The Columbus film commission is set to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. at Mayor Skip Henderson’s office. Details are not public yet, but the CFC has announced that a major film project will be filmed in Columbus.
The new project is part of a longer trend of film work that has come to Columbus. Recent films that have been produced or worked on in the Columbus area include multiple major motion pictures.
Over the last few years, Columbus has seen a higher frequency of productions due to Georgia’s film credits bringing more Hollywood work to the state.
The 2014 film “Need for Speed” shot a few scenes in Columbus, temporarily closing down the 13th Street Bridge for filming.
Some other the films that have been worked on in the city include the Kendrick Brothers’ “Overcomer” and Ty Manns’ “My Brother’s Keeper,” which both filmed in Columbus.
Additionally, Franky Reaves’ “Rock-A-Bye” a film about a veteran, was filmed in Harris County.
As the film industry has gotten bigger in Georgia, Columbus has seen growth related to the industry as well, with a new soundstage having been built by W.C. Bradley last year.
Columbus State University is also a partner for the Georgia Film Academy and has a program for film education as well.
The animated film “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” about a dog that served in World War I and detected poison gas on the front lines, premiered in Columbus in before distribution to wider theater audiences in 2018.
All of these new developments show that it’s a busy time for the film industry in Columbus.