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DeKalb looks for larger role in region’s film industry


People who know DeKalb County well may recognize the eerie Hawkins National Laboratory in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” as the former Georgia Mental Health Institute on Emory University’s campus.

Pick up the remote, and more shows than ever feature familiar locations: the ornate House of Hope Atlanta church on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Greenleaf,” Clairmont Road’s Golden Buddha restaurant in the movie “I, Tonya,” and a Tucker insurance office in an upcoming episode of “Ozark,” another Netflix offering.

While Atlanta gets most of the attention, DeKalb is home to to three major film studios — and county officials are continually looking for ways to grab an even bigger piece of the pie.

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