Atlanta: Industry News 5/10/17


Atlanta‘s SVOD sale to Hulu is part of the multi-year output agreement the streaming service signed with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution in December 2014 that gave Hulu the exclusive SVOD rights to FX Networks’ original series produced by FX Productions and launched on the cable networks from 2014 on. Other FX/FXX original series streaming on Hulu under the deal include You’re The Worst, Baskets and The Strain… READ MORE

Chris Dodd

♦ Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd wraps up his tenure as CEO and chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America soon, but not before one more trip to Georgia. “I’ve enjoyed it immensely,” he said before Sunday’s screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” one of several Marvel movies to film in Georgia in recent years… READ MORE

♦ Summer in Atlanta is always delightful—for those who enjoy the heat, anyways—but after a few weeks of lounging around one may find themselves desperate for some fun things to fill the time. Fortunately, the film scene in Atlanta never sleeps, and the summer brings a diverse and unending array of festivals and events to sate one’s cinematic appetite… READ MORE

♦ E! is expanding its WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) franchise with the launch of WAGS Atlanta later this fall. It joins WAGS LA and WAGS Miami which return this summer. E! has slotted Thursday, June 29, 9 PM for the season 2 debut of WAGS Miami and Thursday, August 24, 9 PM for the season 3 bow of WAGS LA.READ MORE

♦ On a red clay hill in the heart of Atlanta, hundreds of black men saunter up and down Morehouse College’s Brown Street on their way to classes. It’s a late March afternoon and the magnolia trees, fuchsia and white pansies bloom into a sweet, tea-tinged breeze. A bronze statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. overlooks his alma mater… READ MORE

♦ It’s expected to be one of the heftiest box office hits of the summer (and year) — but before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens this weekend, the film had a preview screening April 30 at the Fox Theatre. The sequel to the surprise hit of 2014 was filmed in Georgia at Pinewood Atlanta Studios last year and brings back the original cast — including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Bradley Cooper… READ MORE

♦ State lawmakers want to send more film work to the rural corners of the state. A measure expanding tax credits for the film industry sweetens a new perk for post-production work, awarding an additional tax break for work done in the state’s poorer and less developed counties. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this week… READ MORE

Compiled and submitted by Ellen Lloyd

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Ellen Lloyd
Once Ellen graduated from college, she decided to follow her true passion and move to LA in hopes of breaking into the entertainment industry. After jobs in a production office and an agency, she found her way to Breakdown Services where she learned all about the casting process from the ground up. Having served her time in LA, she moved to Austin, TX where she now works as a representative for Breakdown Services assisting the actors, agents, and casting directors of the South Central and South East regions.


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