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On Location: Behind-the-Scenes With Hollywood in Atlanta
Chances are, your favorite blockbuster movie was filmed in Atlanta this year. With enticing tax incentives, movie makers are cashing in on Georgia’s 20 percent tax credit and its extra 10 percent credit for Georgia logo placement on the film’s title or credits.
But Y’allywood (the Hollywood of the South, as many are calling Atlanta) isn’t just enticing financially – the area also readily provides top-quality crew and equipment, a range of talent and casting companies, and accessibility to the world’s largest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. It’s no wonder that in the 2015 fiscal year alone, Georgia’s film and television industry ranked in six billion dollars, according to GDEcD. Find out which 2016-2017 blockbuster films staked their claim on Atlanta territory.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: The Boss
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Synopsis: Academy Award-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy stars as a rich industry mogul sent to federal prison for insider trading. After getting released, she sets her sites on rebuilding her wealth by way of a brownie empire. McCarthy is joined alongside a star-studded cast including Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, and Kathy Bates.
On location: We were unable to reach the production company for confirmation, but IMDB reports that filming took place at Clayton State University in Morrow and Agnes Scott College in Decatur, along with surrounding Atlanta areas.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: Mother’s Day
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Synopsis: Three generations of motherhood intertwine in this heartfelt comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis. The movie follows director Garry Marshall’s signature format (think multiple-stories that tie together, like “Valentine’s Day”) and celebrates mothers everywhere – from single and stepmoms, to widowed husbands fulfilling a mother’s role.
On location: According to 11 Alive News, filming took place at Piedmont Park, The Crossing Restaurant, Lotta Frutta, Sprout’s Farmer’s Market, City of Decatur Cemetery, Ye Old Dunwoody Tavern, Burn Social Club, and more Atlanta hotspots.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Synopsis: When Mac (Seth Rogen) and his pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) realize their new neighbors are a sorority and will hinder their chances at selling their house, they enlist ex-neighbor and former fraternity adversary Teddy (Zac Effron) to devise a plan to get rid of the sorority girls.
On Location: According to 11 Alive News, filming took place on Valley View Road in Dunwoody, Georgia, where Effron was seen running barefoot. GDEcD also confirmed the movie shot in Fulton County, Clarkston, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, and Marietta.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: The Accountant
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Synopsis: In this assassin thriller, Ben Affleck plays a forensic accountant who doubles as a killer for hire. The cast also includes Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, and J.K. Simmons.
On Location: We were unable to reach the production company, but according to On Location Vacations, filming took place throughout Georgia Tech, including Klaus Advanced Computing Building’s Cooley Bridge, outside of the Klaus Building along Ferst Drive and Plum Street, and more.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: Rings
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Rating: Not yet rated
Synopsis: In its third installment in the Ring series, a videotape resurfaces causing people to die after watching it. Johnny Galecki leads a fresh cast of actors including Aimee Teegarden and Alex Roe.
On Location: We were unable to reach the production company, but IMDB reports the movie filmed at East Mountain Studios in Conyers, and surrounding areas in Atlanta and Decatur – GDEcD confirms locations included Fulton County, Fairburn, Grantville, Coweta, and Newnan.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: Passengers
Release Date: December 21, 2016
Rating: Not yet rated
Synopsis: In this sci-fi adventure, two sleeping passengers (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) are aboard a spacecraft carrying thousands of passengers to a new home planet when both of their hibernation pods malfunction—they wake up 90 years prior to their designation.
On Location: According to IMDB, filming took place at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville and surrounding locations in Atlanta.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Filmed in Atlanta: Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Rating: Not yet rated
Synopsis: Based on the non-fiction book by David Finkel, the drama tracks the lives of four soldiers returning home from Iraq and struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder. The film stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, and Amy Schumer.
On Location: Sites could not be confirmed, but according to On Location Vacation, filming took place at Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Georgia.