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Georgia Wins “Footloose” in Dance-Off

by on Apr.25, 2010, under News

Footloose Comes to Georgia

Memphis-based business journal “The Commercial Appeal” reported yesterday that Memphis, Tennessee, has lost their bid to play host to the remake of the 1980s hit film “Footloose” and that the production will instead be coming to Georgia. In an interview with the film’s director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”), Commercial Appeal describes how (continue reading…)

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Vampire Diaries to Rise Again

by on Feb.16, 2010, under News

Ain’t social media grand? While everyone involved with Vampire Diaries has been confident that the Georgia-lensed hit show would be renewed it was still great to see Co-Executive Producer & Director Marcos Siega send out a tweet to his thousands of followers stating “Thanks to all our fans. Officially picked up for season two!” Who needs news sites when you can follow people on your favorite shows on your own?!! If you’d like to follow Marcos, head on over to his feed on Twitter!!

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LA Times on The Blind Side

by on Jan.17, 2010, under News

The Making of The Blind Side (LA Times)

In today’s online issue of the LA Times writer Rachel Abramowitz documents the events leading to the production of the Georgia-lensed production “The Blind Side” in her article “The making of ‘Blind Side’ a real-life drama“. Inspirational on many levels, be sure to give it a read!

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The Effect of Film Tourism on Georgia

by on Jan.12, 2010, under Filming

Today we’re featuring a YouTube video by Craig Miller, co-President of the Georgia Production Partnership, owner of Craig Miller Productions, and Executive Producer of C Pictures. Craig’s video “Film Tourism in GA” neatly sums up what professionals in the motion picture industry have long known: the unsung “ripple” effect of the movie business is that it can (and does) help drive tourism to filming locations. In the tourism business this is known as “Film Tourism”; a type of tourism directly driven by a desire to visit real life filming locations seen in movies and television shows. For 70 years the film (continue reading…)

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Farrelly Brothers Give Georgia “Hall Pass”

by on Jan.06, 2010, under News

The Farrelly Brothers

We’ve been aware since late November that the Farrelly brothers (pictured above), famous for comedies like “Dumb & Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary”, were likely to be bringing a new project to Georgia and yesterday Variety took the news public that “Hall Pass” would begin production in late February (consult the Variety link for details on the (continue reading…)

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