Movies

This week in Georgia politics was all about the state's voting system. Rep. Barry Fleming (R-Harlem) filed a bill that proposed changing the voting machines from touchscreens to a new ballot-marking device. The bill also suggests changes to absentee ballots and voter registration.

GPB's Stephen Fowler stopped by "On Second Thought" to discuss the voting changes.

 


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Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how it all comes together?

On my GPB podcast, "The Credits," we'll find out.

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Some things in life are just so bad, they’re good. Imagine being marooned in a movie theater, forced to watch the worst movies of all time… for all time. That’s the premise behind the show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. It features a human and his two robot sidekicks, on a spaceship, riffing on the movies they love to hate. Two of the stars of the cult classic are coming to Atlanta to hate on bad movies in front of a live audience.

Fulldome Film Kicks Off Macon Film Festival

Jul 20, 2017
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The Macon Film Festival begins tonight, but the audience will have to look up, around, and behind them to see the first film. The planetarium of the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences is the screen for Savannah filmmaker Diana Reichenbach’s fulldome film, "Stardancer’s Waltz."

“Everybody can understand and connect through animation and that's honestly what brought me into animative filmmaking and then, eventually fulldome,” Reichenbach said.

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When Hollywood comes to your town, it can be exciting. It can also mean a lot of work.

 

The crew for the upcoming film "Best of Enemies" was in Macon recently. Filmmakers used the County Commission Chambers downtown as a stand in for City Hall in 1960s-era Durham, NC. For that to happen, there was a lot of 21st century stuff that had to move. That was Justin Crum’s job.

 

Universal Studios

From the next installments of the Avengers series to a new television series on the Unabomber, there are a lot of major productions currently filming in Georgia. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Jennifer Brett gave us an update about the latest film and TV projects in the state.

AMC

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has made countless appearances on the big and small screen from the 1995 thriller “Outbreak” to an explosive debut on the first season of the hit show “The Walking Dead.”  GPB's Sean Powers walks us through some of the CDC’s most memorable roles and how the agency has been portrayed by Hollywood.  

Netflix

What celebrity sightings might you be in store for this week? That all depends on what film projects are taking place around the state. We get an update on who’s currently on set from Jennifer Brett of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Buzz Blog.

Google Images

Some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters over the past few years have something in common: their characters were born on the pages of comic books and graphic novels.

Bobby Ore Motorsports

Georgia’s $2 billion film industry has put Atlanta on the map as the Hollywood of the South, or as some describe it, Y’allywood. There’s a greater demand there for actors, producers, technicians, and … stuntmen! GPB's Taylor Gantt and Sean Powers  recently visited the school for a crash course in stunt driving.

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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.

This month, Turner Classic Movies showcases the work of early African American filmmakers dating back to the 1920s. These “race films” were compiled by Atlanta filmmaker and producer Bret Wood, who talks with us about his work to preserve a golden age of cinema that’s long been forgotten.

BOBBY ORE MOTORSPORTS

The movie industry is Georgia continues to grow and develop. Our state needs more actors, writers, set designers ... and stunt men!

We take a trip up to Dawsonville to visit a stunt driving school that teaches interested participants the way of the action star. Producers Taylor Gantt and Sean Powers visited the new program and received the full experience with the help of professional stuntman Bobby Ore.  

For more info on the program visit: bobbyoresports.com

AMC

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has made countless appearances on the big and small screen from the 1995 thriller “Outbreak” to an explosive debut on the first season of the hit show “The Walking Dead.”  GPB's Sean Powers walks us through some of the CDC’s most memorable roles and how the agency has been portrayed by Hollywood.  

“Captain America: Civil War,” is a huge winner at the box office, boasting the fifth biggest box office release in history. The blockbuster hit included many scenes filmed in Georgia, which continues the trend of big budget movies choosing to film in the state. We ask Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Jennifer Brett about the success of Civil War and find out if more superheroes will soon be seen around the state.