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December 12, 2010
Investor Takes Active Role
by Randy McClain, The Tennessean Business Editor

Banker J. Hunter Atkins, chairman of the Bank of Nashville, likes to dive into the unknown, and this time he’s in deep (but fun) financial waters. Atkins has gone into the movie business. The guy who lists his favorite all-time films as The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has joined forces with filmmaker and studio owner Curt Hahn on what figures to be a seven-figure investment.

February 07, 2010
by Vicky Travis, The Tennessean

Casting Rippavilla Plantation as one of the stars of the movie Deadline was a no-brainer for director Curt Hahn. "We looked at every antebellum mansion in the area," Hahn said. "Rippavilla was perfect and great to work with." The historic home helps tell a story of redemption and justice in Deadline, a movie by Nashville-based Film House that is being shot completely in Tennessee. Rippavilla is no stranger to show business. Plantation director Pam Perdue said Film House has used the mansion as a backdrop for other projects, videos and training films.