Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation's Eric Zala: Atlanta Film Chat Episode 147

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Did you ever want to remake one of your favorite films with your friends as a kid? What if you went through with it, had public screenings, and caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, thet director of the original film? That's exactly what happened with Eric Zala and his friends when they made their own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

We got to sit down with Eric before his talk at SCADFilm rare public airing of the DIY remake of Raiders and Q&A last week. He told us about making the film, future plans, the documentary Raiders! now on Netflix about their lives, and why it's important to get out there and finish something!

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Film Bar Monday tonight (7/3) is at The Independent. Next week (7/10) it's at Joystick Gamebar. Check for all dates and times!

Screenwriters (or anyone interested in screenwriting), head to the July Black List Happy Hour on Wednesday at 7 PM at Smith's Olde Bar! The special guest this month is Kevin Gillese from Dad's Garage.

Actors, do you need taping services in Atlanta? Head to Frat Pack Productions! Are you auditioning for a show like The Walking Dead or Stranger Things? Tape with actors from those shows or similar projects instead of just getting shoved into an empty room and left to your own devices. Plus, they're open 7 days a week!

Make sure to check out the great local project "The Red Cape" - a short drama from local producer Brendon Murphy.  A young black boy and his father struggle to survive the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot - the only proven violent overthrow of a government in US History. Follow the project at!


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