ATLwood: Kickstarter launched for 'Hotel Clermont'

Plus, transgender model Amiyah Scott joins 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

Last week, I mentioned the Hotel Clermont documentary that found some new life. Well, turns out the film's not all the way in the clear just yet. The production team recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $7,500 for funds to complete the sound mixing, and color correcting, as well some other festival-related needs. 

 If the goal can be reached by Wed., Sep. 16, the team looks to be on target for that 2016 release date. At press time, more than $2,000 has been pledged, with 25 days left. If you want to see the movie that will, "provide viewers a glimpse into another world to which they otherwise wouldn’t have access," click here.

Filming Updates
Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day is set to begin filming and they need a crew

Vacation may be out already, but here are the producers

"In short, Atlanta and the state of Georgia has become the cool, relaxed place to shoot movies and television shows and has all the perks — paparazzi not included."

 Ving Rhames has joined Owen Wilson, J.K. Simmons, and Ed Helms for Bastards, a new comedy flick that will soon start shooting in town

Mother's Day, starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Julia Roberts, will be doing some shooting at 644 Linwood Ave. N.E., today, Monday, and Tuesday.

Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" did some filming in Lawrenceville.

Zayn Malik did some chilling at SoHo Lounge earlier this week. 

Maybe Zayn was headed out to meet Future and Drake at Magic City?

Deals, Payoffs, and Lawsuits
With NeNe Leakes out, "The Real Houswives of Atlanta" has a new castmemeber and it's transgender model Amiyah Scott.

 Jennifer Nettles has joined the cast ]of the Dolly Parton biopic Coat of Many of Colors.

 GPP Co-President, Craig Miller, has been installed as chair of the the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission. He even took a pic with Gov. Nathan Deal for good measure.

 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has started production in ATL and recently put out an open casting call

The flick Hot Summer Nights is set to begin filming in ATL, and they're now casting

ICYMI: N.W.A maybe have been "Straight Outta Compton," but the film about their lives found the most success in ATL.

Speaking of Coat of Many Colors, it now has an official premiere date

Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? I need 'em! Drop me a line: gavin.godfrey at creativeloafing.com; or send me a tweet at @WriteGavinWrite. Don't forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood.