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Millie Bobby Brown at the Netflix’s season 2 premiere of ‘Stranger Things’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on October 26, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Georgia is quickly taking over the TV and film industry. Here are the movies and TV shows filming in Georgia this August.

Georgia’s film industry is on fire. Here’s what’s filming and what’s going on in and around Atlanta.

Georgia’s film industry may be going through a slow season, but producers are still hiring and casting directors are continuously looking for the right talent to work on TV shows and movies filming across the state.

Stranger Things is one of the biggest TV shows filming in Atlanta, Georgia. This thrilling Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl

Georgia Industry News:

Understanding Georgia Film Tax Credit:

A state tax credit was signed into law in 2008 giving productions up to a 30 percent tax break by filming in Georgia. This incentive was enough to convince Hollywood producers to film in Georgia.

Big productions such as The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead and Divergent helped boost Georgia’s film industry. In fact, small cities are now being used as filming locations. Producers are searching and finding small towns across Georgia to film their TV shows. The small town of Senoia, Georgia has transformed since The Walking Dead set up location in the small town.

So what’s next?  In November, Pinewood studios announced they will be doubling the size of their studios, expanding the Georgia Film Industry, making it one of the biggest studios in the United States

Check out the full list of TV shows and movies filming in Georgia below.

Here is a list of TV Shows and Movies filming in Georgia.

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Super Intelligence

Melissa McCarthy will play a former corporate executive whose life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence — an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.

Raising Dion

Netflix revealed last year that the platform has ordered a 10-episode season of the one-hour sci-fi, family drama, Raising Dion, based on a short film about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities.

“The series follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark (Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities. The ten-episode series will premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.” (via Netflix)

Legacies

Legacies is an upcoming American television drama series to debut on October 25, 2018 on The CW. It is a spin-off of The Originals. It was also announced that The Vampire Diaries veteran Matt Davis would star in the project along with Aria Shahghasemi, Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant.

The Gifted

The series stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as ordinary parents who take their family on the run after they discover their children’s mutant abilities. Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White also star in the show. The series received a put pilot commitment at Fox after a previous attempted X-Men series did not move forward at the network in 2016; The Gifted was ordered to series in May 2017.

Queen America

According to VarietyQueen America will star Catherine Zeta-Jones. The half-hour series  is described as “a dark comedy set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It revolves around Vicki Ellis (Zeta-Jones), the most renowned and ruthless pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone, who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki’s entire reputation might be at stake.”

Life-Size 2

According to reports, Life-Size 2 stars Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa. The original movie starred Banks as Eve, a fashion doll inadvertently brought to life by a young girl who was trying to resurrect the spirit of her deceased mother. In the sequel, Eve is “magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again. Along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in a fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie.”

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. THe show centers around the years that follow a zombie apocalypse. The show stars police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors as they search for a safe and secure home. However the pressure to stay alive shows the depravity of human cruelty.

Stranger Things

In the Netflix series Stranger Things, a family and town are rocked after a 12-year-old boy, Will (Schnapp), goes missing. His mother, Joyce (Ryder), siblings (Dyer and Heaton), and friends continue to seek answers, along with the town’s chief of police (Harbour). Will’s best friend, Mike (Wolfhard), is particularly determined to save his friend, and along the way, he encounters a girl with special abilities (Brown) and gets help from Dustin (Matarazzo) and Lucas (McLaughlin). Supernatural forces come into play as a mystery involving top-secret experiments unravels.

MacGyver

A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20- something Angus “Mac” MacGyver who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.

Dynasty

Dynasty begins with heiress Fallon Carrington unhappy to find her billionaire father Blake engaged to Cristal, a rival employee at the family company. When Fallon’s machinations to separate the couple backfire and cost her a promotion, she allies with Blake’s nemesis and former employee, Jeff Colby, and strikes out on her own. Meanwhile, the arrival of Cristal’s opportunistic nephew Sam—who becomes romantically involved with Fallon’s wayward brother Steven—threatens to expose her shady past.

The Resident

According to DeadlineThe Resident centers around Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) a young doctor who begins his first day working with senior resident Conrad Hawkins who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

Little

Little centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self (Marsai Martin) when the pressures of adulthood become too much. Tina Gordon (Drumline) is directing the feature from the latest draft written by Camilla Blackett (Fresh Off the BoatNew Girl) who is working on a rewrite from the first draft of the screenplay initially written by Tracy Oliver.

