Optional Day

Atlanta as the “Hollywood of the South”

The 2017 Annual Meeting will include an Optional Day on Thursday, October 26, focused on Atlanta as a fast-growing center for film and television production. Many of the biggest films in the world have been filmed in Atlanta. Attendees will be able to see many of the shooting locations and learn more about Atlanta’s film industry as well as its place in the Civil Rights Movement.

The Optional Day will begin with a talk on the legal aspects of the film industry, followed by a guided bus tour of Atlanta filming locations by Atlanta Movie Tours. Stops on the tour will include Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and sites used in filming Selma, Hidden Figures, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and Captain America: Civil War.

The cost of the Optional Day will be $85, a fantastic value that includes:

• Both breakfast & lunch
• A lecture on legal aspects of the film industry in Atlanta
• A tour (custom-built for IALL) of Atlanta’s major filming locations

For more information on Atlanta as a “film mecca,” including then-Governor Jimmy Carter’s prominent role in kick-starting development of the industry, check out this recent CNBC article.