08.13.18

Georgia Ranked Number TWO Internationally, and Number ONE for U.S. State Filming!

California Lagged Behind Canada, UK, Georgia in 2017 Film Production

The 2017 Feature Film Study, by FilmL.A. analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where these films were made and how much was spent to produce them.
Georgia ranked number 2 internationally, and number 1 for U.S. state filming!

Full Article Here

08.06.18

CASTING CALL: ALL ETHNICITIES AND AGES

Central Casting is excited to announce that we are officially in prep for a film shooting in Savannah, GA!

In order to be considered, you must come out to the open call in Savannah to get registered!

Open Call will take place on Saturday August 11th at the Civic Center in Savannah, GA.

Filming will begin late August and shoot through November in Savannah, GA.

Please see the attached flyer for all the details!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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08.03.18

PA BOOTCAMP COMING UP!

A two day bootcamp to learn set procedures and how to become a successful Production Assistant.

Taught by DGA Assistant Director Witt Lacy.

August 25th and 26th – 8AM to 4PM. Location: TBD.

Interested? The application process starts here: https://goo.gl/forms/iyZ7vSO5PojYd5R63.

Submitting the application questionnaire does not guarantee a spot in the bootcamp. You will receive and email / call confirmation once your application has been reviewed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 17th

The bootcamp is sponsored by the Savannah Area Film Office at no charge for participants.

Witt Lacy – AD

08.03.18

‘Goodbye Stranger’: Great News For Savannah

Great news for our City! The film ‘Goodbye Stranger’ will begin production in September and it will be distributed by Disney next year. Several members of the production attended City Council yesterday.

Diane Sabatini, Executive Director, spoke highly about our City and the work of the Savannah Area Film Office to secure this project for our area:
“It is so vital and important for us to have a great Film Commission. The Savannah Area Film Office has been very proactive, very helpful. We want to be respectful of the community. We want to have a smooth operation. We want to do the very best we can to make this a wonderful experience for everybody.”

‘Goodbye Stranger’ production team with the Savannah Area Film Office staff.

Check out the video from WTOC-TV !

07.30.18

CREW CALL: “UNTITLED CAT PROJECT”

The TV series “Untitled Cat Project” is currently hiring for all crew positions local to Savannah.  Principal photography begins in October and runs through January.

Email resumes to untitledcatproject@gmail.com

Please specify your desired position and department in the subject line.

 

 

07.25.18

07.18.18

Georgia Film Academy Information Sessions, This WEEK!

Maybe you or a loved one had been wondering “How can I get my foot in the door of the film industry?” Well, here’s your chance…

The Georgia Film Academy program at Savannah Tech provides the perfect pathway to a rewarding career in the film industry. The program was designed to be hands-on so our students can “learn by doing”.

Two information sessions will be held this week; one on Thursday from 6-7 pm and a second on Saturday from 10-11 am in room 7125 on the Savannah Tech main campus. If you are able to attend, John Grace can answer any questions you might have.

It is a two semester, 18-credit hour program. The first semester, students learn the terms, etiquette, departments and protocol of working on set or in the production office. The second semester, students are placed in internships to complete their training. While on set, students are mentored by working professionals and, in most cases, student interns are paid while they are learning.

GFA Savannah website

Click on the images below for more information about the Georgia Film Academy!

07.12.18

Savannah is the second-most filmed city in Georgia!

GoCompare used data from the Internet Movie Database (iMDB) to discover what the most-filmed locations around the world are. Within the data compiled on the United States, the site found that Savannah is the second most-filmed city in the state of Georgia — just behind Atlanta — with Georgia being the seventh most-filmed state in the country.

Here is a video showing 16 popular filming locations in Savannah featuring Beth Nelson our Executive Director and Katie Schuck our Location Specialist

Full Article Here 

07.12.18

Ant-Man and The Wasp contributes $3.7 million locally despite Savannah scenes being cut

It’s been almost a year since Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer filmed a scene from Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp in downtown Savannah. The summer blockbuster, which opened this past weekend, had a direct economic spend of $3.7 million in Savannah.

The film’s Location Manager Mike Fantasia and his team coordinated the Savannah portion of the shoot and remarked about the experience in Savannah.

“Marvel Films had a fantastic experience filming in Savannah on Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Mayor has made filming a high priority and he and the Savannah Area Film Office provided invaluable assistance to the filmmakers. The film office coordinated many meetings between the production and various city agencies and smoothed the way with community and business groups. The residents of Savannah treated the crew with genuine Southern hospitality and they had a great time working there. I look forward to working on an entire feature in Savannah again in the near future.”

Savannah Area Film Office Executive Director Beth Nelson, said “While only shooting for two days, the production had a presence in Savannah for almost a month; building sets, prepping locations, obtaining permits, and preparing for the shooting crew to land. The production purchased goods and services from local businesses, hired local crew, and paid fees to local locations, resulting in $3.7 million in direct spend in the Savannah area.  We were thrilled to have Marvel choose Savannah and pleased that a production of this caliber had such a positive experience in our city.”

In an expression of thanks Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach presented the Key to the City to Ant-Man and the Wasp Executive Producer Charles Newirth, who represented the production.

Georgia Film Academy Technical Instructor John Grace expressed his appreciation for the opportunities offered to his students.

“I am especially grateful to the production for hiring several Savannah Tech / GFA students as production assistants. It is this sort of real-world experience that prepares our students for careers in the industry.”

Full Article Here

Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach presented the Key to the City to “Ant-Man and the Wasp” Executive Producer Charles Newirth.

07.06.18

Ant-Man and the Wasp In Theaters Now – Production Praises Savannah

Various Atlanta locations stood in for San Francisco story settings, but the production team also headed east to the city of Savannah to recreate the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires for flashback scenes.

“We took over a portion of the busiest restaurant in Savannah for about a month and transformed it into 1980s Buenos Aires, complete with an outdoor cafe, street vendors and vehicles,” says Mike Fantasia, the film’s supervising location manager, in comments to KFTV.

“All of this culminated in the production filming at the same time as the Savannah Film Festival was in full swing a couple of blocks away! The city of Savannah was great to work with, closing down and detouring streets for long periods of time. The local businesses were welcoming and the crew really enjoyed the change of venue.”

Full Article Here