Thu., January 22, 2015 7:26am
Heather Henley of Do Savannah and Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune share their picks for a fun weekend in Coastal Georgia.
Wed., July 23, 2014 12:48pm
It’s show time in the projection booth of the Parkway Discount Theater in Warner Robins. Second run blockbusters, sometimes only weeks past their top grossing prime, snake around the room on 35 mm film. Superheroes and giant robots flicker and bounce on the screens below. Alicia Bowers manages this theater. With 10 years in the business, she’s worked with both digital and film. "When we first got rid of film it was kind of nostalgic to come back to it, but now it’s like ‘This is a lot of work’," Bowers said.
Fri., April 4, 2014 1:30pm
Savannah is no stranger to making movie magic. If there’s one place one place in Savannah that has the inside scoop on those decades of cinema history, it’s Leopold’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street, where ice cream and Hollywood collide. Behind the bustling counter, employees dish out flavors like chocolate and Japanese Cherry Blossom, but in the rest of the store, owner and movie producer Stratton Leopold dishes on all things big screen.
Thu., September 5, 2013 6:00am
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is using movie theaters to share its stance on underage drinking. Department officials say they're sponsoring public service announcements on underage drinking that are being played in AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas throughout the state, and at Screenvision Theatres in Columbus.
Thu., February 7, 2013 7:00am
Several investors in metro Atlanta have announced plans to build what would be the largest film studio complex in Georgia. The studio is set to open next year with five sound stages on 288 acres in Fayette County, just south of Atlanta.
Mon., September 24, 2012 8:28am
Officials expect filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy will provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta. Filming of "Catching Fire" is taking place over the next few months at a man-made water park known as "The Beach" at International Park in the Jonesboro area.
Thu., April 14, 2011 12:28pm
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.
Fri., December 10, 2010 11:29am
Georgia's film industry is booming and some industry experts say that is proof enough that film tax credits are working. A committee of state lawmakers is reviewing all of Georgia's tax code and is expected to recommend sweeping changes in the upcoming legislative session. On the chopping block could be dozens of tax breaks that cost the state money and don't produce jobs.