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Georgia hears about local film industry
GA Film Day
LCCVB program manager Amanda Scott and CEO Leah Poole and stand at the countys table at the Capitol. - photo by Photo provided.

Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau staff members attended Georgia Film Day at the Capitol in Atlanta on Feb. 22.

The event was to highlight the film and entertainment industry in Georgia and allow production companies, visitors bureaus and others industry professionals to showcase their locations and services.

Liberty County was designated a Camera Ready Community in 2010.

“We’ve had several TV shows and movies film in Liberty County already, and the requests are constantly increasing,” Leah Poole, CVB CEO, said. “We have so much pristine coastal scenery that’s great for cinematography; not to mention, we’re also very friendly toward those who wish to film here. We try to help them in any way they need. The feedback we’ve gotten is that we’re very hospitable, and that’s something memorable that encourages them to want to film here again and again.”

Poole and CVB program manager Amanda Scott represented the county with a display to market the destination. Information was provided on shows that have filmed in the area, including “Ben & Ara,” “Intervention,” “Side Sho,” “Siren,” “Ghost Hunters,” “Born in the Wild,” “Finding Big Foot,” “A Promise,” “My Brother’s Keeper” and “Fireball Run.”

Wonder Worthy Productions CEO Samone Joyner Norsworthy also attended. The production company recently filmed “My Brother’s Keeper” here, using Seabrook Village, the old Liberty County Jail and other locations. “Ben and Ara,” which was also produced by Wonder Worthy here, won Best Picture at the 2016 Winter Film Awards fifth annual Indie Film Festival in New York City. Lead actress Constance Ejuma won Best Actress.

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