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Liberty Co. plays part in Georgia’s big year for film

Liberty County has had a hand in a big year for film and movie productions in Georgia.

A number of feature films chose Liberty County as a location for filming in the past year, including “The Color Purple Musical,” “A Jazzman’s Blues,” “The Menu,” “Halloween Ends” and a number of other multi-million-dollar productions. These film productions brought visitors such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Jamie Lee Curtis to the community. On Aug. 1, Gov. Brian Kemp announced another chart-topping year of accomplishments for the film and television industry in Georgia. Productions spent over $4.4 billion during the 2022 fiscal year, setting a new industry record. The Georgia Film Office reported that the state hosted 412 productions, represented by 32 feature films, 36 independent films, 269 television and episodic productions, 42 commercials and 33 music videos between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

Designed as a Camera- Ready Community, Liberty County plays a big role in the film and television industry.

Film plays a vital part not only in state tourism dollars but also in local tourism dollars. In the year 2020, tourism dollars saved each tax paying citizen in Liberty County almost $300 each during the fiscal year.

Major productions are moving to Georgia because of the tax incentive that is offered. On top of the state-wide tax break, the Savannah Regional Film Commission offers an additional incentive to any city or county within 40 miles of the city limits, and Liberty County falls within that radius.

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