Film Industry News

Filming brings major economic impact to Rockdale

By John Ruch Rockdale News jruch@rockdalenews.com With metro Atlanta now known as "Hollywood South" for a bevy of major movie and TV show productions, Rockdale is among the places reaping the financial rewards-and gaining a bit of glamor along the way. In the past...

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‘Sunday Horse’ co-producer visits RCA

Jessica Smith news@rockdalenews.com Rockdale News On a random Friday in May, Rockdale Career Academy students scored a lucky break when a Hollywood producer stopped in to give some insider insight. In town to scout locations for his upcoming film, "The Sunday Horse,"...

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AMC show, ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ filming in Conyers

AMC show, ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ filming in Conyers

By Aimee Jones Rockdale Citizen aimee.jones@rockdalecitizen.com CONYERS — There’s going to be a carjacking on Main Street Friday, and it will be caught on film. The scene won’t involve criminals or victims, though. Rather, it will be carried out by actors for the AMC...

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TV, film production brings economic boon to area

TV, film production brings economic boon to area

By Jay Jones Rockdale Citizen CONYERS — As Jessica Lowery explains it, to be a good vampire stalker in Olde Town Conyers, you’ll need comfortable walking shoes and a fully-charged camera rather than wooden stakes and garlic. The filming of the television series “The...

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Bessie Premiers on HBO Tonight

Bessie Premiers on HBO Tonight

The HBO biopic Bessie starring Queen Latifah premiers tonight on HBO. The movie shot scenes in Olde Town Conyers for the movie. http://www.hbo.com/movies/bessie#/

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Chipmunks & Vampires Bring Money to Conyers & Rockdale

Chipmunks & Vampires Bring Money to Conyers & Rockdale

By Sandra Brands Rockdale News It's a quandary. On one hand, the revenues brought in by production companies pumps money into the local economy - more than $23 million over the last five years - and helps the tax base. On the other hand, some of the merchants in film...

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Sarah Jones Opportunity Annual Internship Announced

“The Vampire Diaries” production team, Warner Bros Television, the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 479 and the Atlanta-based production house SIM Digital have created the Sarah Jones Opportunity, an annual internship and job training program dedicated to...

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“Constantine” is looking for club patrons

"Constantine" is looking for club patrons that are in good enough shape to run as if your life depended on it! Filming will be next Thursday (10/23). Some extras will be featured. This usually means a pay bump! CONSTANTINE on NBC SEEKING ASIAN MALES For THURSDAY,...

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“Bessie” Filming in Olde Town Conyers

1920's Chattanooga, Tennessee comes to life on Center Street and Commercial Street for the new HBO film "Bessie". Filming has taken place in a few other places around Rockdale County including The Georgia International Horse Park. The film follows the life of the...

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