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Black Female-Owned TV/Film Studio, Post Production House Opens in Georgia

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 15, 2012 9:50 AM
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For all you content creators in the area... meet Open Rivers Pictures and its CEO and founder, Tammy Williams.

Nov 12, 2012 -- Atlanta, GA.—November 13, 2012. -- Open Rivers Pictures makes history today with the launch of Open Rivers Studios, the first African American female-owned television and film studio, and post-production facility in the state of Georgia.

The focus of Open Rivers Studios is creating, developing and producing original content including; documentaries, comedy series, children’s programming and sitcoms. “With aggressive growth across the digital platform, and the launch of several cable channels targeted to the African-American community, it makes great business sense to grow Open Rivers Pictures in the direction of developing more original content within our own facility, to service these individual distribution outlets,” says CEO and founder, Tammy Williams.

In addition, Open Rivers Studios is available for leasing in support of film studios, cable networks, photographers, casting, rehearsals, and production meetings.

Open Rivers Pictures has content divisions devoted to TV, film, digital and home entertainment, and houses a set construction department to support our original content needs.

"We're excited about launching the first studio of this caliber in Fayetteville, GA.,” says Williams. “Its surrounding suburban communities are ripe with wonderful neighborhoods and settings that will work well for film, and television backdrops.”

The State of Georgia and city of Fayetteville are very passionate about servicing the film community—evident in the 30% tax incentive program. Another highlight is that Fayetteville, GA, is only 20 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport making the commute effortless.

For more information about Open Rivers Pictures, Inc., please visit their website at or contact:

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  • Delma M. Webb | December 28, 2013 6:51 AMReply

    Love the website and video. Certainly posted Open Rivers on my Facebook page.

  • Jimmy E. Mcgee | May 13, 2013 4:29 PMReply

    The Cotton Club,the Apollo Theater,everyone in America is familiar with these venues for Black entertainment on the East Coast.However the West had a major entertainment center of its own.This entertainment centers was black owned and black built unlike the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.These venues service black patrons,white Hollywood celebs and Black Political and Intellectual leaders.Central Ave. the Dunbar Hotel, and the Lincoln Theater were Los Angeles Black Mecca.Having someone to present this project has been an itch that has not been scratched for most of my seventy one years.There were so many beautiful ,wonderful, and exciting growth experiences in L.A.during that era that is being lost an devalued.Nothing has been presented on a grand scale about this part of not only black history,but Los Angeles and American history. NewYorks Cotton Club had its clientele but nothing like Central Ave's Jazz scene which included Duke Ellington,Cab Calloway and many others.The Hollywood scene included William Randolph Hearst ,Betty Davis,Mae West and others.I have much infor mation on this wonderful period in Los Angeles. Maybe someone will realize this is a story that must be told. Thank you so much for your time.

  • Marcus Page | February 19, 2013 7:22 PMReply

    I have been searching up and down for a movie with a black woman playing the part of a Egyptian Queen like Cleopatra. There are none. I think that is so crazy. So I'm calling out to our brothers and sisters in Holly Wood to step up. Somebody please take on this task

  • Sheila White | December 22, 2012 10:29 PMReply

    I am so proud to see that doors is and has opening up for us! Keep up the work. I am the person that won the 2006 Supreme Court case against the railroad and trying to select a producer for my movie. I have a book call Fighting the Giant by: Sheila White I need to find an agency to guide me and help me. Do you know where i can start to find one? I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Sheila White

  • james isaac | December 2, 2012 11:50 AMReply

    Great !! Tammy lets talk..

  • Jo-Anne Saunders | November 27, 2012 4:17 PMReply

    Good Luck and GOD bless...

  • urbanauteur | November 19, 2012 3:45 PMReply

    Great News!;-)

  • Erica | November 17, 2012 11:28 AMReply

    I'm excited about this! :)

  • Aaron | November 16, 2012 7:28 PMReply

    Praise Olofi, Obatala, Yemaya, Auset, Maat, Allah, Jesus, and everyone else. Taking back control of our images.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | November 19, 2012 2:01 PM

    Hallelujah and Co-Sign on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JMac | November 15, 2012 10:32 PMReply


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