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Building authority hears AMC series could film in Paulding
by Adam Elrod
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Paulding County Industrial Building Authority has sent a proposal to the producers of the AMC pilot “Halt & Catch Fire” which could include a commitment for future filming in Paulding.

Authority executive director Blake Swafford gave a report to the authority about the status of the TV series pilot, which was ordered by AMC and has finished filming. The network should have an answer to the show’s production company by July 15 if it is going to make it a full series, Swafford said.

“A couple of things lead us to believe the show will be back,” Swafford said.

Instead of taking their sets with them after filming, the production company is paying the authority $1,000 a month to store their equipment, he said

Executive Producer Mark Johnson in a previous Paulding Neighbor article also suggested he would like to come back to film in the county.

In other reports, authority members heard from general contractor Chris Cochran that a project to house a specialty trailer manufacturer is nearing completion in Dallas Industrial Park.

The utilities for the building are being installed, and the paving of the road was planned to be completed last week, he said.

Haddad Inc., which produces specialized trailers for movie and television crews, will be moving in as soon as the building is ready, Cochran said.

Carolyn Wright, president of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, told authority members a survey requesting feedback on the need for a conference center in Paulding has been emailed to members.

The chamber also is redoing its website, Wright said.

“We got a lot of complaints about the little man that always talks to you when you go to our website,” she said.

She was referring to a video which automatically welcomes visitors to the website. It will not be included with the new update, she said.
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