Cedar­town praises HBO fol­low­ing shoot

♦ City cof­fers net $16,000 di­rectly in fees, will wel­come back pro­duc­tion if pi­lot turns to se­ries

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

hop­ing luck wins out for the re­turn of what was de­scribed as a pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence with the pro­duc­tion shoot­ing

Peachy Clean Pro­duc­tions spent on Main Street just to the city alone, plus an­other $3,000 for the use of the Cedar­town Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter to pre­pare ex­tras for the scene in makeup

City Man­ager Bill Fann re­ported as pur­poses, lo­cal busi­nesses for in­con­ve­nience fees and rental of prop­erty,

“From a per­sonal stand­point, I think the HBO pro­duc­tion down­town went about as smoothly as it pos­si­bly could

He added that pro­duc­tion crews com­pli­mented him, the city staff and the com­mu­nity as a whole for their as­sis­tance in the pro­ject, recre­at­ing ac­tion

Film crews were in town dur­ing the two-day shoot dur­ing the week is part of a pi­lot for a pro­posed HBO se­ries based on the graphic novel “The Watch­men,” set in an al­ter­nate ver -

If the show is picked up, pro­duc­tion town they planned to come back to do more work as part of the al­ter­nate

He rented out the back park­ing lot be­hind his busi­ness, along with the use of his fam­ily op­er­ated Cedar­town Mu­seum of Coca-Cola Mem­o­ra­bilia,

Mor­ris spoke up for how much he ad­mired the work of Peachy Clean Pro­duc­tions prior to, dur­ing and af­ter their shoot­ing days were done in Polk

“I think it was re­ally good, I think it was good for our com­mu­nity,” Mor­ris think ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity felt they were very gen­er­ous, very kind

The lo­cal busi­ness owner and Cedar­town De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity chair has pre­vi­ously rented out his back

Fann re­ported back to the city com­mis­sion dur­ing their June 11 meet­ing over­all pos­i­tive im­pact on the econ­omy

“It was much shorter, but much more pro­fes­sional than previous crews,” he work with and we had one point of con

in­tended, and gave the pro­duc­tion an eas­ier process to com­plete in or­der to re­ceive per­mis­sion to do their work

“There may be a cou­ple of things we tweak be­fore the next round, but noth­ing

back in April fol­low­ing the use of the and some sur­round­ing ar­eas played the for the third sea­son of the show, which

The or­di­nance estab­lished a process and fee sched­ule for how much the city would charge for the use of cer­tain venues, such as city-owned build­ings and parks, or for shut­ting down

/ Kevin Myrick

City Man­ager Bill Fann re­ported the city alone made $16,000 off the pro­duc­tion com­pany who came to town in late May to film.

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