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Hollywood comes to Powder Springs Ga.!

Hollywood comes to Powder Springs Ga.!

For those of you who might not know it, the state of Georgia has a very large and robust film industry.  Outside of New York and California it is one of the largest film production states in the country.  Going all the way back to the 1970's the Georgia Film Commission has given incentives to film here in Ga and the result has been a ton of revenue and jobs.  All of Burt Reynolds "good" movies were made in Ga.  Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard, Sharkey's Machine, and Cannonball Run are all Ga movies.  Some recent movies filmed here entirely or in part here that you may or may not have heard of   include The Blind side, Zombieland, Hall Pass, and The Change Up,Madea Goes to Jail, Fireproof, We Are Marshall, Stomp the Yard, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Driving Miss Daisy, The Gospel, Sweet Home Alabama, The Fighting Temptations, and Forrest Gump.

More information on the Georgia Film Commission and Georgia Movies

So with all the film activity it seems there are just about always movie crews somewhere.  But it is still a big deal when Hollywood comes to our little corner of the world right here in Powder Springs! Neighborhood Watch, a new movie starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and others is currently filming in and around Powder Springs.  Of course for a movie titled Neighborhood Watch they need a neighborhood and in true Hollywood fashion there are actually using 3 neighborhoods that I have previously blogged about as the setting for the film.

Echo Mill, Amberton, and Oakleigh are all very nice neighborhoods here in the area.  All 3 have very nice swim and tennis facilities as well as other amenities likes parks and trails.

Echo Mill  Amberton  Oakleigh

Between the 3 neighborhoods prices range from the low 200's to high 500's


If you are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Echo Mill, Amberton, Oakleigh or any where in Powder Springs or West Cobb, please feel free to visit my website,  give me a call,  or send an email.  I have lived in Powder Springs for 15 years and Cobb County for 32 years.  I'm always glad to help!




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Comment balloon 4 commentsBob Southard • October 10 2011 10:34AM


Bob, I didn't realize that many movies had been made in Georgia.  Thanks for the info!

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 8 years ago

Kathy, According to the film commission over 700 movies have been filmed here. Several tv shows as well.

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) over 8 years ago

Georgia has a wonderful relationship with the film industry. When a film is being shot in a subdivision such as Oakleigh, Amberton and Echo Mill... are home bought by the industry as "sets".  Your post made me curious!

Posted by Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections, Experience the IHI Difference (IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581) over 8 years ago

From what I understand they usually do not buy the home.  My daughter lives in Amberton and she was telling me they are using oine of her friends finished basements for a scence.  By not owning the homes they can get more "sets"  Thats what it sounds like to me. 


They were supposed to film in Amberton today but it got moved to next week due to weather.  It was an outside shoot at the neighborhood park.


Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) over 8 years ago

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