Happy almost-Labor Day weekend. As the summer season draws to a close, it seemed like a good time to update you on filming projects past, present and future.
The Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie “Familymoon” (which started out as “Blended”) is done, and “Kill the Messenger” with Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick and Rosemarie DeWitt is all over but the shoutin’. That project had its wrap party at Ormsby’s the other day but had a few more scenes to shoot this week.
Meanwhile, here come “Fast and Furious 7,” which is expected to film mostly in Gwinnett County; “Dumb and Dumber To,” another Farrelly brothers gem; and the “Hunger Games” three-quel (that’s a word, right?) “Mockingjay Part 1.” We’re told that location scouts have been looking for suitable spots in North Georgia. On Location Vacations reports they’ve set up offices at EUE/Screen Gems, the huge studio complex at the old Lakewood fairgrounds site just south of downtown. (In a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an EUE/Screen Gems representative said something big was headed there, but wouldn’t say what.)
If you’re looking for work, both the “Dumb and Dumber” and “Hunger Games” franchises are hiring for crew positions. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for work on “Dumb and Dumber To” (yes, the wording is intentionally incorrect). Email your resume to email@example.com to apply for work on “Mockingjay Part 1.” May the odds be ever in your favor.
A slew of television projects is filming, too.
“The Red Road,” a new Sundance Channel series, has been filming in the Cartersville and east Cobb areas lately. This week, the project set up shop in a neighborhood off Lower Roswell Road, using the Eastside Baptist Church parking lot as its base camp for crew trucks and assorted gear.
Information on “The Red Road” from Sundance says it “is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a local cop (Martin Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover-up occurs involving the cop’s wife (Julianne Nicholson), an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa), a dangerous member of the tribe, that will come back to haunt all involved.”
In other news, “The Originals,” which is a spinoff of CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” continues filming in Conyers, the VH1 show “Single Ladies” has been filming in downtown Atlanta, the AMC hit “The Walking Dead” has been lurching through Senoia as usual and Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” which films in neighboring Fayette County, is done with Season 5.
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