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Community TV Studio Closing Its Doors
One of the last public access television studios in the state of Georgia will soon close it doors for good. We have received word from a reliable source that Comcast needs the studio space for other operations at their Chamblee, GA location.
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SOURCE: broadcastingcable.com/next-tv 7/14/15
Antitrust Lawsuit Targets $12 Billion NFL-DirecTV Deal
A group of restaurant and bar owners, led by San Francisco pub The Mucky Duck, filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the NFL and DirecTV saying that their $12 billion exclusive deal for the Sunday Ticket package violates the Sherman Antitrust Act. Antitrust Lawsuit Targets $12 Billion NFL-DirecTV Deal
Why This Matters: Restaurant and bars owners who want to show NFL games in their establishments must deal with DirecTV, which signed an exclusive $12 billion deal with the NFL in 2014. According to the lawsuit, a bar with up to 100 patrons will pay as much as $2,314 to DirecTV for Sunday Ticket. Larger Las Vegas hotels can be charged more than $120,000 per year.
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Film, TV production Continues to Roll in Rockdale, Newton Counties Sandra Brands, email@example.com August 18, 2015
Once again, it’s been a busy week for film production in the metro Atlanta area.
The Dolly Parton bio pic, “Coat of Many Colors,” is being shot in Covington in late August through late September. The NBC film centers around Parton’s upbringing and is a family-oriented, faith-based story about incidents in her family’s life in the Great Smoky Mountains in 1955.
Casting directors are looking for actors, models and talent to work on several scenes, including a blonde 8-year-old Caucasian girl, two big and scary Caucasian boys to play bullies, and Caucasian boys, brunet, ages 3 to 5 who like being tossed in the air repeatedly. Filming dates for these scenes is Aug. 17, 18 or 19. To apply, send 3 photos, height, weight, age and phone number to CoatOfManyColorsATL@gmail.com, and use “Goldie,” “Knuckle Sammie” and “Young Boy,” respectively, in the subject line.
Filming of “Sleepy Hollow,” FOX’s updated take on the Washington Irving story, continues in Conyers and surrounding areas. The cast and crew will filming Aug. 18, 20, 21 and 24. ........MORE
Georgia Hits Third in US Film Production . 6/10/15
With 10 major motion pictures filmed inside its state lines in 2014, Georgia now ranks third behind only California and New York in US film production. Notable films past and present shot in Georgia include “The Hunger Games,” “Selma,” and “Magic Mike XXL.” The study, done by FilmLA, also stated that production brought $216 million dollars put back into the state’s economy.
Warner Bros. Television Group and others in the industry announced Wednesday the creation of a Sarah Jones-inspired memorial internship and training program..
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