Posts Tagged ‘Savannah Tours’

Film and TV Production in Georgia

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Lights, Camera, Peaches! For those who didn’t know, the Georgia TV and film tax incentives program implemented in 2008 has brought droves of LA Oranges, New York Apples, and more to the Peach State – the HOT-lanta “Hollywood of the South.” The 2008 Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act grants a tax credit to qualified production and post-production expenditures. It is available not only to traditional motion picture projects such as feature films, television series, commercials and music videos, but also innovative new industries such as game development and animation.

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Logo at the end of Movies & TV Shows Filmed in Georgia

Georgia is now one of the top 5 production destinations in the country. Some of the well known productions filmed in Georgia include The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Footloose (2011), Single Ladies, Auction Kings, Necessary Roughness, The Blind Side, Driving Miss Daisy, My Cousin Vinny, Zombieland, Sweet Home Alabama, Joyful Noise, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Wanderlust, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, American Reunion, The Three Stooges, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Fast 5, and X-Men: First Class (just to name a few). Beautiful Savannah has also been busy with dozens of feature film and television projects for many years, including Forrest Gump, Glory, The Last Song, The Conspirator, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Gift, Forces of Nature, and The General’s Daughter.

Since 2008, over 30 production companies and equipment suppliers have expanded or relocated to Georgia, including Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Raleigh Studios at Riverwood, Atlanta Film Studios in Hiram, Paskal Lighting, and Panavision, the world leader in camera equipment. Atlanta is home to entertainment companies like Tyler Perry Studios, Turner Studios and Rainforest Films. Thanks to said tax incentives for Georgia-produced media, many rivals in New York, Louisiana, Vancouver, and even golden Hollywood find themselves joining the Atlantans in our tropical rainforest-like humidity. Welcome! 8)

As a Georgia peach myself, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to be an “extra” (background artist) on several popular shows and movies, including The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, Drop Dead Diva, a few amazing movies that will be released this fall, and even a few local commercials. “How can I become an extra too?”  I’m glad you asked! Here is a great article with tons of useful information about Extras Casting. Also note that you can find many production company pages on Facebook (see the end of the article for links), and most will post casting calls nearly every day in search of specific local looks and talent. Be prepared for long days (sometimes 12-14 hours or more) and things to do while you wait in the “holding” area between shooting scenes.

Ready to explore the Peach State? We offer a wonderful variety of tours and activities that are sure to keep Georgia on your mind. Don’t forget your camera!

Savannah’s #1 Fall Destination – Top Ten Things To Do

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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East Jones Street in Savannah, Ga

East Jones Street in Savannah, Ga

Autumn is in the air. I mean, it really is. Georgia has been in  a state of cool weather this whole week which puts most of everyone in the office in the mood for Fall!

Travel+ Leisure Magazine announced that Savannah is America’s #1 Fall Destination! Read about it here. In honor of this announcement, here is a Top Ten List of Things To Do from one of our office employees Kris, Reserve 123 social media ninja, Savannahian, and the person who is writing this post.

Kris’s Savannah Top Ten
1. Ordering lavender ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor.
2. Smuggling fried chicken in my purse at Mrs. Wilkes.
3. Getting tattooed at Anonymous Tattoo.
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Wandering down up and down Bull Street and Drayton Street.
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Driving through Oglethorpe Avenue and Liberty Street.
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Grabbing water and reading magazines at the fancy Parker’s on Drayton Street.
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Eating breakfast at the once fire station, now J. Christopher’s.
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Eating an unhealthy amount of donuts at Baker’s Pride.
9. Looking at old knick knacks at The Paris Market
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Watching weird movies at the Sentient Bean’s Psychotronic Film Night

Reserve 123 is working on City Guides and we have one for Savannah! Here are some of our popular Savannah Tours perfect for the Fall:

Savannah Scary Ghost Tour (One of our more popular tours)
Savannah Movie Tour (See where the modern classic movies were filmed)
Foody Tour in Savannah (Sample food from Savannah’s finest restaurants)
Savannah Riverboat Moonlight Entertainment Cruise (open until October!)

Click here to see all of our Savannah Tours/Packages.

We love Savannah and want you to enjoy your stay too, so if you have any questions or some helpful pointers, leave them in that too convenient comment box.

- Kris
http://reserve123.com/

A Taste of Savannah!

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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If you are looking for gorgeous Southern-style homes, beautiful parks, and tree-lined walks and streets, look no further than Savannah, Georgia! Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Savannah Tours features a variety of tours that will show you the sights and provide interesting and informative commentary about this special city.

One of the best ways to see the highlights of Savannah is on the Historic Savannah Trolley Tour – Hop On and Hop Off, which takes you through downtown historic Savannah on a 35-passenger open-air trolley. This tour includes unlimited on and off privileges at 14 convenient stops, so you can get off to spend time at the sights of greatest interest to you. This is a fully-narrated tour, and the experienced professional tour guide will paint a fascinating picture of the charming city of Savannah.

If you’re craving a tour that will tantalize your taste buds, be sure to book reservations for the Paula Deen Tour in Savannah! Take a peek into the life of famous southern cooking entrepreneur Paula Deen. Visit shops that Paula frequented, and still showcases, on her way to establishing one of the most popular restaurants in Savannah, The Lady and Sons. Get to know Paula like Savannah knows Paula and sample some of the low country’s best at her new restaurant – Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. The tour includes a few surprises and is sure to give you an appetite for more of the “Good Ole South” and Paula Deen!

Experience a charming, unforgettable ride aboard the Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise. This dining cruise includes dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable view of Savannah. From the carving table, prime rib is prepared using an old family recipe. The cruise also features boneless breast of chicken florentine, and Savannah’s best crab cakes. Make sure you save room for one of the delicious “southern” desserts.

And nothing ends the night better than the exciting Savannah Scary Ghost Tour! You’ll learn about death, murder, possessions, and the most haunted house in Savannah: the Hampton-Lilibridge House, which has been exorcised several times. You’ll see pictures and video clips of investigations on the vehicle’s LCD screens, from such shows as: Scariest Places On Earth, TAPS, Ghost Hunters, Ghost of the South, that were filmed in Savannah. There’s a 99% chance a Spirit or Ghost will appear in your digital photographs on this tour. Are you prepared to be scared? This is a Hair Raiser of a tour!

Return to a kinder, gentler day as you tour Savannah on a relaxing Carriage Ride. Imagine moss-laden trees, beautiful antebellum homes, monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. As you take our covered carriage through America’s 1st planned city, Savannah’s Historic District, you will learn about famous and infamous people of the city’s rich and colorful history. From General Oglethorpe to characters and places in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, your tour will transport you through time.


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