact, they have been producing films in both locations plenty of times.
Scott Jacobs, President of Tytan Pictures provides new details of the new studio the company is building in Eatonton, Georgia.
“But then there’s the issue of cost. You’ve got to juggle what’s worth more to you: Do you want another 10 cars and 200 extras or do you want one less shooting day? There’s that kind of math that goes into it. We were as close as the Georgia tax rebate away.” Ben Affleck