Never Too Late

Details for the movie have not been released.

Poms

Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver are set to star in Poms, a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.

Star

Star tracks down her sister, SIMONE (newcomer Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, ALEXANDRA (newcomer Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta to become music superstars.  Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) plays CARLOTTA, a surrogate mother to the young crew.

Jungle Cruise

According to reports, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is filming under the working title Elixer. The Rock will star and produce the adventure production. The actor closed the deal on the Disney movie last April, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Disney live-action adaptation of the popular theme park ride will be released in spring 2018.

Jungle Cruise is one of Disneyland’s original rides and takes park-goers on a journey through Africa’s Nile and Congo rivers as well as South America’s Amazon. This news comes after Dwayne Johnson filmed nearly all of his big-budget movies in Atlanta including JumanjiRampageFast 8and Baywatch.

After

Step Up: High Water

Following dancers in a contemporary performing arts school.

Goodbye Stranger

Upcoming Disney feature film.

Black Lightning

Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McCain) hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.

Robbie

Comedy Central is developing Robbie, a series starring Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty) and executive produced by Gary Sanchez Productions.

Emperor

The film is inspired by the true story of Shields Green, a slave who makes a daring escape to freedom, meets Frederick Douglass, and decides to fight alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. The film will be directed by Mark Amin and produced by Cami Winikoff and Reginald Hudlin. The movie will star Dayo Okeniyi (Hunger Games).

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is based on the 2013 horror novel by Stephen King and is the sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. King stated that it is a “return to balls-to-the-wall, keep-the-lights-on horror”. The book became a number one New York Times bestseller for print and ebook fiction, hardcover fiction, and ebook fiction. The novel also won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

The Righteous Gemstones

HBO has recruited Danny McBride and John Goodman for their HBO comedy pilot The Righteous Gemstones. According to Variety, the pair are set to lead the half-hour series, which will follow a family of televangelists.

The Gemstone family is described as having “a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Goodman is set to play family patriarch Eli Gemstone, a world-famous preacher who leads his flock with an iron fist. Eli is famous for his award-winning weekly television program, and although some people think that his light is fading, he doesn’t take questions from anyone. McBride, meanwhile, will play his son Jesse Gemstone, who wants to expand and modernize their company, seeing himself as a “maverick in the ministry game.”

Divorce Court

The courtroom show takes a look at real-life divorcing couples. The soon-to-be exes tell their stories to the judge, who gives the ruling and settles all the usual — and unusual — divorce issues by the end of the episode.

Tyson’s Run

The movie centers on a 15-year-old boy, living with autism, who tries to heal the rift between his parents and the emotional distance from his father by pursuing an athletic dream.

Every Movie and TV show that has wrapped production in Georgia

Left Behind: The Kids Movie (wrapped)

“Left Behind” started as a series of novels written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins until the series became a movie franchise, creating four movies, graphic novels and a video game. The upcoming production, “Left Behind: The Kids” is based on 40 short books aimed at young adults.

Hindsight (Wrapped)

Centers on Becca who, as she nears 40, is about to embark on her second wedding to Andy Kelly, but her joy is tempered by the absence of her old best friend Lolly who’s a no-show, having dropped out of their relationship years ago.

Marvel’s Ant-Man (Wrapped)

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Road Chip

Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Enterprises announced a fourth installment, titled Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, scheduled to be released on December 11, 2015.

Bolden! (Wrapped)

A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

Constantine (Wrapped)

A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Red Band Society (Wrapped)

A look at the lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital.

The Nice Guys (Wrapped)

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

Vacation (Wrapped)

Young father Rusty Griswold gears up to take his family on a vacation.

Powers (Wrapped)

Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective is tasked with investigating crimes involving superhuman powers.

 

The 5th Wave

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

Resurrection

The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.

MTV’s ‘Finding Carter’ Season 2

“Finding Carter” centers on a teenage girl who was abducted at age three and finds herself reunited with her long-lost blood relatives.‘Skins’ actor Kathryn Prescott stars as Carter. Alexis Denisof, Milena Govich, Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron and Zac Pullam co-star in the new MTV series “Finding Carter”.

