East Point is proud to be one of Fulton County’s “Camera Ready” communities. “Camera Ready” is a special designation given by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office (FMDE). The program assists counties across Georgia in attracting film and TV production.
Georgia’s movie business is booming. Many movies and TV series have been filmed in Georgia through the years, like “Fried Green Tomatoes”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “In the Heat of the Night”, but you may wonder why the sudden increased interest now? Well it is primarily due to the 2008 enactment of a 30% tax credit on a minimum of $500,000 spent on film production in Georgia. Since then, Georgia has seen an influx of movies, including the Blind Side, the remake of Footloose, the Odd Life of Timothy Green, the Change-Up and many more. Scenes from the Devil’s Knot, Prisoners and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family were filmed right here in East Point, as were scenes for MTV’s Teen Wolf and the popular Vampire Diaries series to name a couple.
So why is this so important? It is estimated that Georgia received a $1.3 billion dollar economic benefit from the film industry in 2010. When film companies come to a location to shoot, they buy materials for backdrops/sets, they eat out and stay in area hotels, all the while hopefully scouting for the next film site. In addition, they typically pay the property owner for the time/use of their property. East Point is in the process of compiling photos of potentially available properties for the state website (where the movie companies do much of their site selection research). For more information about the “Camera Ready” program in Georgia, please visit www.georgia.org/cameraready.
We are excited you have chosen to film in the City of East Point! We are ready to help you with many of your film location needs and we can assist with as little or as much as you would like. We offer assistance with: For Film Production Companies:
. . . And much more! Location Scouting within the City
Film Shoot Coordination
Crew Parking Locations
Potential Camp Sites (some offering utilities as well)
Food Service Facilities for your Caterer
Road Closure or Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC)
Contact the Camera Ready Contact to get started!
Camera Ready City
Filming in East Point
Camera Ready Contact:
Economic Development Specialist
For the City's filming ordinance, please visit
film ordinance Section 10-2093.1
For a copy of the filming application, please
. filming application
*To avoid expediting fees, please submit the
application at least 14 days prior to needing
All filming related activities affecting or involving the use of the Public Right of Way (roadside, sidewalks, etc.), City Buildings or City Land or any form of Road Closure or Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC) must be coordinated through the Camera Ready Contact and the Department of Planning & Community Development, ideally two weeks in advance (although accommodations can be made for fast paced filming schedules).