President Snow (Donald Sutherland, left) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman, right) in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Photo Credit: Murray Close
Little more than an hour before Super Bowl XLVIII cranked up in East Rutherford, New Jersey, emails began going out to people working on the latest Hunger Games installment “Mockingjay – Part 1” informing them with “heavy heart” that today’s shooting work would be suspended out of respect for the passing of celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed unexpectedly from (continue reading…)
This afternoon we realized that there have been some terrific movies & television projects shot right here in Georgia which explore many aspects of the civil rights movement, and we’d love to share them with you now!
A docudrama about the civil rights bus boycotts of the 1950s. Directed by Clark Johnson for HBO, featuring Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Terrence Howard as Ralph Abernathy.
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The plot was conceived from a screenplay written by Gregory Allen Howard. The film is based on the true story of African American coach Herman Boone portrayed by Denzel Washington, as he tries to introduce a racially divided team at the T. C. Williams High School in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Virginia during the early 1970s. Actor Will Patton portrays Bill Yoast, an assistant coach making a transition to help out Boone. The real life portrayal of athletes Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell, played by Ryan Hurst and Wood Harris, appear within the harmonized storyline; while Kip Pardue and Kate Bosworth also star in principal roles. – Wikipedia
Hey Mister White, who’s that up on stage? Why it’s actor Aaron Paul, star of the new movie Need for Speed, onstage at E3 2013! And what’s he doing? He’s showing some behind-the-scenes footage from the movie, currently nearing its wrap in Georgia! Let’s watch the video now!! (after the cut) (continue reading…)
Hey you fans of the scandalously sexy television show Desperate Housewives, we’re giving you plenty of time to clear your schedules and set your DVRs for Marc Cherry’s newest show, Devious Maids. This time around Eva Longoria is an Executive Producer, so you know that things are going to get hot as four latina ladies find themselves working for the movers and shakers of Beverly Hills. The show will debut on (continue reading…)
That’s right everybody, zombies have taken over the cover of this year’s Georgia Film & Television Sourcebook, and they’re on the way to film industry mailboxes any day now! Are you a Producer or studio exec coming into town to scout a project? Ring up the state’s film office to see if they’re in stock… in case you couldn’t tell, these things just keep WALKING off the shelf, mah deah…!!! (did you see both of the things we just did there??) – Congrats to all involved for another great sourcebook… so big it needed a mega spiral 🙂
Cover illustration by Joe Peery