There have been some terrific movies & television projects shot right here in Georgia which explore many aspects of the civil rights movement.
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.
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)
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…
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
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
How was your Groundhog Day? Ours was quite embarrassing and we owe some folks an apology. Yesterday Film Georgia published an inaccurate “alert” to our Facebook page, informing our followers that one of our State Representatives had introduced legislation which might negatively impact Georgia’s undeniably effective tax incentive for the film industry.
This report was absolutely
In case you missed the teaser for the Disney film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” floating around the Internet for the past few weeks we’re posting the video here on FilmGeorgia.com (after the cut) – so take a look and be sure to tell your friends who worked on this film! This magical story about a special little boy named Timothy Green was filmed in various locations around Georgia and a bit in Tennessee. Without getting your
The staff of Film Georgia were excited to learn that the Farrelly brothers comedy “Hall Pass” has been announced for release on February 25, 2011 – mostly because we want to see the final edit of the scene we watched being filmed at Johnny’s Hideaway of actor Jason Sudeikis trying out pick-up lines on unsuspecting women. The trailer (video after the cut) displays the
After weeks of whispered rumors that a “really big movie already in production over in London” was scouting coastal Georgia, the news has officially broken that the latest installment in the Marvel Comics X-Men franchise, entitled “X-Men : First Class”, should begin filming in Georgia in late 2010. While early reports indicated that Savannah or Tybee Island were likely contenders for a production office, the latest indications are that the production is considering
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