Covington/Newton County's Chamber of Commerce has just launched a new website with special emphasis on their long history of film and TV production.
Congratulations to them!
For immediate release
Hunter Hall, President
Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce
Covington, Georgia – April 10, 2013: The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce will premiere its new innovative website www.gocovington.com Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5:00pm at Triple Horse Productions in Covington. Covington and Newton County were identified by the State of Georgia in the first group of “Camera Ready Communities” in 2011, and remains the “go-to” community for location scouts in Georgia. More than 65 feature films and television productions have chosen Covington because of its picturesque setting and ease of production with leaders and residents in the community.
GoCovington.com will feature:
· A dedicated portal for film scouts and producers to view filming sites
· Production specific angles
· Pinpoint map locations
· 360◦ panoramic views
· Sun tracking data
· Step-by-Step guide for location requests
· Incentives and Tax Credit information
· Crew Listing availability
Over the years, Covington has been better known in TV Land as Hazzard County in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Sparta, Mississippi in “In the Heat of the Night,” and most recently as Mystic Falls, Virginia in “The Vampire Diaries.” The County Courthouse has been seen by millions in the opening credits of “In the Heat of the Night.”
Starting with A Man Called Peter in 1954, Covington has become the true “Hollywood of the SouthTM” by playing host to more than 60 productions that have appeared on the silver screen. Some of Covington’s most famous big screen appearances include: My Cousin Vinny, Sweet Home Alabama, Cannonball Run, Remember the Titans, Madea’s Family Reunion, Footloose (2010), and Flight.
Covington, Georgia - Hollywood of the SouthTM