ATLwood: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Tupac biopic, and casting calls
>>Dear Atlanta, there are movies and money to be made: They don't call it the "Hollywood of the South" for nothing. Atlanta is the best big city for film industry workers to be in. Like $6 billion dollar industry good.
>>Take two: "Star," a spinoff of Fox's "Empire" has been filming all across the city during the month of January. If picked up, the show will focus on three Atlanta girls who form a girl group in hopes of reaching musical stardom. Much of the third season of "The Originals," a spinoff of the CW's "Vampire Diaries," has been filming in Conyers.
>>Atlanta is the most American city. According to Childish Gambino.
Rapper Childish Gambino, also known as actor Donald Glover, is certainly not afraid to experiment. Glover's rap career is part of the inspiration behind his new show, Atlanta. The FX series will follow Earn (Glover), a young ATL “loner,” who recognizes that his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) is on the verge on rap super stardom and decides to become his manager. The two balance the Atlanta rap scene, poverty, and fatherhood in order to realize their dreams. It is that kind of struggle that Glover says makes Atlanta not only a “black Mecca” but also the “most American place.”
Although late rapper Tupac Shakur’s persona is synonymous with all things West Coast his upcoming biopic, All Eyez on Me, is being filmed right here in Atlanta — and the film’s location is not the only thing that went south. From mama drama to director delays, the road to All Eyez on Me has been far from smooth. Here’s a quick rundown of all you need to know before the film’s anticipated 2016 release:
embed-1 There was almost no music: Back in 2009, Morgan Creek, the film studio behind the biopic, sued Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, in order to obtain the rights to Pac’s music. Shakur then countersued and the two parties reached an agreement in 2011. The legal dust has settled and music from the rapper's eleven albums will appear in the movie.
Star Players: Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. (pictured above) will star as the California Love rapper and he's already nailed the signature Tupac nose ring look.
>> Movie Industry hopefuls, you can fake it til' you make it here.
>> http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/delta-commercial-open-casting-call-in-atlanta/Aim High and be in a Delta commercial.