Courtesy of Savannah Regional Film Commission’s Newsletter:
Fall has been a busy season in Savannah, with local events such as the much anticipated annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the premier of several prestigious projects filmed in the Savannah region, and the launch of production of a major network series.
Several Savannah-based films premiered this fall. Gemini Man, directed by Ang Lee and starring Will Smith, was theatrically released in October. We were thrilled to see our Savannah locations featured in this action-packed thriller. In November we were honored to have Lady and the Tramp launch the new Disney+ streaming service. Lady and the Tramp was shot entirely in the Savannah region, and beautifully showcases our iconic locations. We anticipate many visitors touring the city, perhaps with their dogs, searching for the locations featured in the film, including the famous spaghetti scene! Finally, we see a glimpse of the Hutchinson Island Race Track transformed into the La Mans race course in France in the period drama, Ford v Ferrari. It is always exciting to see our Savannah Regional Film Commission logo in the credits along with the Georgia peach.
We are thrilled to announce Savannah’s first network television series, Council of Dads. The production landed in September after filming the pilot here last spring. Based on the best-selling memoir by Savannah author Bruce Feiler, the show will premiere on NBC in 2020. The family drama is set in Savannah and will showcase the beauty, diversity, and the modernity of our city.
Florida Girls is returning to Savannah as Pop TV has renewed this comedy series for a second season. This was a crucial step for our industry, because this marks the first time Savannah has hosted a return series. Production on season two is set to begin in the spring.
When we think of the many things we are thankful for this year, at the top of the list are our municipal partners, skilled industry professionals, local businesses, and our Savannah community, who support and encourage us as we work to build the entertainment industry in our region.