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Matt Walljasper

Matt Walljasper is a local multimedia producer and film junkie. Originally from Dallas, he gave up his oil and cattle in order to follow the growing film industries in New Mexico, Chicago, and now Atlanta. Armed with a degree in film production from Loyola University Chicago and a love for all things entertainment, Matt’s no stranger to the wide world of production and pop culture.

Update: What’s filming in Atlanta now?

Productions in Atlanta currently include the "Red Band Society" teen dramedy and an update of the "Vacation" series starring Ed Helms.

Behind enemy lines: Being a Saints fan in Atlanta

Atlanta, I have come to confess my crimes to you: I prefer Pepsi to Coke, I fly American over Delta, and most importantly, I am a fan of the New Orleans Saints. So, of course, I found myself at the Saints-Falcons game yesterday amidst the Georgia Dome’s crimson sea, a traitor to my current home.

Our Favorite Costumes from Dragon Con 2014

Now that Dragon Con is behind us for another year, here’s a look at some of the amazing costumes we found throughout the convention.

Dragon Con after dark: Dance parties, steamy panels, and more

If you thought all Dragon Con attendees did was sit in panels, cosplay, and debate who was a better captain of the Enterprise, you might be surprised to find out that the convention boasts a pretty active nightlife scene, albeit a little different from what you might find in Buckhead.

Dragon Con 2014 by the numbers

As Atlanta newcomers and self-proclaimed geeks, we decided to tackle the entire Dragon Con weekend to see just what these 60,000 mostly costumed fans were flocking to. While roaming the halls, we picked up some interesting stats.

Terry Gilliam talks filmmaking at Dragon Con 2014

During last year’s holiday season, director Terry Gilliam binge-watched four seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix in three days. He finished the fifth season over Christmas while his family sat downstairs.

How to decode Atlanta movie production signs

Update 8/12: The mystery of 1159 has finally been solved. The code refers to NBC's upcoming drama Constantine, which is based on DC Comics'...

What’s been filming in Atlanta this summer?

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.

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