Columbus film office works to attract that next big movie, TV hit

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If it were a Hollywood motion picture, the suspense would be building slowly as to whether or not Columbus can fulfill its goal of becoming a star attraction among filmmakers and TV programming producers looking to do business in Georgia.

After all, it has been eight years since the city became a certified “Camera Ready” community through the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, giving it the stamp of approval needed to throw out the proverbial red carpet for production decision-makers seeking unique and interesting places to shoot their projects, while also receiving state tax credits to offset expenses.

Now, with the script coming together — including Columbus State University expanding its film production curriculum and W.C. Bradley Co. opening a sound stage facility in north Columbus — it’s time to start pouring on the effort to land a steady flow of productions in the city and surrounding area, said Peter Bowden, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau, also known as Visit Columbus GA.

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