Vampire Diaries prequel may shoot in Conyers (May 6, 2013)
Covington film studio to build $38M expansion (April 12, 2013)
Call for Vampire Diaries extras March 7 (March 4, 2013)
New film, sound studio to open in Rockdale (Feb. 14, 2013)
Filming to close Flat Shoals Road Saturday (Feb. 21, 2013)
Casting call for extras for Hugh Jackman thriller (Nov. 30, 2012)
Movie activity continues in Rockdale (Sept. 17, 2012)
Hometown boy goes Hollywood (Sept. 5, 2012)
'ID Theft' movie shoots in Olde Town (June 14, 2012)
You might recognize a few scenes when "Prisoners," the Hugh Jackman thriller that was principally shot in Conyers/Rockdale this past winter, debuts on the big screen in September.
Locations for the movie included properties in the Stanton Woods Subdivision, Milstead, Georgia International Horse Park, and the Flat Shoals/Parker Road intersection, among others.
Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment worked closely with the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council to coordinate permitting, contracts on private property, use of public roads, access to city and county property, and more..
The film production had a significant financial impact on the community, according to Camera Ready Liason Gina Hartsell. Over the five months of filming the production utilized many resources in Conyers and Rockdale County. Everything from set design materials purchased from local hardware suppliers, home furnishings, period pieces for props, off-duty sheriff and police officers, and more were important to the success of this film project. The film provided employment opportunities for many of local skilled tradesman as well as those with film industry experience.
The five month shooting schedule followed a casting event hosted at the Rockdale Career Academy where over 1000 hopeful extras auditioned for the available parts
To see the official trailer for the movie visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpXfcTF6iVk
In other film activity, Olde Town will also be a location for the remake of "Endless Love," a 1981 Franco Zeffierlli directed film that had starred Brooke Shields. The remake will be directed by Shana Feste and will star Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, according to Variety.
The Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council has worked with producers and directors to organize casting events, and a growing database of local workforce talent and vendors has been generated to provide recommendations to the film companies.
To list your Conyers-Rockdale County property (residential, commercial or industrial), go to the CREDC website and submit your name, property address, property description, cell phone number and several photos at: http://www.credcga.org/camera-ready/tvmovie-properties/
"We appreciate the community's involvement in all the projects," Hartsell said. "They keep coming back because they enjoy being here. They say the people are friendly and it is very easy for them to accommodate the requests that come from their producers at the last minute."