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TV taping returns to McDonough
by Noreen Cochran
August 06, 2013 03:56 PM | 1833 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Filming for the ABC TV fall series “Resurrection” took place around McDonough last week and will return, city spokeswoman Casey Case said.

But she doesn’t know when.

“We don’t have a schedule for more filming here yet,” Case said. “[They have] gone back to the studio set following location shoots in McDonough.”

Last week, film crews set up at 114 Jonesboro St. for interior shots, the county courthouse on the Square, a private residence on Bryan Street, a cemetery and McDonough Presbyterian Church.

“[They] will be filming next in Norcross at a house there. [I] understand they will be filming more in McDonough than anywhere else,” Case said. “They are filming shows for the whole season.

They will be back since McDonough is the chosen location setting for the show.”

She said she will post schedules on the city’s Facebook page as soon as they are received.

Computer users can visit the city website www.mcdonoughga.org and click on the Facebook icon on the upper right side.

“Liking” the page will notify users when updates come in.

Case said she hopes residents, businesses and visitors will understand the increased number of signs, traffic restrictions and parking situations during the temporary spotlight.

“We encourage our citizens to be patient with and hospitable to the members of the film crew as they set up at various locations around McDonough to film. Knowing our citizens, this will be a very natural response,” Case said in a statement. “Extend kindness and good old Southern hospitality to the crews doing the location filming. This is such a great opportunity for McDonough. Our citizens are wonderful and I know they will be most gracious to the film crew if they are made aware of what is going on.”

Kira D. Harris-Braggs, McDonough Main Street program manager, said this is a golden opportunity.

“You know how important and costly the filming process is,” she said in a statement. “Please be very patient and understanding with the crews working on this project and please do not interrupt while they are trying to get their work done. After all, we want more such projects to come to our beautiful city. We will be known in their industry by the way we handled their presence. Let’s make it a very positive experience for the crews while filming in and around McDonough.”

The series, based on the Jason Mott novel “The Returned,” stars Omar Epps of “House.”
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