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Black and Reporting: The Struggle Behind the Lens

A documentary explores the black pioneers of Atlanta’s broadcast past

On a summer morning in 1967, Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks walked into the WSB-TV studios for his first day of work. That wouldn’t have been noteworthy, except that Jelks, an American descendant of enslaved Africans, would be the first black on-air reporter at what was then (and now) one of the largest television stations in the Southeast.
What will a boycott of Georgia's film industry do? Who is boycotting Georgia film industry?

Hollywood’s (threatened) boycott of Georgia, explained

What film studios will boycott Georgia over the abortion law? And what will those boycotts accomplish? We break down what has happened in Georgia's film industry so far since Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, the "heartbeat bill," into law.
HB 481 Georgia abortion ban Hollywood boycott would hurt women

Hey, Hollywood: Boycotting our state will hurt Georgia women, not help them

There's a better way to support women's rights and fight HB 481, Georgia's abortion ban.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Conjuring 3, Holidate, Ozark, The Outsider, plus the latest on abortion bill tensions

The Conjuring 3 has started filming in metro Atlanta, as is Will Packer's new series Bigger and Netflix holiday movie Holidate. Plus—a quick overview of what's going on now that Governor Kemp has signed HB 481 and how film studios are reacting.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Irresistible, HBO’s Watchmen, The Outsider, Stargirl, Fear Street, and more

Irresistible, a new movie directed by Jon Stewart, began filming in Atlanta this month. HBO’s Watchmen continued shooting, as did The Outsider, DC series Stargirl, and more.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys 3, Zombieland 2, Jumanji 3, Stargirl, plus pilot season

DC series Stargirl is new in town, along with horror TV series Creepshow, produced by The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero. Plus: Zombieland 2, Bad Boys 3, tons of new pilots, and news updates on the controversy over H.B. 481.
Sweet Auburn Blues documentary

Sweet Auburn Blues filmmaker: “I want to see this neighborhood come back to its former glory”

In their documentary, Atlanta filmmakers Shonda Harper and Alahna Lark trace the history of Auburn Avenue as a nexus of black culture and commerce, a springboard of the civil rights movement, and a community irreparably cleaved in two by the construction of the Downtown Connector.
The Home Team Camille Pendley

With “The Home Team,” a journalist-turned-filmmaker explores Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s impact on Vine City and English Avenue

At some point every journalist comes across a story that deserves more space and attention than the assignment permits. For Camille Pendley, that story was the plight of the residents of Vine City and English Avenue, two of the city’s poorest neighborhoods—which sit across the street from the country’s newest and grandest cathedral to sports, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys for Life, Noelle, Amazing Stories, plus Atlanta’s award nods

"Bad Boys for Life" with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Disney Christmas flick "Noelle" with Anna Kendrick, and the "Amazing Stories" reboot are all currently filming in Atlanta.
Atlanta 500 Arts Sports opener

Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.

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