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Governor Deal announces new goals in State Address

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.

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AJFF Announces Inaugural Jury for 2017 AJFF

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.

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Unabomber drama Manifesto to film in Atlanta

The drama will focus on FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald, whose old-school linguistic skills eventually helped catch Ted Kaczynski, a recluse known as the Unabomber who sent explosives through the mail over the course of nearly 20 years.

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The launch of Georgia’s Undead Trail

The launch of Georgia’s Undead Trail was Dec. 29. A brochure will take visitors on a 93-mile journey through urban landscapes and trendy downtowns that have all been the backdrop of television series depicting zombies and vampires.

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‘A Good Man Is Hard To Find’ Set to Film in Georgia

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.

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Film Action in Villa Rica

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.

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Atlanta Film Festival Announces First Wave of Films from 2017 Lineup

“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.”

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Insights from Lee Thomas Deputy Commissioner of Film, Music & Entertainment and the GA Department of Economic Development

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.

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Know Your Place, Write Better Single Locations

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.

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Hollywood of the South is Here to Stay: Exploring Georgia’s Tax Credits Primer – Part 4

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.

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Congratulations To The Nominees Of The 74th Golden Globe Awards

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.

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