Thursday March 30th, 2023 4:41PM

Forsyth County announces first ever Film Commission

By Lawson Smith Reporter

The Forsyth County Film initiative has announced that the film industry is continuing to grow in Forsyth County as more productions consider the community for their filming location.

 Film Forsyth, the official film commission of Forsyth County, is an initiative under Discover FoCo. Through the initiative, leads, location scouting and other industry assistance needs are sourced to ensure that anyone looking to film in the area has an optimal experience doing so. The initiative also highlights the individuals and businesses that service the film industry in the county. 

In a press release, the commission said that Film Forsyth received over 28 leads and hosted 9 different productions during 2022, which included large projects from Disney, Marvel, HBO, 20th Century and Netflix. 

 "Our communities in Forsyth have many different unique characteristics, natural settings and a blend of big city and rural community making it an ideal location for productions of all sizes," Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alfred John said. “We welcome the TV and film industry to our community and recognize the impact productions have on our local businesses. I am looking forward to seeing how Film Forsyth will enhance the relationship with production companies as we see our neighborhoods, schools, parks and businesses on the big screen!"

The 2023 Film Commission has nine individuals that help support the initiative:

 Nathan Bottoms 

Jennifer Caracciolo

Jason Hanline

Tim Hopkins

Martha McConnell

Jimmy McConnell

Joanne Sanders 

Melanie Steele

Vivian Vakili

All commission members have experience in the entertainment industry or own businesses that have been the site for filming in the past 

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