GFA COVID-19 Compliance Course

Date: July 26, 2020

The GFA COVID Compliance Course showcases best practices and procedures for film production during the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak, detailing preventative practices approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and developed for industry-specific needs. The course may be presented entirely online for all crew and key personnel.

Read on Georgia Film Academy’s site

Issa Rae, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw & Universal Team For Female Identity Genre Movie ‘Sinkhole’ After Studio Wins Story Rights In Seven-Figure Deal

Date: August 24, 2020

Universal Pictures, Insecure star and creator Issa Rae and Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) are teaming on Sinkhole, a thought-provoking genre movie that engages with questions of female perfection and identity.

Read on Deadline

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11 Delayed to 2021

Date: July 24, 2020

AMC has ordered six additional episodes for season 10, with those installments also airing next year.

Read on Hollywood Reporter

Tyler Perry’s ‘Sistas’ Wrapping Production On Season 2 In Atlanta – Update

Date: July 24, 2020

The first season of a TV series produced entirely during COVID is almost in the can. Filming is scheduled to conclude on July 25, on Season 2 of Tyler Perry’s BET series Sistas.

Read on Deadline

The underrated sci-fi drama that’s taking over Netflix

Date: July 10, 2020

Netflix is all-in on original science-fiction movies. Whether it’s time-travel stories like See You Yesterday, sci-fi horror like The Cloverfield Paradox, or stories featuring end-of-the-world scenarios like I Am Mother and Birdbox, Netflix knows that sci-fi fans are part of its streaming bread and butter.

Read on Looper

New documentary on Congressman John Lewis debuts Friday

Date: July 3, 2020

A new documentary from filmmaker Dawn Porter giving you an inside look at Civil Rights icon John Lewis debuts Friday across all video platforms.

Read on CBS

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in new trailer for ‘Respect’ biopic

Date: June 29, 2020

Jennifer Hudson is a perfect Aretha Franklin in the new trailer for the upcoming film, “Respect.”

Read on CNN

creATL Relief Fund Now Open

Date: June 23, 2020

Established by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the creATL Relief Fund facilitates private philanthropic grants to the independent creative industry workforce engaged in creative industries and entertainment.

Read on Invest Atlanta

Netflix CEO is donating $120 million to HBCUs, wants it to celebrate “great black achievement”

Date: June 17, 2020

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, announced they are giving $120 million to support scholarships at historically black colleges and universities.

Read on CBS News

Hollywood reopening plan for movie, TV production during COVID-19

Date: June 2, 2020

Hollywood gives a glimpse of what film and TV work could look like in the years ahead after the pandemic completely shut down production in March


Killer Mike explains how he ended up making that powerful speech Friday

Date: June 2, 2020

Atlanta rapper and activist Killer Mike had no plans to speak last Friday during Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ press conference attempting to quell violence during protests over George Floyd’s death

Read on AJC

Covid-19: Georgia Best Practices for Film and Television

Date: April 21, 2020

The Georgia governor’s office on Friday said that 75 film and TV productions are set to shoot there over the next 18 months, as the state looks to emphasize that it is open for business

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‘Contagion’ Helmer to Lead DGA’s COVID-19 Committee

Date: April 16, 2020

Contagion’ Helmer Steven Soderbergh to Lead Directors Guild’s COVID-19 Committee

Read in The Hollywood Reporter

Reopening Hollywood 101

Date: April 15, 2020

From Insurance To Testing, Crowd Scenes & Craft Services, Here Are The Pandemic Problems Studios Are Trying To Solve Before The Re-Start

Read on Deadline

Filming in the City

Date: February 22, 2020

We love to see our film community flourishing!

On February 22, our office hosted our initial “Filming in the City” community engagement event in partnership with the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI).

This platform brought together City of Atlanta stakeholders, Marta, GDOT, film location managers and productions to discuss best practices for filming in the city.

The event included breakfast, a meet-and-greet, a panel discussion, and a breakout session that featured all city departments.

Check out the recap!