Pinewood Studios expanding to accommodate film industry in Ga.

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The film industry is booming in Georgia right now and it is not uncommon for locals to see celebrities hanging out at their favorite restaurants or other popular spots around town, mainly because big screen movies such as “Ant Man” and “Captain America” are being filmed right in their backyard.

Pinewood Atlanta Studios is a full-service film and entertainment studio, located in neighboring Fayetteville on 700 acres. The studio has 18 sound stages and is expected to grow even more, according to Brian Cooper, vice president of operations.

Cooper was the keynote speaker at the Newnan Rotary Club weekly meeting on Friday, Jan. 27. Cooper talked about the history of the studio. April 26, 2013, Pinewood Studios became a reality. The original location for the studio was not favorable, but the acres of wheat on a family-owned farm off Veterans Parkway was the perfect place.

See more at The Times Herald.

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