Category Archives: Entertainment & Recreation

Rabun County: Low Cost, Laid Back. Major Display agrees.

RABUN GAP, Ga. — Tammy Whittaker taps on her iPad mini and opens an app that syncs to an LED scoreboard in a former Fruit of the Loom plant. She changes the score from her iPad and the numbers light up on the board, which her company, Major Display, pla ...

IBM will base two new sports units in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — IBM has launched two new ventures with the goal of helping sports enterprises to integrate their marketing efforts. The IBM Sports, Entertainment and Fan Experience and the Sport and Entertainment Global Consortium are both based in Atlanta. ...

Atlanta launches film industry training.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) has launched Atlanta Entertainment Training Program, providing apprentice type training for below-the-line workers in the film industry. In the film industry, “below the line” typically refe ...

Georgia film industry generates $6 billion impact.

ATLANTA — The film industry had a big economic impact in the Peach State in fiscal 2015. Movies and television productions filmed in Georgia generated more than $6 billion in economic impact in the state during the year, according to a recent news relea ...

Casting directors seek Georgia talent for film projects.

ATLANTA – A long list of film companies are putting Georgia talent to work in the coming months, including a number that are currently casting extras. Casting directors are seeking men and women to play members of Congress, reporters, students, professo ...

“Furious 7” adds $47M to Georgia’s economy.

GEORGIA — Universal Pictures’ “Furious 7,” which filmed in Georgia, contributed more than $47 million to the state’s economy, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. The film also employed 7,500 Georgians, includi ...

Hi-Rez Studios plots expansion into e-sports.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Hi-Rez Studios, the Georgia-based developer of online games, will expand, creating 50 jobs at its headquarters in Alpharetta. “We continue to find exceptional engineering and creative talent in metro Atlanta,” said Hi-Rez Studios C ...