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Scene in Georgia (July)

July 7, 2013 8:40am (EDT)

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HOT TEMPERATURES, HUMID DAYS AND BUGS ALL OVER THE PLACE – IT IS OFFICIALLY SUMMERTIME IN GEORGIA! 

If you are looking for a little escape from the outdoors, then you should definitely hit the theaters for some summer box office hits and get ready to see some familiar sites. 

Have you had a chance to check out the newly released movie “The Internship”? The comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson showcases the struggle two men face when trying to keep up with the digital, tech savvy generation. The two land an internship at Google in an attempt to learn a new set of skills. You’ll have to go see the movie to learn what else happens!

While parts of the film were shot in California at Google’s headquarters, a portion of the comedy was also filmed right here in Georgia! The crew was spotted filming all over midtown and downtown Atlanta, and Georgia Tech’s campus was at the center of it all! The number 7 public university in the country was transformed into a movie set to depict the innovative Google headquarters. According to the college website, the director of the film, Shawn Levy, was very impressed by the campus and said Georgia Tech was one of the most unique and dynamic campuses he has ever seen.  “The architecture and space is as forward-thinking as its curriculum and student body,” says Levy. “We thought it was the perfect setting for our story.” 

The website also mentioned the numerous trailers and tents on campus, as well as the greenhouse area of the Student Center food court being used as the dining area for the crew. Go to class, grab a bite to eat, and watch 20th Century Fox create a nationwide film – not a bad way to spend the day! 

Other films with Georgia connecitons were released this spring as well. For example, “42,” starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, came out in April and shot on location in Macon and Atlanta. The Biltmore hotel in midtown Atlanta played the role of the 1940s-era Waldorf Astoria. According to “Access Atlanta,” Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron stopped by the “42” set to visit with Boseman. 

Not only are movies being filmed in Georgia, but superstars are making surprise theater visits as well. Moviegoers at Atlanta’s Regal Cinemas in Atlantic Station who came for a June screening of Brad Pitt’s new film “World War Z” received a special greeting from Pitt. While personally thanking everyone for coming to see the film, Pitt also passed out t-shirts! Needless to say, the crowd was screaming with excitement. While there, Pitt gave a shout out to the Atlanta Braves. Talk about a movie experience!

As always, be sure to like our Facebook page to learn about our programming along with a variety of statewide happenings! While you are there, make sure to  like the Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Facebook page to learn about the latest entertainment projects coming to Georgia and find information about casting calls and other opportunities that may interest you! 

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