Posts Tagged ‘Film’

How Hollywood Got Travel All Wrong

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Here’s a little secret: traveling is not always the glamorous affair it’s made out to be in the movies.

In a perfect world, your family vacation would be planned months in advance, everyone would arrive to the airport on time, there would be no hold-ups, hiccups or delays and you’d enjoy your destination exactly how you had always dreamed. You’d return home with perfectly-lit, candid photos of every little memorable moment, generic levitra online stories to share for years to come and absolutely no regrets. Of course, not every feature film portrays travel this way. In fact, there are lots of pieces showing the Murphy’s Law side of a vacation (National Lampoon, anyone?), but that’s not always the case either.

The truth is, travel can be as unpredictable as it can be exciting, and just because one thing goes right or wrong doesn’t mean everything else will. Let me explain. (more…)

Film and TV Production in Georgia

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Lights, Camera, Peaches! For those who didn’t know, the Georgia TV and film tax incentives program implemented in 2008 has brought droves of LA Oranges, New York Apples, and more to the Peach State – the HOT-lanta “Hollywood of the South.” The 2008 Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act grants a tax credit to qualified production and post-production expenditures. It is available not only to traditional motion picture projects such as feature films, television series, commercials and music videos, but also innovative new industries such as game development and animation.

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Logo at the end of Movies & TV Shows Filmed in Georgia

Georgia is now one of the top 5 production destinations in the country. Some of the well known productions filmed in Georgia include The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Footloose (2011), Single Ladies, Auction Kings, Necessary Roughness, The Blind Side, Driving Miss Daisy, My Cousin Vinny, Zombieland, Sweet Home Alabama, Joyful Noise, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Wanderlust, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, American Reunion, The Three Stooges, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Fast 5, and X-Men: First Class (just to name a few). Beautiful Savannah has also been busy with dozens of feature film and television projects for many years, including Forrest Gump, Glory, The Last Song, The Conspirator, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Gift, Forces of Nature, and The General’s Daughter.

Since 2008, over 30 production companies and equipment suppliers have expanded or relocated to Georgia, including Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Raleigh Studios at Riverwood, Atlanta Film Studios in Hiram, Paskal Lighting, and Panavision, the world leader in camera equipment. Atlanta is home to entertainment companies like Tyler Perry Studios, Turner Studios and Rainforest Films. Thanks to said tax incentives for Georgia-produced media, many rivals in New York, Louisiana, Vancouver, and even golden Hollywood find themselves joining the Atlantans in our tropical rainforest-like humidity. Welcome! 8)

As a Georgia peach myself, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to be an “extra” (background artist) on several popular shows and movies, including The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, Drop Dead Diva, a few amazing movies that will be released this fall, and even a few local commercials. “How can I become an extra too?”  I’m glad you asked! Here is a great article with tons of useful information about Extras Casting. Also note that you can find many production company pages on Facebook (see the end of the article for links), and most will post casting calls nearly every day in search of specific local looks and talent. Be prepared for long days (sometimes 12-14 hours or more) and things to do while you wait in the “holding” area between shooting scenes.

Ready to explore the Peach State? We offer a wonderful variety of tours and activities that are sure to keep Georgia on your mind. Don’t forget your camera!

Walk This Way – Walking Tours Around the World

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

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Let’s face it – you’ve got it, and it’s time to flaunt it. One of the best ways to discover the hidden secrets of any locale while traveling is to get off the beaten path and explore for yourself! Whether you choose to blaze your own trail or let the local’s in the know show you the secret hot spots, Walking Tours are not only as good as it gets for up-close encounters, but also very affordable and excellent for your health. Score. So polish your stylish catwalk and get ready to turn heads while traveling! Check out Reserve123′s top picks of some of the most unique walking tours around the globe.

Stroll through the Rainforests of Hawaii

Stroll through the Rainforests of Hawaii

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Oahu Mountain Rainforest Walking Tour from Honolulu – Journey to the scenic mountains high above the shimmering waters of Pearl Harbor to a place that time has passed by. In this beautiful setting we walk into a forest that includes Hawaiian honeycreepers, scarlet-flowered Ohia and majestic Koa trees. This tour involves 4 miles of walking over a 3.5 hour time span; appropriate for moderate fitness level. Includes free Honolulu hotel pickup and return. These tours are limited to just 14 participants to provide a personal touring experience, so order early to ensure your space!

