♦ The scene is set as another Hollywood movie production sets its sights on Augusta. The movie “Hollywood Dirt,” based on New York Times best-selling author Alessandra Torre’s romance novel, will be filmed here and in Madison, Georgia. One official says Augusta’s history in film and some good word-of-mouth helped bring the bright lights back to the Garden… READ MORE.
♦ The former Coastal Empire Fair site may be transitioning from funnel cakes to films. A state lawmaker is trying to convince city officials to sell his private investment group about 15 acres of the 67-acre site along Meding Street to develop as a production complex for movies and television… READ MORE
♦ A movie now filming in Georgia is expected to break a record with an all-time high budget. Students at a Columbus State University are getting an opportunity to be part of the team that is putting it all together. The “Avengers: Infinity Wars” movie is filming at Pinewood Atlanta Studios with a record-breaking budget of $1 billion, and CSU is one of the few universities that has students working with the production… READ MORE
♦ Wednesday marked Film Day at the Capitol as the Georgia Film Office recognized the state’s past, present and future in the film industry. Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson all recognized the economic impact the industry has had across the state… READ MORE
♦ The Academy Award®-winning “My Cousin Vinny” was directed by Jonathan Lynn, and stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio and Marisa Tomei. It was filmed in 1992 in Georgia long before the 2008 tax incentives that led to the explosive growth of the industry in the state… READ MORE
♦ The oldest city in Georgia, Savannah bursts with southern charm and atmospheric locations. Its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and Bonaventure Cemetery – made famous by the novel and movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” – can add instant texture and production value to film and TV shoots. A 10% rebate on qualified spend on top of Georgia’s 20-30% transferable tax credit sweetens the allure… READ MORE
Compiled and submitted by Ellen Lloyd