Why looky what we just found, a brand new shiny trailer for the movie “Footloose”! The folks at MTV Films are hoping that you’ll be kicking off your Sunday shoes and breaking out your best #Footloose hashtags on Twitter leading up to the October debut of the Georgia-lensed remake of the classic 80s hit. Time will tell if Director Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow) is able to catch lightning in a bottle the same way that the original film did, but we’re looking forward to cutting a rug to his new film this October. Congratulations to all of you who participated in this production! More photos and the video after the cut!
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
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
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
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has given public notice that it plans to officially adopt a new chapter (159-1-1), under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, entitled “Film Tax Credit”, which shall provide guidance, definition and general clarification and refinement to the code section concerning the motion picture industry in Georgia. The proposed additions are up for public review and comment until January 29th and may be made in
Here’s one we missed! Last month Savannah’s local NBC affiliate WSAV Channel 3 reported that the Robert Redford film “The Conspirator” had become an irresistible attraction to tourists and townsfolk alike and that Jay Self, longtime film commissioner for the city, believed the film project would infuse upwards of
The Warner Brothers feature film “The Preacher’s Kid” is currently in principal photography in the Atlanta area. Preacher’s Kid follows the story of a prodigal daughter who defies her minister father to pursue her dream of a career as a traveling Gospel singer. Locations are said to include the historic Fox Theater and the Atlanta Civic Center.
Breaking news that the Georgia General Assembly has passed House Bill 1100, providing hope to Georgia’s beleaguered film and video industry! More news as information is gathered.
House Bill 1100 [click here to download PDF] has passed unanimously out of the Finance Committee and will go before the state senate sometime next week. Georgia’s motion picture industry professionals are waiting to see if the senate will pass this new, more aggressive tax incentive measure (meant to revive the state’s moribund feature film and television industry) before the session runs out. Film-GA.com is working to determine how early the state might expect production companies to…