December Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Filmed in Atlanta by Swirl Films, the TV One original holiday movie Christmas Dilemma will air Dec. 6th at 7 p.m. ET… The movie Safety, based on the true story of former Clemson University safety Ray McElrathbey, will stream on Disney+ beginning Dec. 11th… Filmed in Augusta, the faith-based drama The Reason, starring Louis Gossett… Continue reading December Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

November Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Slasher comedy Freaky with Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton (which shot in metro Atlanta as Freaky Friday the 13th) makes it to theaters Nov. 13… ’Tis the season for heartwarming Christmas flicks. Charlie’s Christmas Wish, which if memory serves involves a dog, will be available on VOD and DVD Nov. 10. Filmed in Canton, the… Continue reading November Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

December Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell movie opens in theaters on Dec. 10… The gang from 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (also partially shot in Atlanta) returns on Dec. 13 when Jumanji: The Next Level enters movie theaters… Partly filmed in Conyers as well as Montgomery, Alabama, the civil rights legal drama Just Mercy starring Jamie… Continue reading December Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Last Christmas

The soundtrack to Last Christmas is a perfect collection of George Michael’s finest songs. The actual movie is literally the worst holiday film ever made. That’s in the most literal sense of “literally,” since screenwriter (and supporting actress) Emma Thompson couldn’t come up with a better idea than to directly translate the lyrics of “Last Christmas” into… Continue reading Last Christmas

October Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Filmed in Southeast Georgia, Will Smith’s sci-fi movie Gemini Man lands in theaters Oct. 11… The indie spookfest Along Came the Devil 2 has an Oct. 11 release date, if not in a theater near you then at least on VOD… The long-in-coming Zombieland: Double Tap hits theaters Oct. 18… The faith-based baseball drama Full… Continue reading October Georgia-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Ray J Needs a Date for Christmas

An original Christmas movie for TV One, Dear Santa, I Need a Date, is currently in production in Atlanta. Rapper Ray J (pictured), Reagan Gomez-Preston (voice of Roberta Tubbs on The Cleveland Show), Jay DeVon Johnson (Greenleaf) and Ann-Marie Johnson (JAG, House of Payne) are starring in the comedic tale of a successful, ambitious brother… Continue reading Ray J Needs a Date for Christmas

Dolly Parton Christmas Musical Films in Atlanta

Dolly Parton inside the HP Video studio for Dollywood's new 2013 show A Christmas Carol. Photo by Steven Bridges

The holiday-themed singin’/dancin’ musical Christmas on the Square is expected to film in Atlanta for two weeks in June. Directed by choreographer Debbie Allen, written and produced by Maria Schlatter and starring Dolly Parton (who also wrote all the music), the 90-minute Netflix feature special is about the residents of a small town trying to… Continue reading Dolly Parton Christmas Musical Films in Atlanta

Another Hallmark Christmas Movie Makes Atlanta Home

One of the bazillion Yuletide movies the Hallmark Channel has lined up for this year, the TV holiday flick Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses has been filming in the Atlanta area in recent days. Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf), Matthew Davis (Legacies, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) and Donna Mills (Knots Landing, shown here on-set with… Continue reading Another Hallmark Christmas Movie Makes Atlanta Home

Anna Kendrick’s Disney Xmas Movie Reshoots in Atlanta

Noelle, a Disney live action Christmas movie originally slated to be released theatrically, is instead going to air on Disney’s new streaming service, presumably during the 2019 holiday season. The bulk of the lighthearted family movie – which stars Anna Kendrick as Santa’s daughter, who is tasked with taking over the family business after the… Continue reading Anna Kendrick’s Disney Xmas Movie Reshoots in Atlanta

Hallmark’s Christmas Everlasting Films in Atlanta

Based on author Marie Bostwick’s novel The Second Sister, the Hallmark Channel holiday movie Christmas Everlasting is now filming in Atlanta. Tatyana Ali (pictured, The Young and the Restless), singer Patti LaBelle, Dondre Whitfield (OWN’s Queen Sugar) and Dennis Haysbert (Allstate Insurance commercials) are starring in the tale of a rising attorney in a corporate law… Continue reading Hallmark’s Christmas Everlasting Films in Atlanta

Atlanta Gets Coins for Christmas

The latest TV One original movie to film in Atlanta and surrounding areas is a holiday production titled Coins for Christmas. Essence Atkins (UPN’s Half & Half, TBS’s Are We There Yet?, pictured), Stephen Bishop (Imposters, Being Mary Jane), Karlie Redd (Saints & Sinners), TC Carson (Living Single), singer Kelly Price and comedian/musician/dancer Lil’ JJ… Continue reading Atlanta Gets Coins for Christmas

Merry Wish-Mas Unwraps in Atlanta

Terri Vaughn (#DigitalLivesMatter) is producing and directing Merry Wish-Mas, a feel-good, romantic comedy movie for TVOne. Actor/comedian David Mann and his wife, gospel singer Tamela Mann (pictured) are executive producing and starring as old high school friends who reunite at a wellness facility. Kim Fields (Living Single), Towanda Braxton (Braxton Family Values), Elizabeth Omilami (Madea’s Family… Continue reading Merry Wish-Mas Unwraps in Atlanta

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Back when I was releasing records, a band would announce, in late October, that they hoped to release a Christmas single, and I would have to walk them through a creative process including how studio time would need to be booked, then the recording must be mastered before being pressed while the sleeve art would… Continue reading The Man Who Invented Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas


Wallowing in that kookoo crazy filth-pit of the normally sleazy secular raunch genre, this hectic holiday celebration includes waxing a male stripper’s scrotum, obnoxious drunk antics and occasionally lewd grinding motion sickness, but like most great Christmas movies finds its epiphany at the stroke of midnight during Christmas Mass. Exasperated and overwhelmed when her overly critical… Continue reading A Bad Moms Christmas

Office Christmas Party

Caught between the Vanstone siblings – Carol (Jennifer Aniston), who as the interim CEO for a computer tech company plans to shut down the Chicago branch run by her brother Clay (T.J. Miller) – Josh (Jason Bateman) is on the razor’s edge. Recovering from a recently finalized divorce, Josh discovers that he might just be… Continue reading Office Christmas Party