Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman and the producers of biopic “Midnight Rider” Tuesday asked a Chatham County judge to dismiss Allman’s lawsuit to block the film. They say they are on a “path to resolution” outside court. The lawyers on both sides of the case reportedly stayed late at the courthouse last night hammering out an agreement. The negotiations came after an initial hearing Monday that focused on a fatal train accident on the set of the film about Allman’s life.
Some Georgia businesses say new tax breaks could turn their field into the next film industry. But experts say the incentives that brought Hollywood productions to Georgia may not make sense in other industries.
A film company is planning to build a sprawling studio complex in Newton County, southeast of Atlanta. Executives with Georgia-based Triple Horse say the company will build five new filming stages in Covington.
The Savannah Film Office said Thursday it worked with a record number of film projects in 2012 that brought more than $12 million in direct spending to the city. The projects ranged from TV ads to feature films.
Savannah economic development officials are considering a public-private partnership to build a new film studio. The soundstage would compliment existing studios and be large enough to attract the type of digitial media projects that often bypass Savannah. City officials say, the film, TV digital media industry last year had a nearly $10 million economic impact in Savannah.
A Savannah-shot film gets its national debut this weekend. Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" tells the story of the lone woman charged in President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Savannah stands in for Civil War era Washington D.C. and gets a lot of screen time. So do extras like Philip Aultman, who appears about a dozen times.