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What’s with all these film crews?

We’re back from a week at the beach, and while we were away tons of readers emailed to ask about filming going on around town. So we’re here to explain.

First, it’s Christmas in August in Midtown! An ABC Family film called “Ex Mas Carol” did some shooting last week, so if you rode by Bakeshop or the Midtown Starbucks last week, you might have noticed a bunch of camera equipment. More shooting continues this week. In fact, they’re going to be filming a big party scene Tuesday night and need extras to play background roles like party goers and bartenders. Email exmascarolextras@gmail.com if you want in.

The film is a modern twist on the Dickens classic, with an overworked PR professional in the lead instead of Scrooge. Stars included Chad Michael Murray of “One Tree Hill” fame, and Ashley Benson, known to “Pretty Little Liars” fans.

The Cartoon Network is filming something called “Neverfail” in the Decatur/Druid Hills area. That also continues this week.

And as my colleague RoHo told you last week, the “Footloose” folks are in town for the remake starring Julianne Hough. The casting call for extras for that flick is this Thursday at Cowboys in Kennesaw. Here are full details for how you can get involved.

19 comments Add your comment

Kathleen M

August 23rd, 2010
9:58 am

Tyler Perry’s next Madea film has taken over Inman Park, namely Austin Ave between Euclid and Moreland.

Jennifer Brett

August 23rd, 2010
10:20 am

Awesome, thanks! That one stars Bow Wow btw

ryan

August 23rd, 2010
1:42 pm

Big Mama’s House 3 is going to shoot in Atlanta also staring Martin Laurence .

Jenifer Brett

August 23rd, 2010
6:13 pm

Thanks Kathleen for letting me know! However, I don’t care.

sound guy

August 24th, 2010
3:14 pm

Big Momma’s 3 wrapped over a month ago.

kristy

August 24th, 2010
8:05 pm

While it’s a little ways outside of the loop, they’re filming ‘Vampire Diaries’ in Covington (and it is the world’s biggest pain in the a$$ as they keep blocking off my way to get home from work)

Sissy Coleman

August 25th, 2010
7:31 am

I you need extras, then let me know.

Dee

August 25th, 2010
12:50 pm

Since filming is taking place in midtown……….. is it safe to say he’s playing the role of a gay guy??? just asking.

Viv

August 25th, 2010
4:01 pm

Gee Dee. You are so pithy. Perhaps if you got out of Rockdale County once in a while you would know that Midtown is a diverse community full of all sorts of people. Including straight people. Gasp. But you keep on shooting for the lowest common denominator… obviously you are good at that.

blair

August 25th, 2010
5:13 pm

i was eating a late lunch at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q on monday and Dennis Quaid was eating there. I saw you mentioned he is doing the Footloose remake!

Mac

August 25th, 2010
5:46 pm

Doug Jones was in town the past couple of weeks to shoot The Candy Shop for Whitestone Motion Pictures (Buford).

Gafilms@hotmail.com

August 25th, 2010
7:31 pm

Oh, fine don’t mention the walking dead shooting hundreds of zombie all over Atlanta! Hard to miss the tanks army trucks ant the cobb civic center!!!

Cara

August 26th, 2010
12:04 pm

They are shooting a couple of scenes from the 5th installment of the Fast and the Furious over by the Ga Dome and Phillips Arena.

jj

August 26th, 2010
2:04 pm

The Rock has been spotted in Buckhead filming for Fast and Furious

Jami

August 26th, 2010
3:15 pm

It is at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Cobb Civic Center is in Marietta.

Tina

August 27th, 2010
9:58 pm

There’s been a zombie movie filming in Cabbagetown off and on the last month or so.

levelhead

August 31st, 2010
11:50 am

The HBO Hardknocks crew will be at the Cheyenne Grille on Monday Sept 13 to see the Bmore Ravens mangle the NY JETS at 7pm Peachtree battle Shopping center. Be there

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August 31st, 2010
10:11 pm

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