“Need I remind you, 007, that you have a license to kill, not to break the traffic rules.” Goldeneye
“Well, you see, I uh, I sort of have a problem seeing through lead.” Superman
“. . . Bruce Wayne why are you dressed up like Batman. . .Because he is Batman you moron.” Batman Returns
See a common pattern yet? Well if the quotes aren’t ringing a bell and the large sign above isn’t stimulating your mental energy then I will tell you. These are quotes from some of our all-time favorite films and Pinewood Studios is the production company that brought them to us. So what’s the big deal about me blogging about them? I will tell you what the big deal is. . .they have a new location here in Fayetteville, Georgia! Can’t you feel the excitement pulsating from me to you through cyberspace?
I have been in Georgia for approximately 18 years now and I’ve seen trends ebb and flow but one thing that seems to be here to stay is the growth of film in this state. This is exciting news for those of us who are involved in the film industry because we are witnessing the birth of a new trend – very powerful, top-billing production studios springing up all over metro Atlanta. Pinewood Studios is indeed a sight to see; however, I could only capture this picture for your viewing while I was out on one of my urban escapades because it is a heavily secured area. Nonetheless, every time I look at this photo, I breathe a sigh of relief that after traveling 30 miles to my destination, I was at least able to capture this image for all to see.
What does this mean for Atlanta? Well it is hard to tell; but, it certainly seems to me that the tax incentives in this state seem to be increasing the interest of film producers across the nation and around the world. Please share with us your thoughts on this trend? Do you think that this trend will go boom or bust?
Campbell, M. (1995). Goldeneye [Motion Picture]. United Kingdom: MGM/UA. Retrieved from www.imdb.com on April 2, 2014.
Donner, R. (1978). Superman [Motion Picture]. United Kingdom: Warner Brothers. Retrieved from www.imdb.com on April 2, 2014.
Burton, T. (1992). Batman Returns [Motion Picture]. United Kingdom: Warner Brothers. Retrieved from www.imdb.com on April 2, 2014.
Photo courtesy of Melisha Childs