Filming for Mockingjay is returning to Dawson County in Georgia. Dawson News explored the various film projects that have taken place in Georgia, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay:
But security is expected to be tight as off-duty officers have been hired and will be stationed at each end of the road that leads to the film site off Elliott Family Parkway.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle said the road will be closed to through traffic in an effort to “secure the area and their equipment.”
The film crew reportedly arrived in town earlier this week to begin setting up the scenes. Filming is only expected to take place on Thursday.
This is the second time areas of Dawson County have been scouted for the “Hunger Games” franchise.
Georgia has been one of the country’s leading locations for Hollywood film production for a couple of years, thanks to the tax breaks and incentives the state offers.
Passed in 2008, the Georgia Entertainment Industry Act gives production companies a 20 percent tax credit if the company spends a minimum of $500,000 on production and post-production in the state.
Lionsgate was the first company to take advantage of the state’s film tax incentive, according to Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.
Read more about the filming HERE.
Source: Dawson News