Attracting moviemakers to Putnam County


Location, location, location; that’s what representatives from the Putnam Development Authority, Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce and Tytan Pictures learned was needed in the film industry during a recent visit to the state economic department’s entertainment division.

As Eatonton, Putnam County and all of Georgia, begin to tap into the film industry, the PDA contacted GDEcD film specialists for suggestions about how local officials can attract film producers to Putnam County as well as prepare to accommodate what was once a predominantly west coast industry.

According to Craig Dominey, Camera Ready Program Manager and Senior Location Specialist, Georgia’s film commission was founded in the 70s by then-governor and former President Jimmy Carter – making it the oldest in the world.

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