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U.S.A – Georgia

Georgia Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Georgia? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.

Filming in Georgia

For an introduction to shooting in Georgia see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.

For information on the country of Georgia see here.

Georgia Film Locations

Atlanta is the state capital and largest city in Georgia. It is an up and coming centre for filmmaking, with generous tax incentives attracting filmmakers from all over the world. It is also a vibrant business centre with a range of tech and creative companies attracting young creative transplants from other states.

Atlanta’s offers a diversity of impressive locations. Neighborhoods of note include Downtown, Midtown, Little Five Points, Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta Village, Castleberry Hill, Decatur, and Buckhead. Film locations of note include The BeltLine, Piedmont Park, Centennial Olympic Park, Fox Theatre, CNN Studio, World of Coca Cola, Atlanta Marriott Marquis interior, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Krog Street Tunnel, higher learning centers (Clark Atlanta University and Agnes Scott College), sport stadiums (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, SunTrust Park, Philips Arena), MARTA, shots of the Atlanta city skyline from the Jackson Street Bridge, Spaghetti Junction highway overpasses, Swan House, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport which is the busiest airport in the world. Ponce City Market and Krog Market are trendy refurbished locations. Atlanta has a vibrant local music scene ranging from hip-hop, gospel, and indie-rock. Atlanta has a 3/4-scale model of the White House.

Outside of Atlanta you can find Old-South looks such as plantations, steam trains, riverboats, Old Car City USA, Rex Mill Bridge, Southern Belle Farm, and Americana towns such as Social Circle, Covington, Juliette, Madison, Dahlonega, Elberton, Sparta, Milledgeville, Thomasville, and Jackson where Stranger Things was filmed. The mountain town of Helen is known for its known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings. The city of Savannah is known for its garden squares lined with Antebellum mansions, Spanish Moss hanging from Cypress and Oak trees. Savannah has hosted productions such as Ford v Ferrari (2019), Forrest Gump (1994), and Cape Fear (1991). Other cities of interest include Augusta, home of the Masters golf tournament, as well as the university town of Athens. Central State Hospital is an abandoned asylum located in Milledgeville. Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta is an impressive Hindu temple. Jekyll Island Club is a beautiful structure.

Natural locations of interest include the Appalachian Mountains, lakes, rivers, Stone Mountain Park, Tallulah Falls and Gorge, Providence Canyon, islands, beaches and swamplands. Georgian farms grow peaches, cotton, tobacco, peanuts and corn.

Georgia has hosted productions including Black Panther (2018), Selma (2014), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Blind Side (2009), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2 (2014-2015), Flight (2012), Forrest Gump (1994), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Cape Fear (1991), Deliverance (1972) and the series The Outsider, Stranger Things, and Ozark.

Deliverance (1972) filmed in locations such as Chattooga River, Tallulah Gorge, Rabun Gap and Clayton.

My Cousin Vinny (1992) filmed in locations including Eatonton, Monticello, Gainesville, Alto, Covington, and Bostwick.

Georgia Film Location Permits

Georgia does not require state-wide film permits. The permitting process varies depending on what part of the state you are shooting in and the type of permit you require. In general, permitting is a quick, easy and inexpensive process. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Georgia has hot and humid summers, with the exception of mountain areas, which are cooler. Winters are mild with occasional snow in the interior. Fall colors come to the mountains in the north. Georgia receives many tornadoes although they are generally weak. Georgia is also vulnerable to hurricanes.

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the United States.

Unique Local Stories

Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.

If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.

If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.

Georgia Tax Incentives For Filming

Georgia offers a 20% transferrable tax credit. An additional 10% is available if the finished production includes a promotional “Filmed in Georgia” logo. Savannah offers an additional rebate of 10% for any film, TV, and commercials productions that shoot in Greater Savannah.

Georgia Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Georgia has a large and experienced pool of local crew.

Contact us if you are looking for a Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, or Athens based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Georgia.

Talent. The local population is predominately Caucasian and African American. Atlanta is a major film hub offering an impressive array of locally based characters. Movie character stereotypes include Atlanta hip-hop artists, gospel singers, peach farmers, and good ole boys.

Georgia Film Equipment

Equipment. Georgia offers a good range of standard and specialised camera, grip, and lighting equipment.

Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.

Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.

For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.

Georgia Studios & Post Production

Georgia has several state of the art facilities to choose from. Pinewood Studios has five sound stages totalling 100,000 sq ft.

Georgia Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Athens and other areas of Georgia. Hotels of note include:

Mandarin Oriental

Final Notes

Safety. Georgia is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.

Down Time. Shrimp n Grits. Peach cobbler.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Georgia, please see below:

Hire Georgia Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in Georgia, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Georgia, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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