CARTERVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Bartow County of a lane closure on Red Top Mountain Road, scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, to accommodate filming a TV show for the Sundance Channel by Stu Segal Productions, Inc.
The eastbound lanes of Red Top Mountain Road between Red Top Mountain Connector and Georgia 293 will be closed on Tuesday from 5 a.m. until 3 p.m., and traffic will be channeled onto the westbound lanes. Variable message boards will be placed at the closing points of the eastbound lanes of the roadway. The city of Emerson Police Department will guide traffic and help motorists navigate around the closed portion of the road. This filming operation and the road closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.
Georgia is one of the top 3 movie and TV production destinations in the country. Gov. Nathan Deal announced in August that Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during Fiscal Year 2014 that ended June 30. A total of 158 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia and directly spent $1.4 billion during that time.
According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the motion picture and television industry is responsible for more than 77,900 jobs and $3.8 billion in total wages in Georgia, including indirect jobs and wages. Nearly 23,500 people are directly employed by the motion picture and television industry in Georgia, including 8,188 production-related employees. In addition to providing jobs, the movie and TV industry positively impacted thousands of businesses, from hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and rental car companies to hardware stores, lumber yards, garden nurseries, heavy equipment rentals and office supply companies.