Monday, March 19, 2012

Dahlonega Wants to Be a Movie Star

Dahlonega in the movies?
With next door neighbor, Dawsonville, Ga., overflowing with production crews and movie stars for the filming of Trouble with the Curve, Dahlonega wants in on the movie business too.

The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce has launched a 'bring the film industry here' initiative in hopes of snagging a film production. It could happen. Georgia is now a 'cool' place for movie moving making. Three feature films and 16 television series are in pre-production in Georgia.

A couple of movies almost selected Dahlonega for filming locations. Shenanigan's Irish Pub, a spot popular with locals and Dahlonega tourists, was on the short list for a bar scene in Trouble with the Curve. Unfortunately, the location shot went to an Athens, Ga. bar. Dahlonega also lost out Wanderlist, a Jennifer Anniston and Paul Rudd movie. After visiting Dahlonega, the location scout, unfortunately, selected Clarkesville, Ga., for the nudist-focused film.

Rumor has it that scouts are scouring Georgia for a town "where Tom Cruise would want to establish a futuristic colony." Who knows? Tom and his team just might pick Dahlonega. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

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