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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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From Podcast to Production: Real Folklore Depicted on Amazon’s Lore-Part One

From Podcast to Production: Real Folklore Depicted on Amazon’s Lore-Part One

In our previous blogs about Amazon’s Lore, we have discussed this highly anticipated series release with teasers. Now that this series is finally streaming on Amazon, can you spot some familiar sites in the very first episode? In this episode, They Made A Tonic, we are introduced to George Brown of Rhode Island in 1882. George suffers…

Jason Lives— Another Friday the 13th in the Hollywood of the South

It’s Friday the 13th again! Do you suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia? It’s the fear of this much-dreaded date. But this spooky and superstitious day is a cause for celebration in Covington, Georgia, otherwise known as the original Hollywood of the South®. Covington/Newton County, Georgia is quite accustomed to the supernatural. This small-town film hub has welcomed…

Economic Impact of Film Tourism in Newton County, Georgia

According to FilmL.A., Georgia is now recognized as the #1 filming location in the world.  The great tax incentives and dynamic landscapes have made the choice simple for production crews, and the economic impact on the state and camera-ready communities has paid off greatly. In 2016, Georgia’s tourism impact generated $61.1 billion in revenue and…

From Podcast to Production: Stream the Series Based on Lore Podcast

Are you as excited as we are for Amazon’s Lore, the new original series by Amazon Video? We’ve been putting teasers in some very special blog articles regarding this upcoming series, based on the popular Lore podcast, as we prepare for the premiere on Friday, October 13th. All 6 episodes of Season 1 will be…

The Best Places in Mystic Falls to Journal for National Dear Diary Day

Dear Diary… In the beginning of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, teenage love is sparked between young Elena Gilbert and vampiric Stefan Salvatore as the show reveals their innermost fears and desires through journaling. The first episode gives us a glimpse inside the minds of both characters, and also gives us the first inkling of…

From Podcast to Production: Teasers from Behind-the-Scenes of Lore

In our previous article about the exciting new Amazon Video original series, Lore, we talked about how the panel of producers will bring the popular podcast to life on the small screen. But what did all of this have to do with Covington and Newton County, Georgia? We’re thrilled to add this new Lore series…