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As Hollywood continues to choose Atlanta as a prime filming destination—Georgia productions generated more than $9.5 billion in impact last year—actors, crews, and other talent are infiltrating Atlanta neighborhoods and sometimes even setting down roots. From Buckhead to Midtown to Pinewood Forest, here’s where they hang their hats.
If you need to make it rain in a music video or want hundreds of $100s for that drug-deal scene, Rich “RJ” Rappaport is the man to see. He owns RJR Props and is Atlanta’s premiere proprietor of fake money for movies.
From where we sit, I can pick out Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, and, in a floor-level opera box, butt-kicker extraordinaire Jackie Chan. Oddly, the two seats next to me remain empty throughout the night. Could someone really not find a babysitter willing to work during the Oscars?
When Tom Ford's logoed barricade went up yesterday at the main entrance of Buckhead Atlanta, his hush-hush imminent arrival seemed to be announced.
She may be but a wee thing, but she has big ambitions. Simmons grew up in Atlanta but moved to L.A. with her mom last summer to pursue her acting career—and it sounds like it was her idea (see “quadruple threat” aspirations below).
Atlanta’s fondness for bulldozing and rebuilding has left us with nondescript architecture and a generally bland cityscape. But Hollywood eyes our blahness and sees dreams and dollar signs, with our state’s tax credits making an ATL location a no-brainer substitute for cinematic scenery from the Bay Area to Brazil.