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6 Films & TV Shows That are Shooting in Georgia in 2019

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Happy holidays, guys and dolls! 2019 is right around the corner, which means PILOT SEASON is right around the corner which means big production companies are also gearing up to shoot their features in good ol’ GA. Here’s a list of films and TV shows that are shooting in Atlanta and the surrounding areas in the new year:

Jumanji 3

Filming for the blockbuster will take place in Atlanta from January 21st - April 26th, and reports are that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan will all be reprising their roles. Keep an eye out on the casting boards - especially if you’re good at running through jungles.

The Glorias: Life on the Road

Filming in Savannah from January 14th, 2019 - March 30th, 2019, this film is an adaption of Gloria Steinem’s memoir, My Life on the Road. Hot tip: read the book before you audition for bonus points!

Zombieland 2

That’s right - the zombies are back, and they’re hungrier than ever! This horror comedy is filming in Atlanta January 28th, 2019 - March 15th, 2019.

Echo Boomers

A Bling Ring-esque romp, this film is about a group of twentysomethings who steal from the rich to give to themselves. Filming in Atlanta January 20th, 2019 - March 15th, 2019.

Limited Partners

I am a big Tiffany Hadish fangirl, so I was stoked to read that she and Rose Byrne (also a fan of hers!) are filming Limited Partners, a film about two women from a beauty company that gets bought out by a big tech company. Filming in Atlanta starting on June 28th, 2019.

Watchmen

Now in pre-production, this show is filming in Macon, GA in 2019. Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens , Frances Fisher, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons, Rgina King, Don Johnson, Andrew Howard, it’s sure to be a superpowered dream.

What are you most looking forward to auditioning for in 2019? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on December 17, 2018 and filed under Filmmaking, Filming.

Three Quick Ways to Uniquely Brand Yourself As an Actor

Actor and Super-Good-At-Social-Media-Guy, Ryan Reynolds

Actor and Super-Good-At-Social-Media-Guy, Ryan Reynolds

We have talked about branding yourself as an actor quite a bit on this blog, and there’s a reason for it: times have changed. Gone (mostly) are the days when actors simply audition for a role and get cast. While that may still be the case in the theatrical world, in the entertainment industry, casting directors are looking more and more closely at an actor’s social presence - meaning, they’re literally Facebook-stalking you.

So, how do you combat this admittedly aggravating tendency of CDs to view your life online? Well, you can’t, unless you go completely off the grid, which is ill-advised. Instead, you can manage your social media presence professionally without losing your personality - here’s how:

Remember Who You Are

Okay, yes, you are a brand, and you are “selling yourself” as an actor - but that doesn’t make you a sell out. Figure out what your niche is and your brand, and clearly define yourself as such. Do you play a lot of “mom” roles? Are you a hipster? A jock? Whatever it is, make sure your website, headshots, and reel reflect your ability to carry those roles. Now, if you typically play a jock, but you’re a real-life bookworm - all the better! Casting directors are looking for unique takes on characters - and who doesn’t love a classic, all-American-good-looking-jock-who-turns-out-to-be-a-smarty-pants love story? I know I do - I watched Sierra Burgess is a Loser and To All the Boys I Loved Before (both on Netflix) in a weekend!

Get Over Your Hatred Of Social Media

Look, I get it - we all secretly or not-so-secretly hate social media, but as an actor, it’s pretty much a necessity nowadays. Again, it doesn’t mean you have to lose sight of who you are! Limit yourself to only 30 minutes of social media daily, if you have to - it’ll likely improve your mental health, too, to place restrictions on your usage. Go through your friends posts, like them, comment on them, do “organic outreach” - you know, the usual. And here’s a little secret: everyone buys Instagram followers these days, even those famous Jenner girls (don’t believe me? I’ve got a timeshare to sell you!). There are affordable options to buying followers, and there’s nothing illegal about it. You can also hire freelance social media managers to manage your actors’ accounts, so you don’t even have to bother with it, other than providing photos and approving posts. Figure out what you have the budget to do, and go for it!

Be Nice

It seems like a ridiculous suggestion but being likable feeds into being memorable, and it goes a long way in this industry. You won’t be rewarded for having an ego when you’re starting at the bottom; plus, it’s just good life practice to not step on people on your way to the top. You never know who’s going to get to the rich and famous part of the gig before you do!

What are some ways you’ve learned to brand yourself? Let us know in the comments!