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How much did “Avengers: Infinity War” spend in Georgia?

2:38 pm Apr. 25, 2018

Marvel’s latest blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War” packed an superhero-sized economic punch, state officials say.

The movie, out Friday, and its successor due out in 2019 filmed in Georgia from January 2017 to just recently and generated more than $182 million in local economic activity, the Georgia Department of Economic Development said.

Here’s a look at how those numbers add up:

The production employed more than 3,000 Georgia residents, who earned more than $65 million
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Whistleblower sparks investigation into Georgia film tax credits

12:50 pm Apr. 25, 2018

(My contact info: jbrett@ajc.com)

A published report citing a mountain of documents and inside sources alleges that Warner Bros. improperly claimed Georgia tax credits on equipment, worth more than $600,000, associated with the movie “Sully.” The studio giant says all necessary documentation was submitted and approved by the state two years ago, that they’ve had no subsequent inquiries and look forward to future work in Georgia.

The 2016 film, directed by Clint

Kanye West announces he will be president some day

12:05 pm Apr. 25, 2018

Kanye West plans to run the country one day. Among his immediate agenda items: rechristening the presidential aircraft.

He’ll need to hire some administrative help:

He previously hinted at his political aspirations with a tweet that said simply, “2024,” which is presumably when he plans to move into the Oval Office.

He later cleared things up by putting TMZ Harvey Levin on notice, presumably in response to recent coverage.

“(You’re) hearing from

Where “Avengers: Infinity War” filmed in Atlanta

6:04 am Apr. 25, 2018

We saw an early screening of “Avengers: Infinity War” yesterday and that’s all we’re saying. No spoilers here!

But we can reveal the area locations where filming for the Marvel blockbuster took place, and tell you

Here’s an early peek at Atlanta-filmed “Super Fly”

1:14 pm Apr. 24, 2018

The “Super Fly” reboot is due out June 15 but we’ve got a sneak peek at the trailer, and some behind-the-scenes commentary for you.

“The cast and I were focused on paying homage to the original film, while bringing something new and fresh,” Director X (also known as Julien Christian Lutz) said. “I’m excited for everyone to see this movie the cast and crew worked so hard on.”

The 1972 original, set

She asked The Rock to the prom. His response amazed her.

7:33 am Apr. 23, 2018

An awesome high school senior invited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to her senior prom by posting a video of herself in an outfit paying homage to The Rock’s famously dorky 80s look and showcasing her superb collection of Rock gear.

“Will you ‘Rock’ it at prom with me?” Katie Kelzenberg asked. Check it out:

Alas, The Rock’s filming schedule prevents him from attending the prom in Stillwater, Minn., but he did Katie