March 16, 2020

Shining a light on the need for writer representation in Georgia

A year-long battle over packaging fees between the Writers Guild of America (WGA East and WGA West) and the “Big Four'' Hollywood talent agencies, William Morris Endeavor (WME), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), United Talent Agency (UT...

September 17, 2019

Creating 1980s Hawkins, Indiana in 2019 Georgia

The success of Stranger Things, which returned with record-breaking viewership in July, is due to a number of factors, including the ever evolving narrative and artistic innovation that keeps the fans interested and begging for more. Most of the cred...

January 21, 2019

The showrunner for two Emmy-nominated programs talks about the evolution of her career and her love for Georgia’s production community.

The day I interviewed Myeshia Mizuno, she was in the process of buying a house. “I actually have my home inspection later this afternoon,” she told me as we discu...

October 25, 2018

Georgia has all the infrastructure necessary to continue for decades as a production powerhouse. The next and biggest step: Investment in original content creation.

Georgia continues to be a powerhouse for film and television production, rivaling all toher us locations outside of Hollywood and New...

August 16, 2018

From Stranger Things to Mindhunter, the top-shelf casting directors at Netflix institute a highly deliberate checklist when choosing our favorite stars

Part of what draws us to a new series is the cast of actors. And part of what keeps us watching are those actors’ performances. So, compiling the...

According to the cast of FX's Archer, voiceover work just might be the laziest, most lucrative dream job in all of entertainment

The world is seeing Atlanta more and more onscreen lately, and we’re also hearing its voices. Georgia is home to an increasing number of voice talents, those who perform...

November 10, 2017

Georgia State University Launches the Creative Media Industries Institute 

Georgia State University’s new Creative Media Industries Institute opened with an Oct. 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking a distinctive partnership between professional and academic interests in the creative media arts. In...

November 9, 2017

Building Georgia into a Creative Force

Georgia is on Hollywood’s mind these days, but Georgia has a lot of minds of its own creating content for movies, television and more. These talented people conceive projects right here, dispelling the notion that Georgia is merely a production arm servicing...

September 21, 2017

The Past, Present & Future of the Hollywood of the South

Hollywood of the South” is a term used for all of metro Atlanta these days, but one Georgia city has the phrase trademarked: Covington began using the nickname decades ago and made it official in 2011. Recently, the city has also been “Mysti...

July 13, 2017

The Impact of Film Production on Georgia's Oldest City

When outsiders think of Savannah, they likely picture an image from Forrest Gump or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Movies released two decades ago still represent the city, and the impact continues to be felt in many ways. Those outs...

September 6, 2016

Location scouts don’t just get in their car and drive around anymore. “I used to carry a bunch of maps with me,” says Tony Holley, a Georgia native who has been doing the job locally for years. “Big map books, various city maps. I don't do that anymore. The internet has been a huge windfall for a...

“She caught on right away that reality is not reality,” says Piers Bath, a Georgia-based DP and camera operator. Bath has seen a lot over the years shooting reality TV shows, many of them focused on troubled youths like the girl he’s talking about now. An unnamed “unscripted” series was having he...

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Stories by Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell is a writer specializing in nonfiction film and television. He is the creator of the documentary review website Nonfics and an editor for Film School Rejects and He has also contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Paste, New York magazine and Documentary Magazine. He has a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from NYU and now resides in Georgia with his wife and children.

Christopher Campbell

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