Georgia’s film and television industry economic impact reaches $6 billion in fiscal 2015 – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Superheroes and superheroines had a big economic impact in the Peach State in fiscal 2015.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bizjournals.com

I’m thinking the number of Georgian’s employed….believe it or not could be higher. But nonetheless, the Georgia Film and Television industry is one to stand up and take notice about.

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Doraville Development News – Is This the New East Atlanta?

Living and working in Midtown has some great advantages.

You can almost, I say almost not own a car. You can walk from your condo to shopping, great restaurants and the amazing Piedmont Park. Or you can hop on MARTA to a Braves Game (well that won’t be for much longer) a Falcon’s Game, or head to the airport for the weekend escape or out-of-town business trip.

But there is something big brewing if you take the MARTA Gold line in the other direction, Northeast out of Midtown.

To Doraville.

Up until now, Doraville has really only been known for four things. The END of the MARTA Gold Line, the GM Assembly Plant, the tank farm and the now ever popular Buford Highway Farmers’ Market. But hold onto your development drawers…it’s about to get busy in Doraville.

Doraville Development News – Is This the New East Atlanta?

Kmart Redevelopment Doraville June 13, 2015I’ve already written about Assembly Doraville and the proposed transformation of the Doraville GM plant to Assembly – Doraville. Third Rail Studios will be the first “resident” of the Assembly, joining the ever growing list of movie studios in the Atlanta metro area. But even before the dust has settled on the demolition of  the GM plant, more development is making its way to the area.

A development team, including Stephen Macauley of Macauley Investments, wants to add 504 multifamily and senior living units, a 140-room hotel, and almost 44,600 square feet of retail on 13 acres at Buford Highway and Interstate 285. The site is an abandoned Kmart. Wakefield Beasley & Associates is the project architect. This site is located directly across for the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market, and could be walkable to the Doraville MARTA station if the city makes some crosswalk and sidewalk improvements.

The development path is certainly headed North on the Gold Line with such things as Town Brookhaven, Olmstead in Chamblee (across from the Chamblee MARTA station) and now Assembly Doraville.

The developer has named the proposed development “Nexus.” And certainly, the area is a true connection between the future city of Lavista Hills, Tucker, Norcross and Dunwoody/Sandy Springs.

I think the whole path of growth is northward along the Gold Line,” Macauley said in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Macauley is already an investor in Assembly, which is under construction.

“We I love this entire area,” Macauley said. “We think it can connect the region.”

I’ll be keeping a close eye on this development and how it moves through the planning process in Doraville. This is an area to watch.

Doraville GA new development June 13, 2015

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Third Rail Studios at Assembly Doraville

Third Rail Studios May 5, 2015Third Rail Studios will join the growing number of film and television studios opening in the Metro Atlanta area. This studio will have a unique location as part of Assembly Doraville, which is the official name for the site where the GM Doraville plant is being redeveloped.

The Integral Group, which acquired the GM site last year, is partnering with Capstone South Properties to develop “Third Rail Studios” on a six-acre section of the 165-acre development.

Third Rail Studios at Assembly Doraville

The first phase of Third Rail Studios will be in an existing 130,000-square-foot building retrofitted into film and television production studios. It will include 60,000 square feet of sound stages and 20,000 square feet of production support mill shops, administrative offices and related vendor spaces.

MyMidtownMojo.com took a walking tour of the site that is still going through demolition.

You can learn more about the studio as it developsThird Rail Studios, or at our Facebook Page, Living Near Third Rail Studios on Facebook.

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Halt and Catch Fire Producer Sings Praise on the Atlanta Film Industry

Halt and Catch Fire May 1, 2015If you have been anywhere in Atlanta, you know that the film business is BIG business here. Studios from Pinewood Atlanta in Fayette County, Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and Atlanta Filmworks are just a few of them.

And there are more on the way with Third Rail Studios just announced at the Assembly Doraville, Atlanta Metro Studios also in South Fulton area, and the proposed Atlanta Media Campus and Studios in Norcross.

Halt and Catch Fire Producer Sings Praise on the Atlanta Film Industry

But, it’s always good press and good news when a Producer of a major hit TV show sings the praises of the Atlanta Film community and what is like to do business here. Listen to Jeff Frelich, Producer of Halt and Catch Fire below.

Here at MyMidtownMojo.com we enjoy helping our clients as they look to either purchase investment property in the Atlanta area, or look to establish a new home here.

We can sign the praise of the Atlanta film community as well!

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FREE Admission to Atlanta Attractions

HIgh Museum Midtown Atlanta
High Museum Midtown Atlanta

I’ll be the first to admit (and if you have lived anyplace for any length of time) that I’ve lived in Atlanta for many years, and there are some of these attractions I’ve never, ever seen! But knowing there is an opportunity to see them for… FREE…well just who can pass up an offer like that.

FREE Admission to Atlanta Attractions

Especially take note of the Atlanta History Center and the High Museum as some great options. And the Georgia State Parks and Historic sites can be great for when you are looking for that Saturday or Sunday jaunt out of Midtown Atlanta to experience something new.

FREE Admission to Atlanta Attractions

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