Atlanta people and places

James Gunn will write, direct “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”

11:22 am Apr. 18, 2017

“Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” isn’t even out yet but fans can rejoice at some exciting news: there will be a threequel.

“I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” director James Gunn said in an expansive social media post. (The entire thing is below).

GG2 filmed at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County; presumably GG3 will shoot here as well.


Tyler Perry teams up with “The Walking Dead”

8:51 am Oct. 21, 2016

Tyler Perry and the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead” are business partners now.

Perry’s newly acquired Fort McPherson, a former army base just southwest of downtown Atlanta, is now home to 14 sound stages. His movie “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” in theaters today, filmed there as did the HBO adaptaion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Perry’s good friend Oprah Winfrey.

And now there’s a new sheriff in town: Rick

Chris Dodd salutes film and free speech at Emory event

12:37 pm Oct. 20, 2016

Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd has Georgia on his mind frequently these days. Now chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, he’s an energetic supporter of the state’s film-friendly policies.

“According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, 245 feature film and television productions have been shot in Georgia in fiscal year 2016, representing $2.2 billion in direct spending and an overall economic impact of $7 billion in

What’s filming in Atlanta this summer?

7:21 am Jul. 16, 2016

“Fast 8” director F. Gary Gray is beyond excited about the team he’s working with this summer in Atlanta.

“This is one of the most phenomenal casts ever assembled in film history,” he said in a