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
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!
Building momentum with its competitive tax incentives and a growing consensus of its long-term viability in the marketplace, Georgia has cemented its reputation as the Mecca for horror-film television series with the pending June 5th debut of MTV’s new dramatic series Teen Wolf (official website). Springing into place beside its spiritual siblings “Vampire Diaries” and “Walking Dead”, the re-imagined world of Teen Wolf will center around a typical teen named Scott whose entire life has been changed…
In case you missed the explosive* trailer featured during this evening’s Super Bowl XLV, a very sexy fifth installment of the popular Fast & Furious franchise entitled “Fast Five” is set to debut in theaters and IMAX on April 29th. Filmed in Georgia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Arizona and California, Fast Five is expected to supercharge the franchise as producers reunite
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
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…
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!
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