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 commitment. The current “one-offs” we have experienced involving the Dahlonega Square are the most challenging. These production teams have an extremely tight schedule, are not familiar with the community, what we require and vice-versa.
We will continuously learn from each production because the last one will not be the same as the next. We hope our current learning curve will allow us to be better prepared in the future!