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Film and TV industry pays Georgia workers over $1.68B in annual wages
Georgia's film and television industry supports more than 24,000 direct jobs and pays local workers more than $1.68 billion in wages, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Inc. announced Monday.
In 2014, Georgia hosted 21 films and 52 TV shows, including "Selma," "Taken 3," AMC's "The Walking Dead" and The CW's "The Vampire Diaries."
The MPAA represents the top six U.S. studios: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Creflo Dollar will get his $65 million luxury jet
Metro Atlanta-based World Changers Church International says it has one purpose – global Christian ministry. The church's board also says God wants his people to dream big - Gulfstream G650 big. The church’s board has released a statement saying the church plans to buy the jet. The board says its G650 appeal published on the creflodollarministries.org website, has not, and will not, seek donations from the public. The fundraising campaign was, the board says, directed to a specific community "of like-minded people who love and support the ministry and its global missions work.”
Turner Field redevelopment plan strikes out
A $300 million plan to redevelop Atlanta’s Turner Field is generating friction — this time with neighborhoods surrounding the ballpark.
The redevelopment, which could turn the Braves stadium in downtown Atlanta into a mix of student housing, stores, restaurants and athletic fields, is not necessarily what the neighbors want. The neighborhoods want more say over what goes into the development, including the possibility of more single-family housing. The project’s supporters believed it would be a catalyst not only for the Turner Field neighborhoods, but possibly spark nearly $1 billion of investment and development that could extend out to Capitol Avenue, a lifeless stretch of concrete linking downtown to “The Ted.”
A giant Houston-based real estate investment trust and a group led by TV host Steve Harvey have emerged as finalists to buy and redevelop the 20-acre Atlanta Civic Center.
People familiar with the process say there is a strong possibility the two finalists could end up joining forces and present one winning bid for the project. The city hopes the redevelopment of the Civic Center can spark investment just south of North Avenue and better connect the district to the bustling Old Fourth Ward, where Jamestown’s Ponce City Market and the Beltline’s Eastside Trail have sparked several new projects.