Atlanta people and places

Why Marvel stars held a fashion shoot on the Atlanta “Avengers” set

8:13 am Dec. 12, 2017

Marvel’s latest “Avengers” movie has been filming in Atlanta. It’s headquartered at Pinewood Studios in Fayette County and has done some location work as well. Shooting a massive blockbuster is a huge, time-consuming job but stars Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth made space for a little side hustle.

The stars are modeling limited-edition T-shirts that benefit The Solutions Project. It funds projects leading

Georgia tops California in feature film production, study finds

12:54 pm May. 24, 2017

Georgia tops the list of filming locations with California coming in fourth, behind the United Kingdom and Canada, a new industry study finds.

“Several years ago…Louisiana made national news when it hosted more of the major feature films released in 2013 than any other location worldwide. Fast forward to 2016, and it is another Southern U.S. state that finds itself in the top spot,” a lengthy study by FilmLA

Pucker up! A movie filming in Atlanta needs kissing couples

8:39 am May. 23, 2017

Teen romance-comedy “The Pact,” directed by Kay Cannon of “Pitch Perfect” renown, is filming in Atlanta and needs some extras ready to smooch.

The movie, starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and local Clark Gable look-alike Chad Sanborn, is about dads determined to shepherd their daughters through Prom Night with their virtues intact.

The folks casting extras need real couples in the mood to make out. They’re looking for people age 18 to

“Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” is long on bathroom jokes and mayhem

6:41 am May. 18, 2017

In between the first two Atlanta-filmed box-office blockbusters of the year (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “The Fate of the Furious”) and our first big Georgia-produced popcorn flick of the summer (“Baywatch,” due out May 25) comes “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” coming out Friday.

It’s the fourth movie to be adapted from author Jeff Kinney’s best-selling series, but the first to film here.

“This one was really different,

Robert Downey Jr. invites you to visit the “Avengers” set in Atlanta

7:31 am May. 10, 2017

Robert Downey Jr. is back in Atlanta for the filming of Marvel’s next two “Avengers” movies and would love for you to run down and visit.

“I’m set ready,” he says in a clip posted on his Instagram page. “Are you?”

MORE: That time RDJ showed up at the Buckhead Diner rocking his fanny pack

“Captain America” stars cheer on the Atlanta Hawks

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans spotted

“Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” spent more than $100M in Georgia

5:12 am May. 5, 2017

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2,” which filmed mostly at the Pinewood Studios Atlanta facility in Fayette County, is out today.

Chris Pratt is back in his title role as Peter Quill /Star-Lord and joining the rest of the gang this go-round is Kurt Russell, introduced as Peter’s dear ole dad.

Given its CGI-heavy nature you probably won’t recognize metro Atlanta (except for some street scenes shot in Cartersville) but who

Meet Oprah’s adorable young “Henrietta Lacks” co-star

8:12 am Apr. 20, 2017

Jaylon Gordon plays Oprah Winfrey’s grandson in the HBO adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The television movie filmed largely in metro Atlanta and debuts at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“It was an amazing opportunity,” he said. “She’s nice, she’s humble. She just has a heart of gold.”

Jaylon’s brother Johnnie, also an actor, has been seen in projects including “A Christmas Blessing.”

We got a moment with these two talented guys the