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MTV's 'Teen Wolf' begins shooting in Conyers
Tyler Posey

The east metro area is rapidly gaining a reputation as a film-friendly region, as yet another production discovered.

The MTV television series "Teen Wolf," a remake of the 1985 movie that starred Michael J. Fox, has begun shooting in Conyers. The modern television version takes a slightly darker look at high school life and stars actor Tyler Posey ("Maid in Manhattan," "Brothers and Sisters") as high school outsider Scott McCall, according to MTV's website.

Costley Mill Park is the homebase for filming in Rockdale County. The production is also reportedly shooting scenes in DeKalb County’s Snapfinger Woods. Crews will reportedly shoot 12 one-hour episodes.

Production on "Fast Five," the fifth installment in the Fast and the Furious movie series which was shooting in four locations in Conyers this summer, recently wrapped up after about six months. Conyers had served as the production's stateside base.

Next door in Newton County, a horror movie is looking to film in the county's rural southern portion, an area that recently served as a desolate backdrop for the TV series "The Walking Dead", which is playing currently on AMC

Another project is considering filming in the county's parking deck, located across from the Newton County Administration Building at the corner of Usher and Elm streets.

Newton County Tourism Director Clara Deemer said she didn't want to name the projects, because most film productions prefer to avoid attracting large crowds. She said she gets around two to three calls per week from the state or location scouts looking for shooting sites around the county.