March 16, 2020

The Evolution of Cinematography

Over the last 20 years, advances in camera technology have been the great enabler. Digital cinematography has democratized filmmaking lowering the bar to entry for new shooters, leveling the playing field for everyone in the industry and enhancing the capabilities o...

November 15, 2019

Georgia's Make-Up Effects Artists

Monsters are a great motivator. Generations of movie and comic book monsters have inspired kids to build their own creatures, mold scary masks and devise blood and gore designed to still the hearts of mothers everywhere. Who knew that the rudimentary props, prosth...

Media coverage of Hollywood’s prospective production boycott of Georgia after the passage of HB 481, the so-called “Heartbeat Bill,” has now spanned the globe.

For more than 40 years Georgia has been diligently building a film and television production industry, which sustains the livelihoods of t...

February 19, 2019

Life is good for Georgia's lighting and grip companies. From small operators to major players, the gear is moving by the truckload.

As Oz reported in the November/December issue, grip and lighting equipment providers in Georgia are supplying truckloads of gear to productions of all sizes shooting...

October 25, 2018

Life is good for Georgia's lighting and grip companies. From small operators to major players, the gear is moving by the truckload.


Grip and lighting equipment is moving out by the truckload throughout Georgia as rental houses and production services companies fill orders fo...

August 16, 2018

Shelbia Jackson is the first Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission. Prepare to be entertained

DeKalb County creatives and businesses supporting film, television, music and digital entertainment have a new friend. Shelbia Jackson has been named the first Director of the DeKalb Entertainme...

July 13, 2017

Words & Wisdom From Industry Trailblazers

Veterans of Atlanta’s film and video industry have seen it all over the years. They started out small serving the needs of clients in multiple markets: bread-and-butter commercials and corporate production and the occasional visiting film and television pr...

May 10, 2017

Location Manager Mac Gordon’s Georgia roots are deep–and historic. A native of Savannah, he’s the great-nephew of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. Low’s Savannah birthplace is a pilgrimage site for Girl Scouts of all ages. Growing up with a sense of place is a...

January 10, 2017

“Of all the tax-incentivized states outside the historical production hubs, Georgia has the greatest possibility of a long-term, sustainable film and television business,” says Brian Livesay, who with Ed Richardson and John Rooker is a managing partner and co-founder of the new Atlanta Metro Stud...

May 9, 2016

No feature film, television series, or commercial goes on location today without an infrastructure of production vehicles. From camera trucks and wardrobe trailers to hair and make-up trailers, talent trailers and the ever-essential honeywagons, a fleet of vehicles accompanies every location shoo...

January 25, 2016

We’re so accustomed to seeing helicopter aerials in our daily lives that we take these bird’s eye views for granted. Manned by able pilots and camera operators, helicopters deliver traffic reports, breaking news and disaster coverage to our local TV stations and national news networks. They captu...

July 4, 2015

Atlanta has resources aplenty for motion picture and television production.

But with a growing slate of projects coming to town the pool of people, products and services dedicated to the business could be deeper. And some mainstream trades might consider marketing their skills to an industry that...

July 1, 2015

“Like any industry, motion picture and television production is its own world with its own methods of doing business and its own complexities,” says Andrew Velcoff, a shareholder in the Entertainment Group at law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, which has offices in Atlanta and worldwide. 


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Stories by Christine Bunish

Christine Bunish has been a writer and editor covering the professional film, video, broadcast and advertising industries for more than 25 years. She was a writer at Broadcast Management/Engineering and World Broadcast News and an editor at Millimeter before going freelance.

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