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UPDATE: Medient Confirms Shakeup, Announces More Modest Studioplex Plans

A new CEO and board chairman are taking over at Medient Studios in Savannah. The film production company confirms in a conference call with shareholders Thursday that founder Manu Kumaran is out as chairman and CEO. Industry veteran Charles Koppelman is stepping in as board chairman.

Medient Studios Schedules Meetings With Shareholders, Reporters

Officials with Medient Studios are still declining to comment on a statement by founder and board chairman Manu Kumaran, who tells GPB he’s been forced out of the company based near Savannah.

Medient CEO Manu Kumaran Says He's Out

BREAKING: Manu Kumaran, founder and CEO of Medient Studios near Savannah, says in a statement to GPB Savannah that he's been ousted from the company.

UPDATE: Allman Lawsuit Against Midnight Rider Dismissed, Parties To Reach Agreement Out Of Court

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.

WORKING: The Pendulum Swing - Labor Shortages Coming Soon?

Economists have long been talking about the day when the bulk of the baby boomer generation finally retires.

Retired General: Middle Georgia Must Work Together To Retain Robins Air Force Base

The former top general at Robins Air Force Base believes Middle Georgia has to confront negative stereotypes about the region. Retired Gen. Bob McMahon stepped down Sunday as head of the 21st Century Partnership, a nonprofit that works to protect the base from closure.

$9 Million Cocaine Stash Discovered At Savannah Port

Authorities are investigating the discovery of nearly 350 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Savannah. Officials say they found 133 packages containing white powder during a routine inspection on April 14. The powder tested positive for cocaine.

Environmentalists Object To Plant Vogtle Water Use Permit

Environmental groups say Southern Company wants to take too much water from the Savannah River for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. The power company is asking for a permit to withdraw up to 74 million gallons a day.

Georgia's Leading Role In Reality TV

It’s no secret that a lot of reality TV shows are filmed right here in Georgia. Thom Beers, the brains behind action-packed programs including Deadliest Catch and Monster Garage, got his start in Atlanta working for Ted Turner.

Goodwill Hosts Ten Job Fairs In Coastal Region

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will host 10 job fairs this week to connect residents with job opportunities and training services in the region. The first is Tuesday in Jesup, with others to follow throughout the region.

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