Briefs: ‘The Resident’ prop sale; Trilith Studios’ $882K charity ball; Rutledge Wood’s NBC Hot Wheels show



Peachtree Battle Estate Sales is selling a wide variety of props used over six seasons on Fox’s medical drama “The Resident.”

The four-day sale is set to begin March 22 at a site that has not yet been announced. The company that is placing the furniture on sale did not specifically cite what show it is except it’s a “Major Network Medical Drama Prop & Wardrobe Liquidation!” The only medical drama shooting in Atlanta is “The Resident” and the sale is set in Conyers, where the show was largely shot.

Fox has not yet officially announced the end of “The Resident” but hasn’t renewed it either. Fox only gave the show 13 episodes for its sixth season, which ended in January. It’s ranked fourth among 15 Fox scripted shows in total ratings but only ninth in the 18-49 demo. Co-creator Amy Holden Jones told media the season finale was written as a series finale in case a seventh season wasn’t coming.

This sale is yet another sign it’s over.

It features more than 10,000 articles of clothing such as shoes, ties, suits, jackets, dresses, costumes, scrubs, scarves, wedding gowns, hats, and army uniforms. There is also a large selection of costume, designer, sterling and gold jewelry. The site said nearly half the clothing is either new with tags, unworn or worn for a few scenes.

Other props for sale: furniture, lighting, decor, linens, kitchen, bikes, bathroom vanities, guitars and cafeteria items.


Credit: Gobi Photography

Credit: Gobi Photography

Trilith last Friday fell shy of its $1 million goal for local charities in Fayette County during its Reel People Care Gala at the studio but still raised a record $882,748.

This annual gala, the brainchild of Chick-fil-A chairman and Trilith leader Dan Cathy in 2014, will bestow the monies to 15 nonprofits.

They are (AVPRIDE) Association of Village Pride, Bloom, Christian City, ClearWater Academy, Coco’s Cupboard, The Eden Project, Fayette Fire Foundation, Fayette Senior Services, The Forest School, Leap for Literacy, Midwest Food Bank, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Promise Place, Southern Conservation Trust and Two Sparrows Village.

“Every penny at this event goes directly to the nonprofits,” said Frank Patterson, who runs Trilith Studios. Sponsors and Trilith itself cover the costs of putting the gala together.

“This is my favorite night of the year,” he added. “I love this.”

Trilith is currently building out eight more soundstages. By August, they will have 32 soundstages, the most of any studio in metro Atlanta.

And it’s halfway through building out the planned community part of Trilith. There are now 1,000 residents, about 40% of whom are in the film business. A hotel is being built as well as an 1,800-seat indoor auditorium. There is already an array of restaurants and shops on the main street.

Rob Parker, president of Trilith Development, said the residential area integrates tiny homes, treehouses, townhomes and stand-alone homes, which he said is unusual. There are in total 260 apartments and 263 private residences so far.

While he said Trilith tries to keep prices affordable, the marketplace, inflation and demand have made everything pricier. “When you create something special, it will rise in value,” he said.

Half the residences are rental apartments, some with leases as short as three months to accommodate temporary crew members.




Peachtree City’s Rutledge Wood, host of Netflix’s “Floor is Lava,” is going to host NBC’s new car makeover competition show “Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge.”

The 10-episode series gives fans of the childhood toy the opportunity to rebuild a nostalgic car from their past into a life-sized Hot Wheels creation.

In each episode, two contestants will use personal stories and pop culture touchstones to transform their car into a Hot Wheels. They’ll receive help from a team of technicians known as “The Car Pool.” To raise the stakes of the competition, the show has thrown in a larger-than-life vending machine known as the the Inspirationator 5000 that will rev up in each episode to present the contestants with a twist in the road.

The show will feature a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges joining resident experts Hertrech Eugene Jr., an influencer in car culture and the drift scene, and Dalal Elsheikh, a designer for the Ford Motor Company and Hot Wheels brand ambassador.

Fox already has a competition show based on a childhood toy: “Lego Masters,” which is shot in metro Atlanta.