“That has been a much bigger achievement to me. That we work together as a state on all the necessary parts to make this industry successful and profitable for the state. ”
How was it possible to take a New York Times best-selling novel—spanning more than 20 years and dealing with 13 unique characters and a whole lot of rain and lightning—and turn that into a compelling Midwestern movie?
The movie, whose title is appropriately meta and is even described hilariously by one of the characters as “a bit on the nose” follows a struggling artist named Dave (Nick Thune) whose constant failures and inability to finish anything he starts drive him to start an ambitious, albeit absurd project.
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This screening is presented in partnership with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Executive Producer and Unit Production Manager Danelle Eliav is expected to attend and participate in red carpet interviews.
As I got to the Plaza, I could feel the energy building. A big crowd emerged to see the opening night debut film “Dave Made a Maze.” A crowd so big that an encore screening had to be scheduled to accommodate the number of guests present.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast delivered a monster second weekend, pulling in enough to make it the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushing the film over $315 million in a matter of just ten days.
FSU Film’s sponsorship of the festival will bring a group of Academy Award -nominated alumni filmmakers – fresh off their ‘Best Picture’ win for MOONLIGHT at the 2017 Oscars to Atlanta.
Jennifer Garner set aside her happy home life with her three kids to jet to Atlanta, Georgia. There, the actress is busy filming for her new role in the movie “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.”
The biggest concern is over Google’s self-policing process and at least several agencies are reviewing how they are working with Google moving forward.
Timing is everything for Fran Burst-Terranella, the self-proclaimed “Grandma Moses” of filmmaking, who is debuting her first feature film, The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle at the 41st Atlanta Film Festival.
Dan Keplinger, an artist featured in a memorable Super Bowl commercial and the subject of an Oscar-winning short film, will display and discuss some of his work at Middle Georgia State University.
The U.S. Senate has taken a key first step in acting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) onerous broadband privacy rules passed last year.
Georgia Film News gets a rare glimpse into the world of post-production work with a special profile on Drew Sawyer, Founder and award-winning Post Producer of Moonshine Post-Production, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.
The festival’s primary screening venue, the Plaza Theatre (the Plaza), announced today that damage caused by a third party during a private event rental on Saturday.
In the United States and Canada, the box office hit $11.4 billion, a two percent improvement over 2015. The total number of moviegoers (people who went to at least one movie in the year) also rose.
Erik Ljung started out making a short. He ended up with an all-consuming, three-year feature that landed him at SXSW.
The latest available data shows that it’s Savannah College of Art and Design, where compensation for President Paula Wallace was $9.6 million.
Miller, exec producer/unit production manager Jay Sedrish and first assistant director Hillary Schwartz all pleaded guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in a Georgia courtroom two years ago.
One of the fastest growing economies in the world, India had a growth rate of 7.6% in 2015. In 2016, the total box office take was $1.8 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2015, according to statista.com.
“We are the single largest event in the state of Georgia that really engages the film and television industry. We feature Academy Award-winners, and have several leading entertainment industry professionals participating and serving on our panels.”
The Toasty Toad had a New Orleans-style Sno-Ball food truck they parked on production sets to serve those working the shoots. One thing led to another and they’ve since expanded to a new truck and now a brick and mortar location.
The Opening Night Party (sponsored by Moonshine Post-Production) will be held from 9 PM – 12 AM at Paris on Ponce—open to all Opening Night ticket-holders, as well as FILMMAKER, PRODUCER and ALL-ACCESS badge-holders.
The thriller is expected to begin shooting in May in Thomasville, Ga.
With $ 170 million at the domestic box office the live-action rendering of the Golden Globe winner animated feature became the top-grossing domestic opening of all time for a PG-rated film.
No Film School is in Austin for SXSW 2017, interviewing filmmakers and attending panels to get you the latest news on the independent film scene.
