Film & Media

Lights! Camera! Action!

Cherokee County was certified as a “Camera Ready” community in 2011 and the county has seen an increase in filming activity ever since. The abundance of unique locations along with ease in permitting makes Cherokee County a great place to film.


“There are so many resources in Cherokee County, including diverse sets and locations. Many of our cast and crew were local professionals and volunteers. Overall, the film had a tremendous buy-in from the community,” Judd Brannon, Director, Champion.


In 2017, there have been 93 filming prospects and 25 completed works. 4 major motion pictures have been filmed and 5 others have been released in theaters.


  • 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:
    90 Day Fiance (2017)
    The Resident (2017)
    MattyB Music Video (2017)
    House Hunters  (2017)
    Dead Silent (2017)
    Smoke (2017)
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2016)
    Hangman (2016)
    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)
    American Made (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)
    Killers (2010)Advertisements filmed in 2017:
    Mercedes Benz
    Napa Commerical Series
    Continental Tire
    Microsoft Commerical


Need help with site selection or the permitting process? Contact the Cherokee Office of Economic Development to coordinate your next project!

Cherokee Office of Economic Development

GA Camera Ready CMYK

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


Watch the video to learn more about the positive impact the film industry has had in Georgia.