November 9, 2017

Accessing the Alternate Realities of VR, AR, and 360

When our reality is not enough, we invent new ones. It’s the way of humans. We’ve imagined new worlds and scenes in art and literature and film, and as technology advanced we created immersive new realities to explore. “The goal of immersion isn...

November 9, 2017

Glover Makes HistoryGeorgia took home seven Emmys from the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, with local favorite Atlanta scoring two big awards and making Emmy history.

Georgia took home seven Emmys from the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, with local favorite Atlanta scoring two big awards and making Emmy h...

October 25, 2017

The 42nd Atlanta Film Festival will run April 13-22, 2018, and deadlines are fast approaching.

For film submissions, many early deadlines have already concluded. Late submission deadline is Halloween, October 31, while the Extended deadline closes November 16. Rates vary depending on submission ty...

September 22, 2017

Kodak has purchased Crawford Media Services’ Cinefilm, incorporating the processing lab and the transfer facility into Kodak Film Lab Atlanta.

Michael Brown (vice president, motion picture and entertainment group) sat down with Oz to discuss the new acquisition and Kodak’s love of film.


September 22, 2017

Lee Morin, principal at MORIN Entertainment Law, accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors for Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) as programs committee chair.

“It is an honor to be recognized by this distinguished organization as an industry leader in entertainment, and in particul...

September 18, 2017

Atlanta took home seven Emmys from last night's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, with local favorite Atlanta scoring two big awards and making Emmy history.

The FX original Atlanta claimed awards for Lead Actor in a Comedy and Directing for a Comedy Series, with both honors going to Donald Glover. Glov...

August 11, 2017

Awesome Inc. and Wieden+Kennedy have banded together to create Big Chicken Small Movie on behalf of Kentucky Fried Chicken, premiering the film on August 6.

The new animated short pays homage to Marietta, Georgia’s beloved 56-foot-tall steel fowl. In the film, a young boy who’s a bit of an outcast...

August 7, 2017

Hot on the heels of its Number One ranking for feature film locations worldwide (2016), Georgia has been ranked fourth in television pilot production. 

FilmL.A.'s 2017 Pilot Production report counted 173 broadcast, cable and digital pilots, including 109 dramas and 64 comedies last year; 12 of the...

August 4, 2017

AMC purchased Raleigh Studios (d/b/a Riverwood Studios), home of The Walking Dead filming, from Senoia Enterprises, according to Alan Wexler (CEO, Databank Inc.).

The network bought the nearly 80,000 square foot studio for $8.25 million, officially closing the deal in July. This marks a...

July 14, 2017

Nominees of the 69th Annual Emmy Awards include over two dozen total nominations for four Atlanta-filmed productions.

In the drama category, Netflix original Stranger Things stands up against Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, House of Cards, This is Us, and Westworld. David Ha...

July 12, 2017

With threat of strike looming overhead, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) recently ratified a new three-year deal.

The new deal will generate an additional $256 million for performers over the next three years, according to SAG-AFTRA represent...

July 11, 2017

Feature film and television productions shot in Georgia have generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during Fiscal Year 2017, according to Governor Deal.

The combined 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.


June 26, 2017

On Sunday night, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director and chief negotiator David White sent a message to guild members announcing strike authorization, following continued clash with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.


May 24, 2017

According to FilmLA's 2016 Feature Film Study, Georgia filmed the most feature films last year, making it 2016's number one filming location worldwide.

Georgia tops the list with 17 films, barely beating out the United Kingdom's 16. Canada, California, and a tie between Louisiana and New York roun...

May 22, 2017

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) has named Cartersville's Phoenix Air Unmanned as the first ARGUS Gold Rated unmanned operator. 

“We are proud to say we’re the first unmanned operator to earn ARGUS’ Gold Rating,” said William Lovett, managing director of Phoenix Air Unmanned. “Our pursuit of...

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