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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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Award-Winning Prisoners Movie: Filmed in Newton & Rockdale Co.

The 2013 Academy-Award nominated Prisoners movie is a locally-lensed film starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal that will have you arrested in your seat until the very end. This Georgia-commissioned production was assigned to shoot in local areas like Porterdale, Conyers, and Monroe to depict the tale of two young girls who go missing after…

Behind the Scenes Look at High Octane: Episode 5 of Dukes of Hazzard

Earlier this month, June 5th was recognized as National Moonshine Day. This bootleggin’ homemade corn liquor has been a popular elixir of the Appalachian area since the early 1800’s. Some may say it’s strong enough to use as an alternative to fossil fuel. If you don’t believe us, just ask Uncle Jesse Duke of the…

Behind the Scenes of Taken 3: They Are Going to Take You….to Georgia

What is that sound? There’s a shatter of broken glass from the other room, and footsteps of several men who are breaking into your home. You receive a phone call from a familiar, brooding voice giving you instructions on how to survive, and says, “The next part is very important. They are going to take…

Vacation Movie Reboot: Chug Run Scene at Twelve Oaks

“I don’t even remember the original Vacation.“ …gripes a young James Griswold in the newest Vacation movie, released in 2015. “This vacation must stand on its own,” replies Rusty Griswold [played by Georgia-born Ed Helms], the now grown-up patriarch of the Griswold family. And yes, the play on words was completely intentional here. This dialogue…

Inside the Reel Houses of Mystic Falls: Grams Bennett

It’s no secret that Covington/Newton County is home to the famous Mystic Falls clocktower, the Gilbert House, and Lockwood Mansion. But did you know that the character for Bonnie’s Grandmother, Sheila Bennett or Grams Bennett, also lived in a local house was used on location for filming? This magical matron was the co-star in many episodes of…

Southern Fried Homicide: Served with a Side of Small-Town Charm

“Murder, with a side of biscuits and gravy.” -ID Network President and General Manager, Henry Schleiff This was the premise behind the Investigation Discovery series titled Southern Fried Homicide. The show began in 2013 as a 10-part series, and since then has filmed 2 additional seasons. In fact, the launch of the show was part…