You don't have to relocate to Hollywood. Georgia is among the top five states for production.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Think it would be fun to be in the movies? You don’t have to move to Los Angeles to make it happen. Since 1912, Georgia has been happily welcoming film and TV production to our great state. More than 700 movies and TV shows have been shot in Georgia, including hits like “Forest Gump” and “The Blind Side,” along with popular television shows such as “The Vampire Diaries.” A total of 89 Georgia communities have received the “Camera Ready Community Program” designation by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). It's easier than you may think to be in the movies these days, especially in Georgia. It might surprise you to discover …
The actress left Hollywood, but brought her acting ambitions along.
Katrina Tahir didn't quit her day job when she got into acting. But the fire that burned originally is starting to spread. Tahir, a Michigan native who works in Suwanee, has a role in the upcoming "Big Momma's House: Like Father Like Son" movie, the third in the Martin Lawrence series, and made it into an episode of "Detroit 187" on ABC. There's also a Vin Diesel film and some commercials on her resume, and a considerable amount of ambition. "I'm going to make it happen," Tahir said recently of making it big in acting. The roles in "Big Momma's House: Like Father, Like Son" and "Detroit 187" were non-speaking. In the Lawrence film, she played a student. And in the ABC series, she played a crime victim who was "laying on cement" at the …