reelTalk: ATL Casting Call, New CNN Series, Movie Studio Construction, and more

reelTalk is reelATL’s a must-read newsletter with the very latest production headlines from around greater Atlanta.

LISA LING’S NEW CNN SERIES:  “This Is Life With Lisa Ling” is set to debut on Atlanta-based CNN Worldwide at 10 p.m. Sunday. Per Rodney Ho, her new series is similar to her OWN show “Our America With Lisa Ling.” “In both cases, she tackles provocative issues such as child beauty pageants, polygamy and faith healers.”

CASTING CALL:  FOX reality show “MasterChef” is holding a casting call in Atlanta on Saturday. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel.

NEW MOVIE STUDIO: A new film studio is one step closer to opening near Savannah, Ga. Per the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Medient Studios Inc. has hired Choate Contruction Co. as construction manager for the “studioplex” project, which is planned for a 1,600-acre site.

FAA LIKELY TO APPROVAL MOVIE-MAKING DRONES: The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to grant permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, according to the Associated Press. However, the permits may come with limitations.


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