Georgia gets $9.5 billion impact from movies

Georgia gets $9.5 billion impact from movies

The state hosted 320 productions since last summer, many in Fayetteville’s Pinewood Studios Georgia’s television and film industry continues to be a hit for the state’s economy. Gov. Nathan Deal on July 10 announced that film and television productions in Georgia came with an economic impact of $9.5 billion during Fiscal Year 2017. Georgia-lensed feature film […]

Tyrone planners give go-ahead to movie-TV studios, council to consider July 20

Tyrone planners give go-ahead to movie-TV studios, council to consider July 20

The Tyrone Planning Commission on July 13 voted to recommend the rezoning of 46 acres along Ga. Highway 74 North proposed as the site of Founders Studios. Next up, the Town Council will consider approval at its Thursday 7 p.m. meeting at Town Hall, 881 Senoia Rd. Plans for the site include the construction of up […]

European discount grocery gets OK to build in Fayetteville

European discount grocery gets OK to build in Fayetteville

Lidl enters supermarket fray locally Another European grocer will soon open in Fayetteville. The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night unanimously approved a series of annexation and zoning requests to allow Lidl to set up shop where J&R Clothing is currently located on north Ga. Highway 85. Above, a Lidl storefront shown on the company’s website. Since […]

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Fayetteville’s director of economic development to work on Global Cities Initiative Fayetteville Director of Economic Development Emily Poole has been chosen to help represent metro Atlanta in a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., aimed at developing strategies for the Global Cities Initiative (GCI). Atlanta is one of eight city-regions that will participate in the […]

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

The Coweta County Commission on July 6 approved the development agreement for a portion of the massive Bridgeport industrial development situated along U.S. Highway 29 adjacent to Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side. While Bridgeport encompasses approximately 1,000 acres, the development agreement is specific to the 684-acre area identified as Tract A, located on the […]

North Fayette to get county’s third set of film soundstages

North Fayette to get county’s third set of film soundstages

A third film studio has plans to locate in Fayette County. Cinema South Studios plans to construct six soundstages, workshops and office space on Ga. Highway 138 in north Fayette at the Fulton County line. Cinema South Studios co-owner Alvin Williams, an entertainment executive in the music, television and film industries, said the site is […]

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