Rectify Season 3

‘Rectify’ centers on the story of a man released from prison after spending twenty years on death row. The series is created and written by Ray McKinnon from ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and is executive produced by the Emmy Award® winning producers behind Breaking Bad and the upcoming Halt and Catch Fire.

The Red Road Season 2

Revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff’s wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.

The Game Season 8

A spin-off of “Girlfriends” featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

Get Swank’d

Swank, a cutting- edge fashion boutique, owned by Emily Dees Boulden, first began in 2006 in Birmingham, Alabama’s prestigious area of Mountain Brook. National attention allowed Emily to open an additional location for Swank in Atlanta, Georgia at “The Shops Around Lenox” in the heart of Buckhead.

The Phenom

Features Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, and Paul Sparks. The Phenom is written and directed by Noah Buschel.

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  1. Update:
    cancelled: “Red Band Society”

    cancelled: “Constantine”

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  2. I thought the renewal of “Constantine” was still being considered. And it may move to the SyFy channel.

  3. GEORGIA TV & Film taking over the film industry??? Haha!!!!
    Georgia produces nothing. It’s all Hollywood $ that produces TV & Films that are shot in Ga, Georgia is mearly a factory for Hollywood to film there. But then again there are still those who believe in the tooth fairy. If it wasn’t for Georgia film & Tv Tax incentives
    Hollywood would not even look at that horrible state. But having said that Georgia did produce the number 1 state in the nation for corruption Fact.
    Also the Sag/Aftra indie outreach program, one of its members was a escort and nude model, she is currently an actress. Her Linkedln is only visited by porn stars
    She is in the current film Magicmike XXL. But also is an acting coach !!!
    What a role model. But having said that I’d say Ga, has about 5 years before the tax payers figure out that the tax increase to pay for all of this will amount to nothing for them and only to make those involved “lots of money” a direct quote from Ric Reitz
    Also Georgia has already taken over child prostutution sex..Yes Georgia is Number 1

  4. Cry moar. We’ll send you some water because we wouldn’t want you to get dehydrated. Boys, get Hollywood some water. You know what? Go ahead and send a gallon. Heck, I’m feeling generous.

  5. Believe me, those of us who actually live in Georgia don’t want any part of your neo-socialist left-coast hippiefest. The happiest day of my life will be when that fault opens up and all of you Prius-driving vegans slide off into the Pacific.

  6. I would disagree w/ you. True, a lot of the decision-making is done in LA, but ATL is also the home for content creators like Tyler Perry Studios, Rainforest Films; home for the Turner Empire and the base of several of the more popular reality TV shows; also the base for such powerhouses like Will Packer & Rob Hardy. I think ATL has more of a stake than, say, NC had. Screen Gems in Wilmington was primarily a space for outside outfits to rent their sound stages, but that is not the case for many of the outfits there in Atlanta. But correct me if I am missing something…

  7. Countless Number of these Projects aren’t even in Production. Most either already wrapped or are very intimate sets.

    As someone who has spent 5 Years in this industry you’ve got to understand this does not guarantee actors work or money. More times than not Production Assistants are paid WAY beyond what the Actors themselves make unless they are Mainstream Artists. Atlanta is not Hollywood in that regard towards its workers.

  8. Vancouver and Toronto take more business away from Los Angeles than Georgia or any other state. The U.S. cannot match the tax incentives given by the Canadian government.

  9. I WOULD LIKE TO INVOKE THE “Mr.T…I pity the fool” rule here..
    Also …there’s work everywhere..for those that can grind.
    Atlanta is just this….Terminus City.Things move in..Things head out.
    Maybe you can catch the red eye…
    I ve learned from LA road dogs..and gave them their due respect.5 years in…respect has been returned. I run a crew.
    You sound like a little girl with skinned knèes.
    Most drivers have kleenex in the van if you feel like a good cry.
    My apologies for being a bit long winded….I’m just tired of the nonsense, We go where the work is.. and then kick rocks and run it again.

  10. “Trickle-down effect?” C’mon, even George H. W. Bush wouldn’t sign off on that one.

  11. Once again Project Casting shows an absence of editors.

    Which is correct:
    “40 TV Shows and Movies Filming in Georgia in August”
    or
    “Here are the 29 movies and TV shows filming in Georgia this July”

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