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“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 her do things that weren’t naturally a part of this girl’s everyday life, and one day she snapped, jumping ou...

July 6, 2016

Quick, list your top ten favorite female filmmakers. Having trouble thinking of that many? Okay, how about five? Still having trouble?

According to a recent study at the University of Southern California, out of 1,565 content creators, women comprised only 7% of directors, 13% of writers, and 20% of producers. In a culture wherein women make up 50% of the workforce, high profile positions such as busin...

July 6, 2016

The office is quiet. The only sound is the rustle of paper and an occasional telephone ringtone.

For Brenda Findley, most of the days and weeks that lead up to filming a movie or television show aren’t spent on a set surrounded by glamour and hype. Findley, a Georgia-based art department coordinator whose credits include Selma, The Boss, and Meet the Browns, is busily typing on her laptop, desk strewn...

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July 29, 2016

May 22, 2016 – The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s inaugural Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts was presented to writer/filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan. With credits including Star Wars (Episodes V, VI, and VII), Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, Wyatt Earp, The Bodyguard, and more, Kasdan received the award on May 22nd during a ceremony held at the Woodruff Arts Center....

July 29, 2016

June 16-19, 2016 – Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, hosted the inaugural TERMINUS, a four-day event dedicated to bringing together young creatives and industry professionals for the best of film, TV, and gaming. The event took place at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta and at other venues throughout the city. 

Launching with a kick-o...

July 29, 2016

June 16, 2016 – Cartoon Network and Google brought together nonprofits Made with Code, Black Girls Code, and the Mayor of East Point, Jannquell Peters, at Turner in Atlanta for a special event launching GIF: The Powerpuff Girls. The companies collaborated on the event and coding activity, with a mission of combining their entertainment and tech expertise to bring the power of creative coding to kids i...

July 29, 2016

June 22, 2016 – Atlanta women in the film and television industry converged for the inaugural Women in Production Summit at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta's SCADShow theater. Hosted by SCAD and SCADFILM, the event brought together women in both above and below the line positions from five organizations: Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA), Producers Guild of America Women's Im...

July 29, 2016

June 4, 2016 – The threat of thunderstorms didn’t keep nearly 500 guests from crowding the patio of Le Bilboquet and center plaza of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta for Doggies on the Catwalk, a fashion show fundraiser benefiting Canine Assistants.

A local non-profit organization, Canine Assistants trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or oth...

July 29, 2016

June 17-19, 2016 – The Athens division of the second annual International Drone Day kicked off on May 7th at Athens Technical College, presented by Southeast Drone, FlyWorx, and Professor Mark Evans, the chair of the Emerging Technologies Program at Athens Tech.

Sponsors included Athens Tech, Go Professional Cases, Carolina Dronz, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics....

July 29, 2016

May 7, 2016 – The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum presented a celebrity lineup of speakers and authors at its gala weekend, June 17th-19th. Speakers included Daniel Selznick, son of David O. Selznick who produced the legendary film.

Selznick discussed the 1988 documentary, The Making of a Legend, which he and his brother Jeffrey spearheaded. The event marked the 80th anniversary...

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