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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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POV Drone Footage & Cinematography: The Future of Filmmaking

Fifteen or twenty years ago, if you had told us that a drone would become a household item that’s taken the world by storm, we would have envisioned something similar to a scene from Star Wars. But here we are, in the middle of 2017, and it seems that drone footage is changing the landscape…

Local Filmmaker Receives EL LOCO Comedy Awards for “Social Circle”

Recently, during the online EL LOCO Comedy Film Festival, 13 judges presented 7 awards to filmmakers from all over the world who showcased their creative works. Among these award-winning films was the locally-lensed dark comedy, Social Circle, produced by local filmmaker and Newton County businessman, Jack Moon. The feature length indie film received the honor…

The ‘Reel’ Mystic Falls: A Day in the Life of George Lockwood the Cat

As the sun rises over this gorgeous Southern manor I call my home, I open my eyes and stretch my fuzzy white paws for a moment before getting up to go see what my owners are up to. First, I take a moment to collect myself and enjoy a nice tongue bath before my morning…

On Location vs Sound Stage Production: The Three C’s to Consider

The landscape of TV and film is changing as we know it. The onset of online streaming through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have revolutionized the entertainment industry, changing the way we watch television forever. Movie production studios in Hollywood and online streaming platforms often go head-to-head in order to release the biggest…

The Walking Dead Pilot Episode: On-Location in Historic Mansfield

Everyone’s favorite zombie series, AMC’s The Walking Dead, is about to return this fall for its eighth season, and the premiere will mark its 100th episode. During the previous season, the story took a dark turn with Rick’s group coming up against Negan and his group of Saviors— the most diabolical nemesis Rick’s group has…

Top Vampire Diaries Film Locations in the ‘Reel’ Mystic Falls

Earlier this year, we ushered in the final moments of the eight-season series, The Vampire Diaries. For eight years in a row, CW production teams & crews took over areas of Covington, GA in order to create the landscape of fictional Mystic Falls. Because these local Vampire Diaries film locations are actual homes & structures shot…