Gray Television’s Tupelo Honey Invests In Swirl Films
Swirl Films, an independent film and television production company with a core focus in diversity inclusion, announced today that video production company Tupelo Honey has made a strategic investment in Swirl Films’ ATL Film Studios. The investment expands the multifaceted partnership between Swirl Films and Tupelo Honey, which is owned by Gray Television. Swirl says the investment will create new opportunities to host productions from Tupelo Honey, while also further supporting Swirl Films’ current and future client base.
ATL Film Studios is a fully functional production studio on an 11-acre secure site comprising two 20,000-square foot sound stages, a 30,000-square foot mill space and a complement of production services. The state-of-the-art facility also offers LED walls, blue screen, ample office space and standing sets that lend themselves to hospital, school, home/apartment and salon settings. Most recently, ATL Film Studios has been home to multiple projects produced for BET Network, Lifetime, TV One, Bounce TV and others.
“The investment by Tupelo Honey will allow ATL Film Studios to expand its capabilities and bolster film and television productions in Atlanta for Swirl Films as well as industry leading partners,” said Eric Tomosunas, founder and CEO of Swirl Films and CEO of ATL Film Studios. “Tupelo Honey’s investment will also allow us to expand employment opportunities for the rapidly-growing production community in the South, as well as further establish Atlanta as the leading video production hub in the world.”
Swirl Films provides the full suite of production services from script to screen for movies, biopics, scripted series, award shows and documentaries. Swirl Films’ customers rely on the company for writing, directing, producing, budgeting, scheduling, casting and/or post-production audio, editing and color grading for their projects.
Swirl Films’ project slate includes the wildly popular original drama series, Saints & Sinners, and as well as high-quality films and series produced for TV One, BET, Bounce, Lifetime, Hallmark, Reel One, Netflix & Up TV.
In the last several years, Swirl Films has delivered over five dozen original productions across various platforms and distributors, including BET, TV One, Bounce, Lifetime, Hallmark, Reel One, Netflix and Up TV.
Founded by Cary Glotzer, Tupelo Honey is a full-service production company with more than 24 years of experience in sports, music and entertainment. Tupelo Honey produces live network broadcasts, live streams, REMI live video productions, documentaries, reality programming, commercials, branded entertainment, promos and digital content. With offices in New York, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte, N.C., Tupelo’s Emmy Award-winning staff creates content across all linear, digital, OTT and social media platforms.