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The Help’s Tate Taylor involved in movie about James Brown’s life, set for Natchez

August 23, 2013

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Jackson native Tate Taylor, who made the movie The Help, is ready to make another movie in Mississippi, and it will be made in Natchez. In a Huffington Post story, it was reported that Taylor is set to begin work on a movie about James Brown’s life… Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, […]

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Natchez could be site for ‘major movie announcement’

August 23, 2013

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In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director  Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi. The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes […]

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Time Magazine editorial: Paula Deen victim of ‘implacable witch hunting’

June 28, 2013

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Paula Deen grew up in Georgia. In the ’50s. Her world was the one depicted in the book “The Help”, in which black people’s status as lesser beings was casually assumed. So, who is really surprised that she has used the N word in her life? It would be downright strange if she hadn’t, and […]

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New York Times gives readers a 36-hour visit to Jackson

May 30, 2013

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When movie crews descended on Jackson in 2010 to film “The Help,” based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel about the city’s maids in the 1960s, they transformed the streets of its trendiest neighborhood into a retro backdrop. Given locals’ loyalty to mom-and-pop stores like Brent’s Drugs, where you can still sit at the counter and order […]

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“The Help” Wins Big at SAG

January 30, 2012

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“The Help,” a Mississippi-made film about race and relationships in 1960′s Jackson, has done it again. The movie, based on the novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, won the coveted Best Ensemble Cast award at last night’s 18th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards show in Los Angeles. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer who played African-American […]

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“The Help” Earns Oscar Nod

January 24, 2012

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The 84th Academy Awards on ABC can count on a likely higher viewing audience from the Magnolia State this year. Oscar’s 2012 picks for Best Picture include  “The Help”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett. The story of black and white women growing up in 1960′s Mississippi […]

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Film Summit offers tips for investors

July 15, 2011

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More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best […]

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Canton is Open for Movie Business

July 11, 2011

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CANTON- The film industry is no stranger to Mississippi with its list of popular movies from “A Time to Kill” and “My Dog Skip” to “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou” and “The Help.” Hollywood is looking forward to Mississippi’s new tax incentives and studio facility. Mississippians in turn are hoping the Magnolia State will follow […]

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