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
During each month of the spring semester, a film related to an anthropological topic will be screened. The Society plans to screen films of interest to a broad University audience that will encourage viewers to think about what it means to be human.
Atlanta Producer Ed Richardson is now in active development on a feature film adaptation of Georgia native Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard To Find. Richardson, also the owner of Atlanta based R&R Productions Worldwide, is producing with Mike Sears and David Zander.
The students of Words in Motion studio – kids ranging from fifth grade to seniors – are learning how to act as an ensemble. In the meantime, their adult supervisors are learning about Hollywood-style special effects, costuming, set decoration, scheduling and logistics.
In little less than a decade, more movies and TV shows are filming in the Peach state than most places around the world. In fact, a recent study has put Georgia as the third largest film industry in the world only behind the United Kingdom.
Dale Gordon, Tampa Hillsborough Film and Digital Media Commissioner, calls it a devastating blow. Gordon again called on state lawmakers to fund a state incentives package to lure major motion pictures to the area.
SouthCrest Bank is providing partial production funding for qualified movie-makers under the Act, which was passed in 2008 to give limited tax credits to production houses shooting in Georgia.
The festival will kick off on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater with the screening of Life, Animated, a feature length film by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Life, Animated follows the story of Owen Suskind.
Gwinnett Tech’s 46 Georgia Film Academy students completed their on-set internships on a total of 11 television and movie productions, including The Walking Dead, Spiderman, Krystal, Finding Steve McQueen, Adult Swim, Stan Against Evil, Life of the Party, Step Sisters, and Media.
After the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) in April of 2016 saw record-breaking numbers of works submitted, festival attendees…
“We are really excited to release a first wave of films that represents every category of our festival programming,” said ATLFS Executive Director Christopher Escobar. “ATLFF isn’t just one thing, and by including short films, pilots and virtual reality alongside features, we are presenting a greater picture of what to expect this year.”
Thomas shares highlights from her 20 years of work for the State of Georgia focused on building the infrastructure and long-term support for Georgia’s success in the entertainment industry. Learn about Georgia’s tax incentives, Camera Ready Program, and why so many producers, location scouts, directors, editors and other industry professionals choose Georgia.
The show has been described as a Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of Heat and is scheduled to begin production in Atlanta, Georgia on January 9.
In part two of this special two-part series, Bowen shares more about the Savannah Film Alliance and how its preparing to support Savannah’s rise to fame in the entertainment industry, as well as his insights about the unions, and future.
Is financing an indie film more difficult than ever? There’s so much content out there and so few companies that can pay real money to distribute films that we moviemakers need to get realistic… and creative.
As new Actors’ Equity rules go into effect today that require small theaters in Los Angeles to begin paying their union actors at least minimum wage, some small non-union venues, it turns out, aren’t paying their actors anything at all.
More than 150 members of the SCAD community donated items on children’s holiday wish lists and will set up a holiday shop for Union Mission clients to pick out gifts for their loved ones.
Back in 2010, the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah launched a lengthy series of critically acclaimed indie and foreign features that would otherwise not have played theatrically in our market.
Georgia fared well, with Stranger Things, Atlanta, Hidden Figures and Confirmation all getting nods in at least one category. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the award ceremony airs January 8 on NBC with host Jimmy Fallon.
Organizations representing the full spectrum of the music community – from artists and songwriters to producers and labels and more – sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump in advance of his meeting today with several top technology executives.
Nominees for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2016, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning
Every screenplay should be set somewhere. Forget that maybe you’ll be shooting it yourself and that you will know where everything is—all the more reason to paint a picture for the reader based on what you actually do know about the locations you’ll be using.
In part one, Bowen shares his background, how The Bowen Law Group is meeting the legal needs of Savannah’s entertainment industry, and his founding of the dynamic year-old Savannah Film Alliance.
Casey shares how he got his start in the transportation business, his pride in Atlanta and the service he provides, and how his company has laid the foundation to support Georgia’s booming film industry, providing transportation services to entertainment professionals who travel to and through Atlanta on business.
Last week, Craig Miller served as a panelist for Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Business of Entertainment: Focus on Film breakfast at the Fox Theatre, an event that brought together Atlanta’s biggest leaders in the film and business industries.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris made her debut on The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 List this week and helped honor a group of mentees at the magazine’s annual industry breakfast Wednesday.
Perhaps more than a lucky roll of the dice, Georgia’s return-on-investment on the industry’s 70% spend in the state far exceeds the 30% lost revenue. According to Georgia’s Department of Economic Development, the production of several hundred feature films, commercials, and television shows were reported to have had an overall economic impact of $6 billion to the state in 2015.
Joanna McIntosh, executive vice president for Global Policy & External Affairs of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., comments on the first policy proposal of the copyright review from House Judiciary Committee.
In creating the look, Fontaine shadows the narrative with an unobtrusive camera that blends fact and fiction, depicting Jackie’s public and personal life without apology.
“The 17th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will feature a record 75 feature-length and short films from around the globe,” says Kenny Blank, Executive Director for AJFF.
The last time anyone heard about movie producer Daniel Adams he was on his way to prison. In 2012 he became the first producer ever to be convicted for tax credit fraud following the making of a little known project called “The Lightkeeper.”
Actor Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick were joined by the Miss Golden Globe trio — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone — Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Lorenzo Soria, and Barry Adelman, Dick Clark Productions’ executive VP of television, in revealing the nominees.
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story looming on the horizon no big movies came out this weekend and Moana ruled the domestic box-office for the third weekend in a row.
Much of Georgia’s success has been attributed to the financial incentives provided through the Georgia Entertainment and Industry Investment Act (GEIIA) also known as the film tax credit passed in 2005. However, diversity in landscape has played its own important role in Georgia’s success.
The companies noted that integration planning is substantially complete in a number of areas. Starz’s home entertainment and television distribution operations are being consolidated into Lionsgate’s worldwide home entertainment and television distribution businesses.
This new video essay from CineFix gives some meaningful details about cinema history’s best opening title sequences. After watching this, you might consider your film’s titles not as an afterthought, but as an integral part of your production.
Insiders say that the company would focus on developing programming for the international market as well as for digital streaming platforms.
The free Roku channel, PeachFlicks, features shorts, documentaries and series all connected to Georgia in some way. Local filmmakers are delighted to have their content featured and excited to have viewers from around the world.
“Every film has music. And the music budget is generally 5 percent of that film budget. So if we actively promoted and attracted scoring projects to Georgia, that would be a minimum of $85 million just spent on scoring.”
Time Warner plans to boost HBO’s programming budget, just as rivals including Netflix are doing, CEO Jeff Bewkes told an investor gathering
“The cost of living, quality of life, and Georgia Film Tax Credits were a huge draw for us to uproot our family and move to Atlanta to open a production company. We can tap into the tax credits on so many different levels. We are totally excited about that. And, we’re staying positive and optimistic that they will stay in place.”
Italian director Sergio Leone’s cinematic style was so powerful and influential that it paved the way for a whole new Western subgenre, the Spaghetti Western. Films like A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly put Leone’s work on the map in the mid-1960s.
“This report highlights the processes, methods & procedures, and what focus global film commissions have in place in their respective markets in servicing the production industry,” said AFCI Executive Director, Kevin Clark.
Ontario says Hollywood can look to it for tax credit stability, despite the Canadian province imposing a surprise cut in generous taxpayer subsidies for foreign producers last year for budgetary savings.
Go behind the scenes on location in Georgia with the folks that brought us Magic Mike XXL.