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7:04 am on Friday July 12, 2013

'SpongeBob Movie 2' to be filmed in Savannah this fall

The famous squarepants-wearer is coming to Savannah to film his seccond movie.
5:52 am on Monday December 17, 2012

No-action: A 12-year big picture film drought in Beaufort

Flickr user dctennis If you've wondered why Beaufort hasn't seen a big screen movie production come to town in the last 12 years, you won't have been the first. The Island Packet's Patrick Donohue shares the story of the film drought, noting that at...
3:26 am on Wednesday November 30, 2011

Boosting Beaufort's image with fantastic video

A still from the video. Hoping to give a more casual, accessible, and grand view of Beaufort's scenic and historic offerings, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau has launched a video introduction — and a pretty...
7:06 am on Saturday June 11, 2011

Though missing 'X-Men' film deal, Savannah still says film incentives served it, Georgia well

Image by Flickr user JPhilipsonHere's some film-incentive food for thought from down the road. With the new X-Men: First Class hopping in theaters, the Savannah area is quite happy that the movie was filmed down the road on Jekyll Island (even if...
10:59 pm on Monday June 6, 2011

Though only nearly winning 'X-Men' filming, Savannah says film incentives are a big win for the city, Georgia

Flickr user JPhilipson With the new "X-Men: First Class" hopping in theaters, the Savannah area is quite happy that the movie was filmed down the road on Jekyll Island. (Even if the closer Tybee Island lost out.) Officials say they see it as a sign...
9:33 am on Monday February 21, 2011

Drawing movie production to Beaufort with a film festival (updated)

Flickr user icebergprinciple Update February 21: WSAV's approach to the film festival seems to have caught some traction within the community since it was first reported. Juliann Vachon has an interesting feature in today's Island Packet about the...
4:44 am on Monday November 29, 2010

Rounding out the status of the film industry in South Carolina, Charleston

Image by Flickr user dctennisYou don't have to live in a budget-strapped South Carolina long to learn that the situation makes lawmakers (and a certain Governor Sanford) itch to get rid of tax incentives that lure the film industry. (Need background...
10:37 am on Tuesday June 29, 2010

Are South Carolina's millions in film incentives worth it? (update: veto struck down)

Image by Flickr user filmingilman Update, June 29, 2:30 p.m.: The veto has been struck down.  The Post and Courier has a quick report on the matter. Update, June 29: It's a big week for South Carolina's film industry.  At some point in the next...