Entertainment NewsHollywood Producer Argues Atlanta Film Crews Have No Passion, No Experience

Hollywood Producer Argues Atlanta Film Crews Have No Passion, No Experience


Hollywood argues that film crews lack experience and passion.

According to a recent article from AJCBuzz, a producer speaking at a Los Angeles panel discussing industry asserted that Atlanta-based film crews lack experience and passion.

Ellen Schwartz of Black Label Media was quoted saying that 's growing film industry is mostly due to the tax incentives and not due to the quality of film crews.

“There's a lower quality among crews in incentive-heavy states such as Georgia because of their lack of experience. ‘That's my biggest problem with chasing incentives. In Atlanta, this is all new to them. They have no passion and they think they know it all.'”

Black Label Media filmed “The Good Lie,” a movie starring which filmed throughout metro Atlanta. “The Good Lie” centers on Reese Witherspoon as a brash American woman assigned to help the Lost Boys.

While filming, “The Good LieReese Witherspoon was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct, after her husband was pulled over for drinking under the influence. Watch the video below:

After Reese Witherspoon‘s arrest, was delayed for an entire week, EOnline reports.

Perhaps, Ellen Schwartz‘s feelings regarding Atlanta were biased because of Witherspoon's actions, or, the quality of the crew she hired was not what she expected. Regardless, during the panel discussion in Los Angeles, she did not further comment on experience in Atlanta. But, she did shed light on the Sarah Jones accident arguing that film crew members should always feel safe to raise safety issues without the fear of losing their .

What do you think of Ellen Schwartz comments? Do you think she's right about the quality of crew members in Georgia? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.
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(First reported by AJCBuzz, Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC)

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