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Film industry center stage at conference in Woodstock


Almost 100 tourism professionals descended on Woodstock this week for the annual three-day Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center Conference.

At this year’s event hosted by the Woodstock Convention and Visitors Bureau as a part of Georgia Cities Week, attendees learned how Cherokee County is rising to the top in the film industry.

Camera Ready liaison and project manager Videssa Ormsby with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development presented Cherokee’s success in the film industry and how the county continues to thrive on the big screen Thursday at the Woodstock City Center.

Portions of major features that were filmed in Cherokee County in the last five years include “Hidden Figures;” “American Made,” starring Tom Cruise; “Hangman,” starring Al Pacino; “Champion;” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green;” “90 Minutes in Heaven;” “Miracles from Heaven;” and “The Founder.”

Camera Ready Communities is a program that was started in 2010 by the Georgia Film, Music and Digital department out of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Ormsby said.

See more at Cherokee Tribune.


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