AMC taping 'Halt & Catch Fire' pilot in Hiram

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AMC is shooting a TV pilot "Halt & Catch Fire" in Hiram, GA dramatizing the personal computing boom of the 1980s.

If it becomes a series, this will be AMC's third program shot in Georgia, after "The Walking Dead" and reality show "Small Town Security."

It's unclear if AMC will keep the show in Georgia if it goes to series.

"Halt & Catch Fire" will tape from April 15 through 29. has details on the pilot.

David Wilson Barnes (You Don’t Know Jack) has been cast in AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire. Set in the early 1980s, it dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, Joe (Lee Pace); an engineer, Gordon (Scoot McNairy); and a prodigy, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis, below left), whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Barnes, repped by Innovative Artists, will play Dale Barnes, SVP of Sales, North America, for IBM. He is Joe’s foil, with the conflict between these two men being personal as much as it is professional.

 Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie. Pace will play the visionary, the confident and powerful Joe MacMillan. Once a superstar salesman at IBM, MacMillan recently departed under mysterious circumstances only to resurface at a Dallas tech company. Davis plays the prodigy, Cameron Howe, a talented but volatile computer programming graduate student whose aggressive exterior has everything to do with protecting a vulnerability underneath. AMC Studios is producing the pilot, with Johnson and Melissa Bernstein executive producing. Lee, repped by CAA, Management 360 and Peikoff Mahan, recently co-starred in Lincoln, the final Twilight installment and The Hobbit. Campanella is CAA, Protocol Entertainment and Douglas Stone.

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