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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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Union City-based partnership to get film workers ready fast Read more: Neighbor Newspapers – Union City based partnership to get film workers ready fast

Union City, Atlanta Metro Studios and the Fulton County School System will help send up to six south Fulton high school graduates to Clayton State University’s digital film crew training program. “Production companies are picking Georgia because we have the entire package – a business-friendly environment, statewide accessibility, diverse locations and a skilled crew base,” […]

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Fulton County Schools partner with Union City, Atlanta Metro Studios on film industry scholarships

Ellie HensleyStaff Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle   Fulton County School System, Union City, Ga., and the planned film studio on the old Shannon Mall site, Atlanta Metro Studios, on Tuesday announced a partnership to help fast-track students into Georgia’s burgeoning film industry. The group is creating a scholarship fund for up to six 2015 Fulton County […]

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Warner Bros. TV Partners With IATSE to Launch Sarah Jones Memorial Internship

by Etan Vlessing Warner Bros. Television has partnered with the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) to give filmmakers an internship and TV series training to honor Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train last year while filming Midnight Rider. The Sarah Jones Opportunity, a memorial internship and training program, will […]

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EX-SOLDIER ELECTROCUTED ON ‘SELMA’ FILM SET CAN BARELY PAY RENT

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A lighting technician has lost his career after receiving up to 25,000 watts of electricity on the set of ‘Selma’. Ronnie Sands has worked in the film industry for over 20 years, but he can no longer work due to an on­-set accident that has severely impacted his quality of life. Sands pursued a […]

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Midnight Rider Film Subject of OSHA Hearing

By JoAnn Merrigan Savannah – The now defunct Midnight Rider film and whether cast and crew members were deliberately put in harm’s is the subject of a hearing that started today in Savannah.   The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)is holding a hearing because the company that was making the film, Unclaimed Freight, is […]

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Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act It’s not called Hollywood of the South for nothing, as more and more filmmakers I know continue to move to the state – specifically, Atlanta. Last week, the Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) announced the members of a new film and television studio and infrastructure association […]

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