Upcoming opening of Athena studios; ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ visits Atlanta virtually Nov. 7; New Country Fundraiser
“We believe we can provide them with a better quality of life here,” he said.
Atlanta-based Raulet Property Partners (which operates several Stageworks studios around Atlanta) will oversee clients. Cinelease will provide lighting, cameras and other equipment.
Harber, who has spent decades developing student housing, medical buildings and industrial spaces, said he considered buying the site for a film/TV studio in 2019, but the state passed on the he era’s controversial anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill — and in the face of warnings of an entertainment industry boycott — gave him pause. Then the pandemic delayed his investment for a few more years.
While he’s aware of a huge influx of new studios and stages coming to Georgia in the next 12-24 months, he’s not worried about a lack of demand. Many production companies have already inquired, he said.
“All goal-oriented steps in Georgia are considered,” Harber said. “The permanent workforce in the state has grown tremendously. It’s a great business environment. Your dollar goes a little further. Why not Georgia?
Days after Trevor Noah and “The Daily Show” physically spent a week in Atlanta, syndicated daytime talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” is hosting a virtual celebration of the city on Monday, Nov. 7.
The talk show, which airs at 9 a.m. on WSB-TV in Atlanta, was unable to physically come to town, which was too much of a logistical challenge, “Live” executive producer Michael Gelman said in a brief interview with The Atlanta. Journal-Constitution.
Instead, the show’s two hosts, Kelly Ripa and Atlanta native Ryan Seacrest, will speak remotely to Channel 2 Action News reporter Richard Belzer and fly Atlanta restaurateur Kelli Ferrell, founder from Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles to Conyers and McDonough, to cook. a dish.
And though Atlanta is spotlighted on the eve of the midterm elections, “Live” is assiduously apolitical. “People want a little break,” Gelman said.
The show will feature Tampa, Cleveland, San Francisco and Dallas the other four days this week.
New Country 101.5 raised $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta last week via a Kane Brown-led charity concert at Variety Playhouse.
Brown, who has bagged nine No. 1 hits on Billboard’s national airplay charts since 2017, played for more than an hour for 1,000 fans.
“This donation will directly benefit thousands of young leaders in our clubs who have a passion for music and the arts and could one day become the next Kane Brown,” said David Jernigan, President and CEO of Boys & Girls. Metro Atlanta Clubs, in a press release.