Newscast: Chicken Salad Chick grand opening is Aug. 27. ‘Black Widow’ filming in Rome? Crushing idea at Crushed Tomato. Rant: Cutting the media ‘middle man or woman.’ Plus: Ryan Simmons of Rome’s Brand Red Studios on Atlanta Film Chat podcast.

Newscast: Chicken Salad Chick grand opening is Aug. 27. ‘Black Widow’ filming in Rome? Crushing idea at Crushed Tomato. Rant: Cutting the media ‘middle man or woman.’ Plus: Ryan Simmons of Rome’s Brand Red Studios on Atlanta Film Chat podcast.

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 What’s on today’s news menu:

  • Dining: Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’s grand opening in Rome is Aug. 27. 
  • What we’re hearing…:  Wendy Davis returns to GPB’s Political Rewind today at 2 p.m. Summerville’s Crushed Tomato adds ice cream sodas (they had us at pizza). Whole lot of music downtown this Saturday.
  • Floyd County Police: Cartersville woman arrested on charges of meeting three prison inmates at Johnson Elementary, providing them alcohol. 
  • Avengers’ Black Widow fliming in town? ‘Blue Bayou’ is working title for Scarlett Johansson solo feature. 
  • Rant of the Day: More and more companies cutting media ‘middle man or woman,’ going right to the customer.  

Recommended podcasts with a local hook:

Ryan Simmons of Brand Red Studios joined Jeff Walsh of Atlanta Film Chat to discuss the locally produced documentary, Running A.T. Full Speed. It documents Drew Barnett — formerly of Rome — on his quest to raise $100,000 for the orphans of Uganda by beating the world’s longest distance speed record on the Appalachian Trail. Simmons and Walsh discuss the production, being on location and some of the hurdles that created, and editing 300 hours of footage. You’ll find the latest episode at Atlanta Film Chat.

Next from The Druck Report: Inside the changes at Rome Floyd Parks and Rec and what’s next with Todd Wofford and Jim Alred.

 

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