Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Robert De Niro, and Anna Kendrick are among those headed to town for some winter filming.
Winter is upon us. It’s cold, the trees are barren, and the production signs are drying up. If you’ve noticed the lack yellow non-yard-sale-affiliated signs, don’t fret! It’s only the customary winter break in filming. We’ve still got a few sightings, a few new films starting up this January, and a preview of what you’ll see in town this spring.Read more
The expansion in business is accompanied by a shortage of qualified film and TV crews
It’s hard to miss Hollywood’s presence in Atlanta, whether it’s Fairlie-Poplar transformed into San Francisco’s Chinatown for Ant-Man or Reese Witherspoon handcuffed after scuffling with a traffic cop on Peachtree Road. The local film and television industry—which, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, generated $5.1 billion in economic impact for fiscal year 2014—is spawning a surge in lower-profile businesses: production complexes.Read more
On the film’s fine details, visits from Andrew Young and John Lewis, and the events in Ferguson
Selma director Ava DuVernay shot her new film about the civil rights movement’s 1965 bloody march to voting equality in just six weeks this summer in Atlanta and Alabama. Scheduled to open in limited release on Christmas Day, Selma stars David Oyelowo as MLK, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, and Stephan James as a young John Lewis. We talked with DuVernay in the fall, when she took a break from the editing room to discuss the film.Read more
The long-delayed film focuses on a pivotal period in 1965
This June, Ava DuVernay, director of Selma—the long-delayed movie about a pivotal period in the life of Martin Luther King Jr.—stood at the front of historic Wheat Street Baptist Church. She was preparing for a scene featuring Stephan James, the Canadian actor who plays civil rights legend John Lewis. “My back was turned to the door when suddenly Stephan’s eyes got big,” DuVernay said.Read more
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Our December update includes The Nice Guys, Ant-Man, and The 5th Wave
Why yes, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Paul Rudd have been in town.
We’re back with another batch of production codes, shooting locations, and insight into Yallywood’s biggest projects. For all of our ITP readers, you’ve been seeing a lot of MISTY signs in the last few weeks. That’s the production code for The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, and Russell Crowe.Read more
These productions and others have been spotted in town. Which signs have you seen?
It’s time once again for another filming update! You’ve seen the signs, you’ve wondered what’s blocking the streets, and you’ve sworn there used to be a few more trees in front of the old Georgia Archives building. This month: Ant-Man sign info, your next YA trilogy-turned-movie obsession, and more.Read more
Thunderous applause greeted the six-minute snippet screened at the BronzeLens Film Festival.
Even by eager-to-please Atlanta standards, a new standing ovation record may have been set at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema during October’s BronzeLens Film Festival. After seeing just six minutes of Selma, Paramount Pictures’ upcoming drama chronicling MLK and the 1965 Alabama voting rights campaign, the crowd rose and applauded wildly for director Ava DuVernay.Read more
MTV gathers decades worth of footage of Athens’ most famous rock export
Comprised of archive footage from the MTV Vaults, this film follows Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe from playing in an abandoned Athens church to the breakthrough of their 1983 record Murmur to their breakup in 2011, with plenty of performances in between.Read more
Pop culture historians will never be hungry again
Land, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, isn’t the only thing that lasts. This year, Colorado-based Taylor Trade Publishing celebrates the movie’s seventy-fifth anniversary with a trio of books about the phenomenon that ensures pop culture historians will never be hungry again.Read more