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January 16, 2020

How One Network Sparked An Animation Extravaganza

It’s now common knowledge that Atlanta is a hotbed for the film and television industry, but what’s frequently overlooked is that the Peach State is also home to some of your favorite animated shows as well. In 1986, Ted Turner bought MGM, which included the MGM cartoon library with legendary shows, such as Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies and Popeye. In 1...

Academy Award Winner, Ruth E. Carter on the craft of costume design

Costume designer Ruth Carter has over 40 film credits. The three-time Academy Award nominee received the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 2019 for her work on Marvel’s Black Panther. She was interviewed by Paula Wallace, founder/president, SCAD, (Savannah College of Art and design).

Paula Wallace: Ruth, it’s always so nice to se...

January 16, 2020

At Georgia State University's Creative Media Industries Institute, students take on bleeding-edge storytelling

The Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) is a digital storytelling mecca in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Created as a part of an initiative to fulfill Georgia State University’s strategic planning to foster the growth of the media industry in Georgia’s economy, CMII focuses on the expl...

January 16, 2020

Kenny Blank and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Celebrate 20 Years

"The Jewish experience connects with everything in life."

In a time when people are often reticent to speak to one another, a period when everything is so polarized, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) opens up their doors for conversation. Atlanta Jewish Committee (AJC) began the film festival in 2000 to advance its mission of buil...

January 16, 2020

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp swore in 18 appointees from various facets of the entertainment industry to be a part of his new Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Commission. The move is not unprecedented; previous Georgia Governor Nathan Deal had a similar commission. The appointment of this commission is a move that fortunately implies Kemp does in fact want to protect and foster the boomin...

January 16, 2020

A Q&A with Melissa Simpson about Film Impact Georgia

Melissa Simpson is the co-founder of Film Impact Georgia (FIG), a nonprofit organization that awards grants to new Georgia filmmakers. Alongside Molly Coffee, Simpson created FIG as a way to both promote and give back to the film community here in Georgia. Created in January 2019, Film Impact Georgia is working to shape and bring together filmmakers...

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