Atlanta Weekly Wrap-Up 1/11/17

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♦ Powered by a generous tax credit for film production and a film-friendly state government, Georgia has elbowed its way to the top tier of film capitals by offering a wide variety of shooting locations from mountains to shore to city streets… READ FULL ARTICLE

♦ There’s a unique class project under way in Villa Rica. A young group of aspiring actors (shown in featured image above) have teamed up with a company of would-be filmmakers to produce a full-length motion picture. The students of Words in Motion studio – kids ranging from fifth grade to seniors – are learning how to act as an ensemble. In the meantime, their adult supervisors are learning about Hollywood-style special effects, costuming, set decoration, scheduling and logistics. In short, they are learning all the intricate details of making a movie…. READ FULL ARTICLE

♦ It’s here. Georgia’s trail of the undead. Fans of vampires and zombies can now more fully appreciate and experience popular shows like “The Originals,” filmed in Conyers, “The Vampire Diaries,” filmed in Covington, and “The Walking Dead” by traveling the newly launched Georgia’s Undead Trail. The trail takes visitors on a 93-mile journey through urban landscapes and downtown cityscapes that have been backdrops for hugely popular, long-running television series depicting zombies and vampires. Destinations that are featured in the trail include Conyers, Covington, Atlanta Senoia and Woodbury… READ FULL ARTICLE

The Women’s Balcony

♦ There will be more venues, more films, and a jury handing out prizes at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which begins Jan. 24 and announces its full lineup Thursday night on its website. The 23-day festival will offer 75 films at eight venues, including a batch of Atlanta premieres and some world premieres… READ FULL ARTICLE

♦ Hart County’s judge-executive is seeking grant funding for a film studio. Hart County was the location for the shooting of a film in November titled “An Uncommon Grace,” which is scheduled to air on the Hallmark Channel this year, and the judge-executive is hoping that by having a film studio available it will entice more filmmakers to choose Hart County as a location for their projects. “The basic reason is to attract more people,” said Terry Martin, judge-executive for Hart County… READ FULL ARTICLE

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