The Marietta Daily Journal is reporting that Swirl Recording and Film Inc. (Swirl Films) has purchased Atlanta Metro Studios for $4 million. For sale since 2015, the studios, located 28 miles from downtown Atlanta, were originally built by Paulding County in 2012. The prolific independent studio has been producing the digital multicast broadcast network television series “Saints & Sinners” at Atlanta Film Studios since last summer.

Atlanta Film Studios

The Dallas New Era reports that the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority are pursuing the sale of Atlanta Film Studios. Located 28 miles from the Georgia State Capitol, the 76,000 square foot studios were built by the county using taxpayer-funded bonds. Atlanta Film Studios features two 20,000 square foot stages that are 35 foot clear to the ceiling grid, Camlock shoot power, full construction power on stages, full service production offices, a 30,000 square foot mill space…

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Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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

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There have been some terrific movies & television projects shot right here in Georgia which explore many aspects of the civil rights movement.

Bus Boycott (HBO, 2001)

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.

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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)

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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

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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…

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In case you missed it, the news of a Pinewood Studios-managed facility in Fayette County, south of Atlanta, was announced this afternoon by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

“Wow!” people have been saying all day, “So is Pinewood Studios really coming to Georgia?”

Well yeah, kind of. Right now the project is

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Filmed in Georgia earlier this year, this one looks like fun! The newest trailer is after the cut!

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Two weeks following a rather embarrassing mea culpa (see previous post), a numbered House Bill has emerged from the Georgia Legislature addressing Georgia’s Motion Picture & Television Industry and it appears that the Legislature is committed to Georgia’s 30% tax credit for another year. As a local activist explained, “People who work in Georgia’s entertainment industry shouldn’t be surprised by an annual review of our tax incentives.”

House Bill 1027 (authored by Ron Stephens [164th District], Butch Parrish [156th District], Amy Carter [175th District], and Matt Hatchett [143rd District]), is available for your perusal at the Georgia General

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