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Welcome to Hollywood of the South

Known as Hollywood of the South™, Covington Georgia has become a mecca for the television and film industry. Easily transformed into a Civil War village, a 1950’s town or a modern day city, Covington’s scenic filming locations, moderate temperatures, International airport accessibility and community film production crew services support have become a real draw for directors, producers, location scouts, filmmakers and TV Productions of all genres and budgets. Currently known as Mystic Falls, VA, for The Vampire Diaries, Covington and Newton County Georgia has also been home to The Dukes of Hazzard, In the Heat of the Night and over 60 film productions.

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Covington – Newton County Georgia is a certified Premier Camera Ready Film Production Services Community by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. For more information on what it means to be a Camera Ready Community, go HERE.

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Miracles From Heaven: Scenes Filmed In Newton County

Miracles From Heaven: Scenes Filmed In Newton County

Covington is branded The Original Hollywood of the South because of the many film productions that took place here. A few years ago, an inspirational movie was released that was based on the a story. Miracles From Heaven hit the big screen in March of 2016 and has several scenes that were filmed in Covington. Miracles…

FootLoose Filmed in Covington

FootLoose (2011) is a modernization of the classic 1984 film that goes by the same name. The updated version was directed by Craig Brewer and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, and Dennis Quaid. Looking to keep the small-town vibe of the original, the production was initially planned to be filmed in Tennessee; however Georgia’s southern…

Get Low Scenes Filmed in Covington

Get Lowis a film released in 2009 starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black and Gerald McRaney.  Directed by Aaron Schneider, Get Low is equal parts folk-tale, fable and real-life legend set in Tennessee in the 1930s.  The story follows hermit Felix Bush, who famously throws his own funeral party while he is…

Dukes of Hazzard Film Locations at Oxford College

Newton County has an extensive history in the film industry and perhaps its first notable entry is the TV Series The Dukes of Hazard by Gy Waldron. Waldron directed a film called Moonrunners in 1975 which had a similar premise and inspired him to go on and create Dukes of Hazard. The TV series focused…

Filmed in Covington: Madea’s Family Reunion

Being The Original Hollywood of the South R, we are proud to have so many film productions choose Covington and with Georgia being  the number one filming state in thr country, there seems to be no end in sight! Some of the most popular films that chose are Remember The Titans, Sweet Home Alabama and My Cousin…

10 Reasons Why Covington is The Original Hollywood of the South

Covington has been branded “The Original Hollywood of the South” for quite a while now. You are constantly hearing us and other refer to locals as this but do you really know why? It’s not just because The Vampire Diaries filmed here. Don’t get us wrong, we love our Vampires but there is more to…