See the natural & creative beauty of Queenstown

See the natural & handmade beauty of Queenstown

Art & Nature Walking Tour in Queenstown New Zealand – Soak up nature and art on this walking tour through Queenstown. Meet local art communities and gain inspiration from their work. Learn about some of New Zealand’s unique plants on a leisurely stroll through the Botanical Gardens. Meander past buildings and sites steeped in local history and wrap up a pleasurable morning spent walking with a delicious lunch on the waterfront. Life doesn’t get more relaxing than this.

Go to the Movies in London

Watch? LIVE the Movies in London!

London Film Walking Tour – Come along on a two hour guided walking tour through famous London film locations, TV studios, ancient streets, pubs, churches and other places of historical interest taking in the River Thames, The Strand, Fleet St and into the City of London. You’ll be able to stand at the same London film locations that were used in films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Da Vinci Code, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Mona Lisa, Four Weddings and a Funeral and more!

Discover the dark, buried history of Rome

Discover the dark, buried history of Rome

Skip the Line: Crypts & Catacombs Tour in Rome – Are you brave enough to see the Rome Catacombs? Become Indiana Jones as you discover imperial and early Christian Rome by peeling back layers and millenniums of history. Descend into the Eternal city’s underground burial chambers, its long winding catacombs and its crypts. Go below and beyond to a time when Christianity was considered a simple cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs. The one and only tour that takes you to crypts and catacombs from different historical eras, in diverse locations and with varying styles!

You're in for a treat in Boston

Get a Taste of Boston at Beacon Hill

Boston Chocolate Walking Tour of Beacon Hill – If you’ve never taken a decadent chocolate walking tour, you’re in for a treat (lots of them actually). A friendly, outgoing expert guide will whisk you off into a world of exotic imports, closely guarded recipes and intimate tastings. The destinations are always carefully selected from the very finest each city has to offer – artisan chocolatiers, celebrated restaurants and more.

Book your Walking Tours now easily with www.Reserve123.com – don’t let loads of fun and great savings pass you by! And don’t forget your camera. ;)

Experience the Magic at Disneyland Paris

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Since Paris is such a huge tourist destination, many attractions have been created to cater to visitors’ wants and needs.  Such a place is called Disneyland.  Disneyland Paris welcomes 13 million visitors each year which is 7.5 million more people than the Eiffel Tower receives.  It is a place of magic, wonder, curiosity and pure fun, so why wouldn’t you want to visit?

The Disneyland Paris 1-Day Hopper from Paris Tours offers you either a one park or two park pass with the option of transportation.  This makes it very convenient and easy for you to get to and from the park from your hotel in Paris.  With the one park pass, you will only be able to explore Disneyland but with the two park pass, you will also visit Walt Disney Studios Park. 

Disneyland Paris has five different lands within it.  One of these is Frontierland which shows you all the grandeur and decadence of the Wild, Wild West.  Here you will see cowboys and Indians with rides that will remind you of the conquests and thrills of the old west.  You can ride down a runaway mine train on Big Thunder Mountain or see how your shooting eye is in the Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery. 

Adventureland is full of action and suspense as you can explore through caves, tunnels, waterfalls and bridges in Adventure Isle.  You can also search through Aladdin’s Enchanted Passage, climb to the top of The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, or take a voyage with the Pirates of the Caribbean.  This land will get your heart racing and blood pumping!

In Fantasyland, all of the ‘Once Upon a Time’ tales will come to life!  You have the chance of flying in Dumbo’s ride, visit the Seven Dwarves cottage, and spin in the Mad Hatters’ Tea Cups.

If you are into science, the future, or inventions then Discoveryland is right for you.  Here you can view a 360º film about Jules Vern and the Timekeeper.  You may also drive futuristic cars, walk through Captain Nemo’s submarine, and ride one of the greatest Disney rides of all time, Space Mountain. 

The last land is Main Street U.S.A. which is based off small town America complete with horse-drawn carriages, vintage police cars and fire engines, and the Disneyland Railroad. 

Right next door is Walt Disney Studios Park where you will witness the magical world of cinema and television.  The park features four film lots where you can ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the Indiana Jones adventure, experience Armageddon and view many, many shows. 

These parks are an action-packed celebration of our fascination of cinema, television and overall entertainment.  Purchase your tickets today at www.paris-tours.net. 


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