The Covington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) will unveil its new Hollywood of the South™…and the Rest is History design on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 2:00PM. This update to our Visitor Center highlights our branding efforts to create awareness of the movies and television series that have been filmed in Covington/Newton County. Since Film Tourism is our biggest asset now so it makes sense to capitalize on this popular market.
Representatives from the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment office will be on hand to mark the occasion as well as the Covington CVB, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, elected officials and other distinguished guests.
Over the years, Covington has been better known in TV Land as Hazzard County in The Dukes of Hazzard, Sparta, Mississippi in In the Heat of the Night, and most recently as Mystic Falls, Virginia in The Vampire Diaries. The County Courthouse has been seen by millions in the opening credits of In the Heat of the Night.
Starting with A Man Called Peter in 1954, Covington has become the true Hollywood of the South™ by playing host to more than 60 productions that have appeared on the silver screen. Some of Covington’s most famous big screen appearances include: My Cousin Vinny, Sweet Home Alabama, Cannonball Run, Remember the Titans, Madea’s Family Reunion, Footloose (2010), and Flight.
The Covington CVB is located at:
2101 Clark Street
Covington, GA 30014