Watch our special look at the Georgia film industry,"Georgia Goes Hollywood," Wednesday September 13 at 8p
There's a reason Atlanta is called the Hollywood of the South: if you haven't seen a yellow crew sign or two in the past few years, you're not looking hard enough.
That's a major reason why we decided to roll out our special Wed. night, "Georgia Goes Hollywood", to spotlight all of the amazing ways that the film industry is transforming our state, from the Marvel franchises filming here to the massive Pinewood Studios complex to the Walking Dead set.
Here are some pretty impressive Oscar-nominated films that made Georgia their home base in the past few years:
The Monroe County Courthouse doubles as the courthouse where Mary goes to convince the judge to grant her permission to attend night classes at an all-white school. (Photos: Hidden Figures/GA Dept. of Economic Development )
The circular Frederick Douglass Hall stood in for some exteriors and interiors at NASA. The iconic scene where Katherine is forced to run to another bathroom in the rain was shot in the parking lot outside Douglass Hall. (Photos: Hidden Figures/GA Dept. of Economic Development )
Sully:Nominated (2017): Sound Editing
Try this for a brain teaser: A film about New York moved to Atlanta -- and turned Atlanta into New York, Texas, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
For starters, an Alpharetta home doubled as Sully's home in San Francisco. (Photos: Sully)
Filmmakers brought vintage cars to the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, which stood in for a courthouse. (Photos: Selma, GA Dept. Economic Development)
The Georgia Tech Academy of Medicine served as the backdrop for Alabama Gov. George Wallace's speech speaking out against the movement. (Photos: Selma, GA Tech)
The Blind Side
Two separate Buckhead mansions stood in as the Tuohy's lavish East Memphis estate. (Photos: The Blind Side)
Atlanta International School and Westminster doubled as the prestigious Wingate Christian School. Agnes Scott was used as a foil for the University of Mississippi. (Photos: The Blind Side, Atlanta International School)
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