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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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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.
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GM Plant To Become a Mega Studio 4/6/15
"Third Rail Studios” will be Georgia’s newest film and television production studio, located at the site of the former GM plant in Doraville, Georgia.
The first phase of construction, to be ready by years end, will be an adaptive reuse of an existing 130,000 SF building to accommodate 60,000 SF of sound stages, 20,000 SF of production support plus mill shops, related vendor spaces and administrative offices. At full buildout the media complex will be a 270,000-square-foot-facility becoming the first film studio of its magnitude north of Atlanta and inside the I-285 Perimeter.
For more information visit ThirdRailFilm.com
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