Atlanta: Industry News 2/7/17


♦ Always subject to change, and often set before filming begins, here is the latest info on release dates for projects that filmed totally or partially in Georgia.  Including The Founder (now playing)… VIEW LIST



♦ Georgia’s music industry brought a bit of star power to the state Capitol as part of a pitch for a music industry tax break. “As a huge music fan, I want to see the music industry in the state of Georgia thrive the way that the film industry has,” said state Rep. Amy Carter, R-Valdosta, author of House Bill 155, a bill that proposes tax credits for some music industry spending in Georgia… READ MORE

And how about a little “Tuesday Morning quarterbacking”…

♦ Hollywood seems to love a winner: Viacom’s Shari Redstone, a Patriots season-ticket holder since 1986, will head to Houston to cheer on her team, which is favored to win by three. “Great leaders, great passion and great energy — it’s all about the team!” she tells THR of the Pats’ winning formula. Fellow partisan and former Paramount vice chair Rob Moore adds: “They are willing to not follow the book. They are willing to take risks…. READ MORE


♦ Ludacris on Rooting for the Atlanta Falcons: “We Are the Underdogs” “I look forward to beating the Patriots’ ass!” says the ‘Fate of the Furious’ star. When we beat the Packers, it was absolutely mind-blowing. How do you describe not even going to the Super Bowl since 1999? It was a euphoric feeling of 70,000 people. People’s energy coming together at the same time. However the f— you describe that, I really can’t put it into words. The craziest thing is over the last few years we’ve made it into the playoffs, and then we end up choking and messing it up! I’ve been very proud that we’ve made it that far, but at the same time, very disappointed that we don’t seem to play the same way that we play in the season once we get to the postseason to a degree… READ MORE



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