Oakwood gives first OK to film ordinance

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Following in Hall County’s footsteps, Oakwood is looking to put in place its own ordinance addressing film and music productions in the South Hall city.

City Council gave its first OK Monday night to the ordinance, which requires crews to get a permit before filming begins. The law doesn’t apply to noncommercial filming, newsgathering or filming that is deemed to be for a public purpose.

Permit fees will be proposed later, but City Manager Stan Brown said he expects they should mirror fees set by Hall County — a $75 application fee and a $100 daily fee.

The final version of Hall’s resolution, as passed in April by the Hall County Board of Commissioners, was drafted with input from both the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office.

See more at Gainesville Times.

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