3 key questions to ask
Film offices must identify what makes your community unique, have procedures in place and collaborate with industry partners. Consider the following three questions as you look to take your program to the next level! 1. Why your community? We believe the unique landscape, natural environment and vibrant cultural center of Dahlonega & the Georgia Mountain region provides a spectacular backdrop and can fit many creative needs. We know how special these assets are and do everyth
Marketing the shoulder season
As we approach the shoulder season of January through March North Georgia Film will actively promote Dahlonega-Lumpkin for film and TV pilot work. We hope this increased promotion will lead to further interest in our region. The more chatter about the assets “outside the zone” the better for all of our North Georgia partners. As Dahlonega’s position as a film-friendly community and North Georgia’s hub for the entertainment industry becomes more well known, we will be visited
Film and tourism
Film induced tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. This form of cultural tourism has the potential to provide short and long-term tourism revenue to our community. Some short term examples are fans and the curious who come to observe filming activity and social media posts by cast during shoots. More long-term will be familiarity that comes with re-broadcasts. The most recent effort offers international exposure gained by Hallmark Channel’s
As we look to the future...
Based on experiences of other Georgia cities outside the 40 mile Atlanta film zone, there will be more inquiries than visits, more visits than serious “look-sees”, more look-sees than productions, and more small productions than large productions. As a location-rich community we will seek to present a broad range of options so filming is not concentrated. Long term, continuity or routine will only happen when a pilot movie/TV show is picked up and becomes a several year com
Building the Creative Economy
Incorporating filming into our community has the potential to create and sustain jobs within the creative economy as well as other economic opportunities for individuals and small businesses! In 2015 alone, film and television productions in Georgia generated an economic impact of $6 billion across the state. Georgia is currently the third largest filming market in the US and the fifth internationally. The film industry presents an opportunity for Dahlonega-Lumpkin County to
We are here to listen & assist!
North Georgia Film office recognizes and is sensitive to needs and concerns of both our local businesses and film interests. We do our best to balance filming requests and use of public space to minimize inconveniences, especially during the peak tourism months. Filming is dynamic and there are many moving pieces. We value feedback, whether positive or negative, and try to be as responsive as the situation allows. We are constantly evaluating and tweaking the shooting plan fo