Film & Media


Cherokee County became a certified ‘Camera Ready’ designated community through the state’s film office in 2011.  The abundance of unique locations along with ease in permitting makes Cherokee County a great place to film. Since being designated as a Camera Ready community, Cherokee has seen an increase in activity every year.


There have been a number of short films, commercials and reality shows shot in Cherokee over the years. Recently, Cherokee County has been garnering attention from the Hollywood for some large film projects. In fact in 2014, 60% of the film prospects have been for a major motion pictures. In 2015 Ball Ground, Ga in north Cherokee was confirmed for the Tom Cruise drug-crime thriller “Mena.”


  • Qualifying productions receive a 20% tax credit, plus and additional 10% credit for embedding a Georgia promotional logo in your film title or credits. For more information please click here.
  • Projects filmed in Cherokee County include: Hidden Figures (2016), Thank You for Your Service (2016), If Loving you is Wrong (OWN TV/2016), My Diet is Better than Yours (ABC/2015), Miracles from Heaven (2015), Champion (2015), Mena (2015), Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (TriStar/2015), The Founder (2015), 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015), The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN TV/2015), The Adventures of Paula Peril (Atlantis Studios/2014), Double Divas (Lifetime/2013), The American Baking Competition (CBS/2013), Say Yes to the Dress (TLC/2013), The Ring of Fire (Lifetime/2013), The Odd Life of Timothy Greene (2012), and Killers (2010).


Please contact the Cherokee Office of Economic Development to coordinate your next project, assistance in site location, and the permitting process:

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

GA Camera Ready CMYK

Click Here for a list of resources in Cherokee County (lodging, catering, carpentry, etc).


Please watch the video below to learn more about the positive impact the film industry has had in Georgia.