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2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi

COLUMBUS — In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. “We had a rather remarkable year last year and we expect that to continue,” said Ward Emling, director of the Mississippi Film Office. While in the past, movies filmed in Mississippi were based on stories that took place ...

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Universal offering red carpet screening of 'Get on Up'

On July 27, Universal Pictures will hold an exclusive red carpet screening of the James Brown biopic Get on Up at Grandview Cinema in Madison. Mississippi native and Get on Up director Tate Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, the film’s star, will be in attendance. In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Taylor directs 42’s Boseman as ...

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Film on James Brown to start shooting today; Aykroyd added to cast

NATCHEZ — Filming begins today in Natchez for “Get On Up,” a biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Executive producer Trish Hoffman said extras are still needed for several scenes, including a Vietnam scene that will be filmed at the Natchez-Adams County Airport in December. “Slowly but surely, we’re getting all the cast together, and we’re almost fully ...

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Director of 'The Help' wants film business to grow

JACKSON — Director Tate Taylor says he wants to make his native Mississippi a place where people can build careers with steady work in the movie business. He filmed “The Help” in the state in 2010 and announced Aug. 26 that he will make a feature film about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, with the intention of shooting “every ...

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Natchez could be site for 'major movie announcement'

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 the project will be centered ...

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Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Malco Grandview ...

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

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 a chocolate malt, it didn’t ...

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Sorority recognizes Roach

Mississippi native Florence Roach was honored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. with the Shining Star Award at its Centennial Kick-Off Hollywood Gala in Los Angeles. Roach was recognized for her performances on stage and on film. In 2011, she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie “The Help.” She also appeared in Craig Brewer’s “Black Snake Moan”, several independent ...

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