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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 shoot. They safely store and prep equipment and comprise amenity-filled “base camp” villages. They’re not only...

Ty Johnston – Producer 

As the founder and CEO of T.Y. Entertainment, Ty Johnston creates, develops, acquires, sells and produces scripted and unscripted television and new media projects. Her network collaborations include Style-E, VH1, BET, UPTV, AIBTV, The SPEED Channel, ESPN, AXS-TV and the Bahamas’ ZNS-TV. In addition, she leverages new markets by partnering with Netflix, Amazon and Best Buy. John...

May 9, 2016

To say that Tim Bourne came into the industry kicking and screaming would be no exaggeration. He was born into it. The son of Oscar-nominated production designer, Mel Bourne, and famed stage actor, Sarah Marshall, who herself was the daughter of two well-known actors, Bourne comes from a long line of entertainers. But the location scout turned producer has found his own ways to differentiate himself f...

May 9, 2016

As a screenwriter in Georgia, it’s hard to get started. The industry is intimidating and it sometimes seems producers only want L.A. talent. So, how do you get started? How do you get your movie made?

Personally, I started screenwriting late in the game so I needed to throw myself into it. I volunteered. I put myself out there. My first piece was writing a short for the 48-Hour Film Festival in Atlanta...

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July 29, 2016

April 1-10, 2016 – The 40th Annual Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) took place April 1-10, featuring a full line-up of feature-length and short narratives and documentaries, 37 Creative Conference events, and over a dozen unique special presentations and events. 

Of the nearly 5,000 film submissions for the 2016 festival, the final lineup included 51 feature length films and 100 s...

July 29, 2016

March 12, 2016 – The three-day Black Women Film Summit, hosted by Atlanta Technical College, concluded on March 12th with panel discussions, film screenings, awards and “A Conversation with Tisha Campbell-Martin” moderated by actress Charmin Lee. 

The summit also hosted its popular Untold Stories Awards Luncheon at the InterContinental Buckhead, honoring actress and singer Tish...

July 29, 2016

March 19-22, 2016 – The Athens Jewish Film Festival convened at Athens’ Ciné theater for its eighth annual festival. Selling out for the first time ever, the Athens JFF launched with an evening of cocktails and a chamber orchestra, followed by a screening of Dough, a comedy starring Jonathan Pryce about the difficulties of keeping a business afloat. 

Screenings included documen...

July 29, 2016

March 23, 2016 – Atlanta actor Lorenzo Yearby debuted his short film Selfless at the historic Midtown Art Cinema on March 23. A semi-autobiographical account of Yearby’s childhood, Selfless shares the struggles of living in poverty, the vast chasm of class and lifestyle differences within a single city, and the notion of helping others who struggle regardless of one’s station in life....

July 29, 2016

April 26, 2016 – The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) cut ribbon on its brand new “Soundstage A” at the Pinewood Atlanta Studios location.

The 15,860-foot soundstage coincides with GFA’s “Semester On Set” initiative, giving students access to a 10-week course both at the soundstage and on campuses throughout the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TC...

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