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Old 04-02-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Thanks newsboy, I was interested to see the layout. Looks like there will be access on the new bypass and Sandy Creek Rd.

This is so cool.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN FOLKS! The Fayette County Commission has given unanimous approval to the Pinewood Studios project! And there's some exciting new details in this story that are worth highlighting:

Green light: TV-movie studio gets county OK | The Citizen

Green light: TV-movie studio gets county OK

--- The project is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the county as developers are hoping to include an education component, likely in conjunction with a Georgia college, that will teach the skills necessary to work in TV and movie production. While an overlooked part of the proposal, this education component will be key to providing jobs for area residents because of the current and future demand ...

-- Construction will begin as early as next month as Pinewood hopes to be up and running with its first phase by January 2014. The developers who are in charge of building the campus have pledged to maintain the rural character of the area.

-- Also on the plans is a multi-use path similar to Peachtree City’s golf cart paths that would link up with a future network that will lead to Piedmont Fayette Hospital and beyond. The developers have promised to build a tunnel underneath Sandy Creek Road to extend the path northward.

-- The studio parcel, which is directly across from Rivers Elementary School, was actually used the past week to film a pilot for a TV show on the ABC network as the production used the rural, undeveloped character of the site with about 300 people on site to shoot what will be edited down to about 20 minutes of airtime.

-- a conservative estimate shows a net revenue to the county of $2.8 million over a five-year period. In the subsequent nine years, the county’s take jumps to $12.4 million. Those figures only include property and sales tax revenue, not income and wages of the hundreds who will be employed both directly and indirectly by the studio.

-- Len Gough of Promaker Development said his company has already received 73 inquiries from companies that want to come to Fayette County solely because of the Pinewood announcement.

-- Georgia will pay to retrain workers for the TV and movie industry. The studio is expected to lure companies that specialize in camera equipment, lighting, costumes, props, catering and more.

-- The first phase of the project will affect 30 acres on the 288-acre site, with five soundstages, three additional buildings and two workshops.

Yes! This is, like, totally awesome to the max!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Dozens of firms seek Pinewood info | The Citizen
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73 companies in related movie-TV fields interested in Fayette studio complex; project gets rezoning OK

Local developer Jim Pace, who has been working directly with Pinewood officials on the studio plans, told the County Commission Thursday that he hosted a company that is considering a potential relocation from Tennessee to Fayette County solely because of the Pinewood project.
“It would bring another 300 jobs or so here,” Pace said of the Tennessee firm.
This looks like the beginning of a really good thing for Fayette and the metro.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Wow. They want to start construction later this month and be operational by January according to that article. Phase one will be 30 of the 288 acres. One of the 73 companies would bring 300 jobs! We have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Much more good news will follow with this project.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Wow....2014 is looking like it will be the best year in Metro Atlanta development wise in the past 20+ years

All opening next year

Pinewood Movie Complex
Avalon
Lakepoint Sports Complex
Ponce City Market
Buckhead Atlanta
Civil Rights Museum
College Football HOF
Atlanta Streetcar
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wow....2014 is looking like it will be the best year in Metro Atlanta development wise in the past 20+ years

All opening next year

Pinewood Movie Complex
Avalon
Lakepoint Sports Complex
Ponce City Market
Buckhead Atlanta
Civil Rights Museum
College Football HOF
Atlanta Streetcar
It is very exciting. Love being part of a growing and evolving region!

Now if we could just get commuter rail up and going...
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Should Georgia be concerned with Louisiana's increase in film production?
Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans - Adam Kushner - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Should Hollywood be concerned with Louisiana's increase in film production?
Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans - Adam Kushner - The Atlantic Cities

fixed
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Very exciting news for FayCo. and the entire region!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Should Georgia be concerned with Louisiana's increase in film production?
Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans - Adam Kushner - The Atlantic Cities
That article is pretty awful ... not just incomplete but typical of NOLA butt-kiss stories in the post-Katrina era. It claims Louisiana is 3rd in film production yet cites no source. Wasn't Georgia also declared 3rd last year? It claims New Orleans had $600 million in film work last year, yet ignores the fact that Georgia had more than $1 billion. In fact; it's only reference to Georgia is in the last paragraph, where it makes the incredulous statement that studios "may" go to Georgia if Lousiana doesn't maintain it's tax credits. As we already know, studios already ARE in Georgia and two of the biggest in the nation have announced their intentions to build in Georgia.

This article = EPIC FAIL
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