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Report: Ga. Off Film Production Pedestal, But Still No. 1 In U.S.

Donnell Suggs • Aug 16, 2018 Georgia is no longer top dog for the film industry, but it was beat out by a nation: Canada. At least for the time being, the state of Georgia is no longer king of the film and production industry when it comes to the number of highest performing U.S. […]

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Canada Tops List of Popular Filming Locations For First Time

August 8, 2018   LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Canada has become the top location for major feature film production, according to a FilmL.A. report released Wednesday that ranked California as the fourth most popular filming spot in the world. It was the first time Canada topped the list during FilmL.A.’s five years of tracking feature […]

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Another TV series, set in Missouri, is filmed in … Georgia

  By Jack Suntrup St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul 30, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY • In the new HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” a St. Louis newspaper editor dispatches one of his reporters to Missouri’s Bootheel to investigate the murder of a girl. Like “Ozark,” a Netflix series, “Sharp Objects” is set in Missouri — yet filmed in […]

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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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