Kong: Skull Island spent 42 days on location in Hawaii, with a significant portion of the production spending benefiting a wide array of in-state businesses and industries. Key expenditures included…
As a source of inspiration, action and economic growth our country’s creative arts are integral to our culture, our American identity and our democracy.
California instated its current tax incentive program in 2015. Beyond awarding $300 million a year in funding to filmmakers, the state offers an extra incentive for films shot outside of Los Angeles County. San Diego—traditionally the tousle-haired stepchild of filming hubs L.A. and San Francisco—has been quietly expanding its appeal to filmmakers.
Don’t be surprised if you see your favorite local bar or college in “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle,” a comedy making its world premiere later this month at the Atlanta Film Festival.
These regulations will be disastrous for advertisers who seek to use consumers’ data to target relevant and meaningful advertisements to them.
Since 2012, Atlanta Movie Tours has been providing a whole new way to see the city for visitors and locals alike.
The 22-minute film tells the tragic yet ultimately triumphant story of New Communities, a collective of black farmers in Georgia.
Senoia—which locals pronounce without the “a” at the end—has become ground zero in Georgia for what the film industry means to the state’s economic development.
Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson recognized the record-breaking impact that the motion picture and television industry have in Georgia.
As you may know, Film Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, March 15th. Georgia Film News, GPP and others are encouraging attendance. Here is an additional way to show your support of the industry even if you can not attend the event in Atlanta.
The featured screenings and events include Opening and Closing Night Presentations, 18 Marquee and World Premiere screenings, 40 Creative Conference events and 12 unique Special Presentations.
There’s no word on what sent the movie to Atlanta, but a Toronto studio operator privately said the project got an “attractive offer” from Georgia that included tax credits that reimburse the salaries of major stars.
Country Icon Reba McEntire is coming to Madison later this month to began filming a new ABC one-hour drama.
Georgia has become the “Hollywood of the South” and Butts County is getting a slice of a pie worth billions of dollars in economic development for the state.
An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is drawing concerns for being so restrictive that it might scare off some production crews.
According to movie star Burt Reynolds, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is “dumber than a peach orchard sow” for squandering the state’s film industry.
The ambition was to celebrate the contribution women make to film and television and to capture the diverse and truly eclectic range of roles occupied by women in the film and TV industry in 2017.
In an historic election that will impact Spanish-speaking actors in the United States for years to come, Telemundo telenovela performers have voted to join SAG-AFTRA.
Making a post-apocalyptic, comic book-inspired, cannibal desert thriller on a ridiculously micro-budget for my first feature was a very traumatizing experience—mentally, financially, psychologically, physically.
Cocoa has been on “Tyler Perry’s For Better or For Worse”, “Ted 2”, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”, “Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club” and others.
Baxter says two students are working on the billion-dollar production right now, and he hopes to add even more soon. He says this is all part of the certificate program through Georgia Film Academy’s Certificate Program.
Pre-production is in full swing, and Principal Photography will start on March 15 for 8 days before the production moves to Madison, Georgia on March 24.
“SCAD is blazing a trail as the preeminent source of knowledge in film and television, and the premier destination for those students who want to be prepared for professional careers in the entertainment universe. I am honored to participate in this bold and exciting new direction.”
House Bill 155, sponsored by state Rep. Amy Carter, R-Valdosta, would make musical production companies eligible for a nontransferrable 15 percent tax credit in an effort to keep talent within Georgia.
“The SCAD catalog is a microcosm of SCAD expertise,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. “It’s inspired by our students – early adopters of the most leading edge technology, inventors of the next big thing.”
Of the record-breaking 6,000+ film submissions for the 2017 festival, the final selections include 47 feature length films, 116 short films and 28 creative media presentations, which consist of music videos, virtual reality and episodic pilots.
Logan tore into the domestic and international markets, taking $85.3 million at home and $152.5 million abroad for a magnificent $237.8 million global debut.
