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Take these classes and workshops to break into Georgia’s film and TV industry

Elberta McKnight For the AJC It’s no secret that Atlanta’s film and TV industry is booming. Mayor Kasim Reed recently launched the City of Atlanta Entertainment Training Program, the first job training program in the United States focused on helping the film industry build a pool of talent. Luckily, for aspiring actors, there’s more where that […]

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Georgia now tied for No. 3 in worldwide film production

Ellie HensleyStaff WriterAtlanta Business Chronicle Georgia is now tied with Louisiana for No. 3 in worldwide film production, according to FilmL.A, the not-for-profit film office that serves the Greater Los Angeles region. The Peach State’s star is definitely rising. In 2013, Georgia ranked No. 5 behind Louisiana, Canada, California and the United Kingdom “It’s a testimony […]

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Tourism advocates learn about film industry needs

Eva Fedderly   For the Savannah Morning News If you’re wondering what will lure Hollywood to Savannah, Mitzi Hill can tell you. Hill was the keynote speaker at the Tourism Leadership Council’s June luncheon, to tell TLC members how they can benefit from and negotiate Savannah’s burgeoning film industry. Hill is a partner at Atlanta […]

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Georgia Stunt Driving Schools Meet Demand From Film Industry

By TASNIM SHAMMA With Georgia’s TV and film industry growing, there’s increasing demand to find people in the state to fill crew positions like camera operators, lighting technicians and make-up artists. But there’s also a growing need for professionals who can parallel park while driving 80 miles per hour. Stuntwoman Amy Tomberlin Cheek is an instructor with Bobby Ore Motorsports who lives […]

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Atlanta Named Best Big City For Film Industry Workers

By JOHN LORINC Atlanta is the best big American city for people working in the film industry this year, according to an annual report from MovieMaker Magazine, an industry trade journal. The magazine cites the city’s atmosphere and restaurant culture among the factors that help the industry thrive. A flexible attitude has also helped. “There’s a bunch […]

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Georgia Film Academy launches pilot certificate program in January

Janel Davis and Tammy Joyner The Atlanta Journal-Constitution State higher education officials Monday unveiled a statewide program aimed at preparing more Georgians for a career in the state’s multibillion dollar entertainment industry. The Georgia Film Academy’s pilot certification program will start January 11. State leaders see the film academy as a one-stop site for education, training and […]

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Film seminar educates

By Stuart Taylor VALDOSTA — An upcoming film industry seminar offers participants a chance to learn about the business of film. Linda Burns, an Atlanta-based producer, is running the seminar and will educate participants about different film jobs as well as the expectations of those jobs, set etiquette and terminology. “It’ll give people the nuts […]

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Georgia Ranks Number Three in Film Production, More Plans for Improvement

By JoAnn Merrigan You may have noticed a lot of movie buffs in town for Savannah college of Art and Design’s (SCAD’s) 18th annual film festival. It brings together industry experts, not to mention stars.  But it’s just about watching films. It gives SCAD students the opportunity to rub elbows with many in the industry.  And […]

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Film and TV jobs are migrating to New York and Atlanta, but workers are still better off in L.A.

Annlee EllingsonStaff WriterL.A. Biz My husband returns home next week after living in Atlanta for six months. We moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago because it’s the entertainment capital of the world, and he worked steadily in television here for a decade and a half. But like for many Hollywood workers and their families, […]

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Atlanta begins filmmaking industry job training program

By Terry Shropshire, Managing Editor and Web Editor It is certainly apropos that the greater Atlanta area would commence with an entertainment training program to harness and cultivate the burgeoning — if not exploding — base of residents who aspire to work in the industry. Georgia is one of the three major movie-making epicenters of America, […]

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