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Georgia Film Office celebrates 40 years with “Zombieland” screening

The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment office, a division of the Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), will continue its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration with a special screening of the Georgia-lensed “Zombieland” at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30pm.

“The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of film and television productions in Georgia with the industry, visitors, and locals, said Lee Thomas, Director of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office. “Started by Governor Jimmy Carter in 1973, the film office has assisted with more than 700 feature film productions since its inception, including Sony Pictures’ runaway hit “Zombieland,” which began an epidemic of zombie projects in the state.”

Prior to the screening of the Georgia-filmed “Zombieland,” attendees are invited to take part in a costume contest for a chance to $1,000 in prizes and a pair of one-day memberships to Dragon Con on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6:30pm dressed like a zombie or their favorite Georgia-filmed movie character. The winners of Georgia Tourism’s ‘Homegrown with a Twist’ Summer Celebration video contest will also be announced and shown on the big screen.

To find out what film and television productions have shot in Georgia over the past 40 years, visit  The state’s new interactive website promotes Georgia’s film and music history, film tours, Georgia-filmed productions, film locations, destinations, festivals and other events.

Tickets for “Zombieland” and the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival are on sale now at or by calling 855-285-8499.

Dragon Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe, will take place August 30–September  2, 2013 in Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now at

IMPORTANT: This is a family-friendly event. Any costumes deemed by Fox Staff to be obscene or overly offensive will be eliminated from the contest and asked to leave the theatre. The following items are prohibited: weapons, alcohol, drugs, explosives, outside food or beverages, coolers, lawn chairs, laser pointers, skates, spiked jewelry/belts, banners, backpacks, and flyers.  No toy weapons allowed.

About GDEcD:

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia, and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects. Visit