Archive for category Georgia

3-YEAR, $1.5 MILLION FUNDING: SEDA investment will grow local film industry

Savannah and Chatham County are enjoying an uptick in film production as part of the $6 billion generated this year by film and television production in the state. Georgia is now the third busiest state in the country for entertainment production, behind California and New York. This success is due at least in part to […]

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Atlanta launches film industry job training program

Carla CaldwellMorning Edition EditorAtlanta Business Chronicle Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local (IATSE) 479 are launching the City of Atlanta Entertainment Training Program. The program is the first job training program in the United States that focuses on helping the film industry build a talent pool of trained below-the-line workers […]

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Georgia Film Academy planning sound stage at Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Ellie HensleyStaff WriterAtlanta Business Chronicle The newly launched Georgia Film Academy has plans to build a 15,000-square-foot sound stage at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Ga. The academy has signed a letter of intent for 10,000 square feet of classroom space at Pinewood, access to state-of-the art post-production and “resources to teach the full range […]

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GPTC offers production assistant program for film/TV industry jobs

Eric Morton Ever imagined working on a movie or television production set? Would you know what to get if you were asked for a C47, or a call sheet? What is a video village? Georgia Piedmont Technical College is offering a new Production Assistant (PA) continuing education class aimed at training a workforce for Georgia’s […]

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Claim overstates film industry’s impact on Georgia economy

By  April Hunt Superheroes and zombies apparently bring serious coin into the Peach State. The “Ant-Man” movie, and “The Walking Dead” TV series were among 248 productions shot in Georgia in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the state Department of Economic Development. The direct spending in Georgia was $1.7 billion, but the […]

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New partnership to fast-track Fulton students into film industry

Rose French The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta Metro Studios, the Fulton County school system and Union City recently announced a pilot-program collaboration aimed getting more students into the film industry. Considered the first of its kind to address the growing film and media employment needs in Georgia, the partnership is funding tuition for as many as […]

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CA Gains in Film and TV Production as Other States Lower Incentives

By James Poulos Staff Columnist, Orange County Register Hollywood could soon reclaim its once-shaky status as America’s production headquarters. After a near panic touched off by a nationwide spending spree on state incentives for film and television production, programs around the country have begun scaling back or shutting down altogether, leaving California in a persistent but much diminished race for […]

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William Hurt In His Own Words On What Happened On Set Of ‘Midnight Rider’

by Anita Busch William Hurt says he had an odd feeling when they got on the Doctortown train trestle on the first day of filming Midnight Rider but trusted first assistant director Hillary Schwartz when she said they were safe. But what happened after that was a complete nightmare, he told Canadian Press this morning. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed when […]

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Georgia ranks third in U.S. film production

By J.T. Fellows (WTVM) – We usually think of Hollywood when it comes to filming, but according to a new study the state of Georgia ranks third in U.S. film production. Georgia ranks third in U.S. film production, only behind California and New York. In Georgia, there were 10 movies filmed in 2014 and 9 filmed in […]

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As industry grows, properties are converted to studios

Interest in filming in Georgia has grown due to the state’s generous tax credits. That has increased the demands for studio space. In Union City, Shannon Mall is being demolished to make room for a new movie studio. In April, the Atlanta City Council signed a deal allowing Tyler Perry to turn Fort McPherson into […]

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