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‘American Idol’ Alum Lauren Alaina to Make Film Debut in ‘Road Less Traveled’: Exclusive

By Michele Amabile Angermiller American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina is set to star in her very first movie, Road Less Traveled, and Billboard got some exclusive insight into the production. The film — named for Alaina’s single of the same name — co-stars Charlene Tilton (Dallas) and has begun production in Knoxville, Tennessee. […]

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Why Your Next Film Should Be in Knoxville, Tennessee

By Benjamin Lindsay When writer-director Adam Rifkin set out to film his self-professed passion project, “Dog Years” (written for and starring Burt Reynolds as an old-time movie star down on his luck), it was some time before he chose a place to film it. But when he landed on Knoxville, Tennessee, the filmmaker knew he […]

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Movie starring Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter to film in Knoxville in June

By Maggie Jones “Dog Years,” an upcoming movie starring “Smokey and the Bandit” actor Burt Reynolds, 80, and actress Ariel Winter, 18, (“Modern Family”), will film in Knoxville beginning in June, according to a release from Visit Knoxville. The film will employ around 100 people, and Visit Knoxville Film Office director Curt Willis has been […]

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