On any given day, there's probably a film or TV crew working somewhere in Georgia. We've even caught a few crews in our building at GPB, but what are they working on? For our series "On Set in Georgia," we check in with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Jennifer Brett about the latest film and television projects in the state.
1) Pinewood Studios
According to Deadline, Pinewood Studios, one of the world’s leading production facilities companies, is nearing a $425 million deal to be taken over by U.S. property investment fund Venus Grafton. Pinewood owns studios and facilities across the world, including one in metro Atlanta.
2) Spider-Man: Homecoming
If there's one thing to say about Georgia's film industry, it's that it's opened up a whole new universe...courtesy of Marvel. We've seen several Marvel films make their way here, including the latest Spider-Man movie. We last saw Spider-Man played by Tom Holland in "Captain America: Civil War."
The web slinger returns in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which is filming now in Atlanta.
Actor Jason Bateman is working on a new Netflix project called "Ozark." It's filming now at Lake Allatoona.
4) Office Christmas Party
Jason Bateman is also starring in a film called "Office Christmas Party," which was also filmed in Georgia. A trailer was just released. Co-stars include Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon
5) Life of the Party
Actress Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone have teamed up for a movie called "Life of the Party." It's reported to be similar to Rodney Dangerfield’s “Back to School,” but other than that the plot details are under wraps. McCarthy and Falcone have worked together on other films, including the movie "The Boss," also filmed in Atlanta.
The popular "Divergent" film series shot in Atlanta is coming to a close by moving from the big screen to the small screen. The "Divergent" series will end as a TV series, also to be shot in Georgia. Production was supposed to start, but hasn't yet.
7) The Vampire Diaries
After eight seasons, we bid farewell to the TV series "The Vampire Diaries." It was shot in Covington, Georgia. However, the show's spinoff "The Originals" still lives on.