- The set of Anchorman 2 (BTW! Anchorman 2 is filming here. Although not really until March) has been besieged by wire thieves. This is something we at Creative Loafing have had first hand experience with (at least, at the old office. Class).
- Programming Note: The Clermont Lounge will be featured on the Travel Channel series "The Layover" with known badass Anthony Bourdain this Monday the 14th (you may remember he was here filming in the fall).
- Denzel Washington has been Oscar-nominated for his role in the Georgia-filmed Flight (yes we will take credit for this - come on, this is one of the better movies that's been made here!)
- Big Boi has released a video tribute to Atlanta, "In the A," featuring Atlanta natives T.I. & Ludacris.
- Mark Wahlberg was in town this week promoting his new movie Broken City (and gave out a great shout-out of support to the Falcons).
- In "They're just like us!" news, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was spotted shopping at a local Walmart this week [thanks to @PeachyScoop] Hey, it's a slow week!
- Venerable Soap star Susan Lucci was at Chops this week, dining with her husband, daughter (suspected daughter, anyway) and NFL hall-of-famer Fran Tarkenton.
- BET's "The Game" has been filming at the Georgia Dome this week.
- Tyler Perry is back filming in McDonough. Next week he's expected to set up a Christmas scene for his upcoming movie A Madea Christmas (or so it is believed). According to OLV, "The shoot is expected to take place around the Welcome Center, Party Time, and the Annex Building behind the Bliss cupcake shop."
- The upcoming film Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, is rumored to be setting up production in Conyers (that should begin filming next week). Home base seems to be the Ebenezer United Methodist, and signs have also been spotted indicating a set in the Stanton Woods Subdivision.
- The Last of Robin Hood, starring Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon, should be starting its local filming in February.
Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? We need 'em! Especially during this slow summer season. Drop me a line: ATLwood@cln.com or send me a tweet @keeneTV (don't forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood)!
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