How does an economic boost of $5.1 billion dollars sound? If that’s got your attention, then you’re not alone. It seems that the film industry is loving the fact that so many communities throughout Georgia are Camera Ready Communities. Cherokee County is on the map as a Camera Ready Community and is looking forward to hosting projects within the film industry.
According to the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) Cherokee County is perfect for filmmaking. Our topography with rolling hills halfway between Atlanta and the mountains, offers what is not available near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For filmmakers looking for a combination of urban and rural life, Cherokee County is an outstanding location.
In April, news of Tom Cruise visiting Ball Ground and south Pickens spread like wildfire. It was one of the most viewed stories on our Facebook page when we shared the article from the Pickens County Progress. This is further proof that our community is camera ready and ready to go with rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood!
An increased need for background actors will most likely take place. If you are interested in having your moment of fame as a background artist check out the following casting companies that coordinate background work in the metro Atlanta area:
Atlanta Casting and Talent
Big Picture Casting
Christopher Gray Casting
CL Casting (Catrett Locke Casting)
Extras Casting Atlanta
New Life Casting
Tammy Smith Casting
Let us know if you have any insight on any Hollywood happenings in our own backyard here in Cherokee County!