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How to decode Atlanta movie production signs

Or, what do "Ramsey," "T9," and "Mineral" really stand for?

As you may have guessed, studios don’t exactly want gawkers around a shoot. But every frame of your favorite film or show requires hundreds of people. How do you direct your cast and crew to a locale while simultaneously keeping others away? The answer is simple: code words. Read more...

Q&A: Djimon Hounsou at the Atlanta screening of Guardians of the Galaxy

The Oscar nominee also discusses the ATL skyline and making Fast and Furious 7 here.

Arriving at Tuesday’s advance screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest superhero summer popcorn movie from Marvel Studios, two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou didn’t duck out for dinner with studio reps once the lights went down. Instead, Hounsou donned his 3D glasses, and settled into a seat with a large bottle of water and a bag of popcorn to watch the two-hour intergalactic comic book come to life. Hounsou is part of an ensemble cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel lend their voices to the flick, portraying mutant, mouthy raccoon Rocket, and Groot, a walking, talking tree with a severely limited vocabulary. Read more...

Video of the Day: Katniss returns in new trailer for filmed-in-Atlanta 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

The first official teaser trailer for the November 21 film has arrived

After fans were treated to only creepy Capitol propaganda videos for the last month, the first official movie trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has finally arrived. Read more...

Video of the Day: The Walking Dead Season 5 trailer

Is Rick going to lose his roots?

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse. In four seasons of The Walking Dead, Sheriff Rick lost his society, his best friend, his wife, his infant daughter (for a while), his razor, and then his freedom in an apparently cannibalistic Terminus. Now it appears he’s about to loose his roots. Read more...

What's been filming in Atlanta this summer?

An update on which movie and TV crews are disrupting your commute.

By now, it's well established that Atlanta is the “Hollywood of the South” (or “Y’allywood,” if you will). While it used to be exciting to see a film crew, we’re all getting a little jaded, and when we spot those yellow signs tacked to phone poles and hanging off buildings directing crews and stars to a location, we start to lament that it means street closings and extra traffic. But do you know what production is to blame for making you late to work? Here’s a roundup of what’s shooting around town this summer. Adjust your commute accordingly. Read more...