The Ogeechee International History Film Festival will make its debut in Statesboro as the very first film festival in the United States dedicated solely to historical films.
Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which white-collar jobs will robots take first?
Attorney Charles “Bo” Bowen talks about the environment in Savannah for making movies and how the community has rallied around the entertainment industry in the region.
The films of 2016 had a lot to offer in the VFX department: we saw the live-action version of The Jungle Book, an offshore drilling rig go up in flames in Deep Water Horizon, and Dr. Strange doing strange stuff in Dr. Strange.
It’s touted as organic, not funded by large corporations or banks rather by a local owner, Rep. Gordon, who grew up in Savannah’s 5th District.
The film’s $171 million haul at the China box office is way less than investors had anticipated for the biggest-ever U.S.-China co-production.
More than 15 events in the ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) and DreamHack circuits will be live streamed globally on Twitter and connected devices.
Keith Richards, David Byrne and Michael Stipe are among the musicians who have been dragged into a case over old concert recordings.
According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, ABC’s broadcast averaged 32.9 million viewers, making it the second least-watched Oscars since the 2008 show.
In part two of this special series on DJ Pierre and the acid house music scene in Atlanta, Georgia Film News travels behind the scenes of the artist-owned techno club – WildPitch. DJ Pierre shares the latest on his club since its opening in June 2016 and performing live.
One of the newest and fastest growing talent agencies in the Southeast with over 150 talents signed and who are now booking commercials, TV, and Feature Films. Also, Red Willow Talent believes in strong character and goal setting.
Rising film director Erika Anderson showcased her talent in the Campus Movie Fest (CMF) on Monday, Feb. 13. CMF, which is the World’s largest student film festival, was hosted at Georgia State University. Contestants were given one week to create five minute short films.
Georgia Southern University Film Club will be hosting “The Reel Job” Q & A panel for students and members of the Statesboro community to meet the faces behind popular films and television shows.
State Rep. Trey Rhodes, R-Greensboro, who sponsored the bill, said it adds “a third leg” to “create an entire ecosystem” of film, music and video game development in Georgia.
Film and television production companies that specialize in post-production work would qualify for state tax credits under legislation that cleared the Georgia House of Representatives Friday.
“Security for the entertainment industry is a very demanding business. When I saw how much Georgia was ramping up in the entertainment industry, I decided to get back into it.”
DJ Pierre shares how he got his start in the music industry and his founding of the Acid House genre in Chicago in the late 80s, as part of the group PHUTURE. He also talks about the latest from his Afro Acid Studio in Atlanta.
Businessman Dan T. Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A will receive the 2017 Film Critic Advocate Award from the African American Film Critics Association .
ChooseATL will highlight Atlanta’s tech, film and music industries by transforming the iconic Maggie Mae’s on Sixth Street into the “ChooseATL House.”
The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.
The House Judiciary Committee announced late last year it is looking into music licensing reform as part of its effort to update our nation’s copyright laws.
The creative industries in Georgia represent a combined $37 billion in revenue and employ an estimated 200,000 Georgians statewide, making up five percent of employment in the state.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College president Jabari Simama on Thursday discussed plans in his state of the college speech to offer several new courses, including one scheduled to start next month that offers film set training for students.
Clarke shares how his firm was founded and expanded over the years to meet the growing demands of Georgia’s entertainment industry needs in the area of law. Clarke offers valuable insights into the importance of legal representation for individuals and businesses in the arts.
Sound is one of the most important elements of a film, one that if done poorly will make your work nearly unwatchable
In this weekend’s box office roundup Fifty Shades Darker left the competition in the shadows with a $64.6 million worldwide gross.
Effective on or after January 1, 2017, interim production expenditures qualify for the film tax credit subject to the following two conditions/limitations: (1) the subsequent season is filmed in Georgia and (2) the expenditures can be claimed only in the taxable year in which the subsequent season begins, even if those expenditures were incurred in the prior taxable year.