Friday, August 22, 2014

First Slice 8/22/14: Movie studios as far as the eye can see, forever and ever

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM

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Atlanta developer Jim Jacoby is partnering with MBS3, a Los Angeles-based production studio affiliated with filmmaker James Cameron, to help develop what he says will be the Southeast's largest movie studio along Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Gwinnett County. Worth discussing: can metro Atlanta develop a movie studio bubble?

The majority of members of influential state boards that decide student tuition, oversee one of the state's economic engines, and protect the environment have pumped more than $1 million into the political machines aimed at keeping Gov. Nathan Deal, who appointed them, in office.

Atlanta Police charged Christopher Ballard in the July killing of 22-year-old Anthony Hill at a music studio on Lakewood Avenue.

Kent Brantly, the doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia, credited the medical team that treated him at Emory University Hospital and God for saving his life. Brantly and Nancy Writebol, another aid worker, were released yesterday.

The next CEO of The Home Depot will be... you! Wait, no, it'll be Craig Menear. Your time will come, we promise.

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