Georgia Southern / Armstrong University

Georgia Southern University (and the Armstrong campus) offers a wide variety of locations for feature films, documentaries, student films, commercial photo shoots and other creative projects. The University’s campuses are considered by many to be among the most scenic and beautiful college campuses in the country. Comprised of educational and recreational facilities in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia, the University is home to more than 27,000 students. For location fees and other information, please visit our website. For assistance with location requests, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

For Statesboro and Liberty Campuses contact:
Melanie Simón
912.344.2904
msimon@georgiasouthern.edu

For the Armstrong Campus contact:
Amanda Heinz
912.344.2720
aheinz@georgiasouthern.edu


Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR)

If your production includes locations on the beach or on the water, GA DNR issues Letters of Permission (LOP) for authorization to use production equipment in the State of Georgia’s Shore Protection Act (SPA) Jurisdiction or the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Jurisdiction.

Please note that every LOP includes a mandatory 15 day notification period. This means that after the LOP is executed and your request is approved, no work or activities can commence until the 15 day period has expired.

Please contact Deborah Barreiro at GA DNR to determine if your project requires authorization.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Deborah Barreiro
Coastal Permit Coordinator
Deb.Barreiro@dnr.ga.gov
912.266.3695


Savannah River

For Film Permits that involve the Savannah River please use the Marine Event Permit. Please note that applications for marine events must be received by the Boating Law Administrator at least 30 days prior to the event. Applications for water events (10,000 or more participants and spectators) must be received at least 90 days prior to the event Unless a special deadline for a restricted water is in effect. Complete and legible faxes are acceptable. More info on the permit process can be found here.

Captain Chris Hodge
Region Supervisor
The State of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources
912.264.7237


Fort Pulaski National Monument

A Special Use Permit is required to conduct special events and activities at Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Certain special events are permitted on park grounds and inside the fort. However, no activity can interfere with the daily operation of the park or with the visiting public. No part of the fort or park grounds will be closed or reserved for such events.

All student permit applications must be accompanied by a description of the requisite project from the professor and the signed student confirmation form below.

Please fill out and return the required form to Fort Pulaski National Monument. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Special Use Permit Coordinator:

Ron Calhoun
Special Permits Coordinator
912.777.2736


Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

A Georgia Department of Transportation permit is required for all requested use of the right-of-way for film purposes. Permits are issued by District Traffic Operations. If locations requested are in multiple Districts, a separate Permit must be issued for each District.

Georgia Department of Transportation
District 5 Traffic Operations Office
Donnie Boyd, District Traffic Operations Manager
912-530-4395
dboyd@dot.ga.gov


Bryan County Camera Ready Liaison

Christy Sherman
Executive Director
Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau
Christy@VisitRichmondHill.com
912.756.2676


Effingham County Camera Ready Liaison

Andrew Cripps
Chief Executive Officer
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce
acripps@effinghamcountychamber.org
912.754.3301


Liberty County Camera Ready Liaison

Leah Poole
Chief Executive Officer
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau
director@libertycounty.org
912.368.4445


McIntosh County Camera Ready Liaison

Laurie Poole
Film & Media Liaison
mcintoshfilm@icloud.com
(770) 402-2799

For more information please visit the Filming In McIntosh website.

McIntosh County Police Fees are $25.00 / hr.


Bulloch County Camera Ready Liaison

Becky Davis
Executive Director, Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau
becky@visitstatesboro.org
(912) 259-9555
(912) 489-1869


Glynn County Camera Ready Liaison

Scott McQuade
President & CEO, Golden Isles CVB
scott@goldenisles.com
(912) 638-9014


Wayne County Camera Ready Liaison

Heather Altman
Tourism & Special Events Coordinator
waynetourism@gmail.com
(912) 427-3233


Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Thank you for your interest in utilizing the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Facilities. In accordance with Board Policy EBH and EBH-R, the District encourages organizations considered educational, youth programs, civic/community service organizations, and private/for-profit companies to utilize the facilities.  Please visit our website to submit a facility rental request.

For general questions or comments about using a District facility please contact the Facilities Management Department at 912.395.3000 or email us at facilities@sccpss.com


Live Oak Public Libraries

Thank you for your interest in Creative / Commercial / Professional Photography & Video/Filming at Live Oak Public Libraries. This form is required in order to review your request.


Savannah Hilton Head International Airport

All commercial filming, non-profit and student filming, videography, and commercial photography requests at the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport must be reviewed and approved by the Savannah Airport Commission. The permitting process requires a minimum of two weeks.

Certificate of Insurance should address Savannah Airport Commission as the loss payee.


Skidaway Island State Park

Complete the Ga State Parks Film Request Application below and submit electronically via email to film.application@dnr.ga.gov.

Read more about the rules of filming in the park. For more on filming in any State of Georgia Parks click here. For Drone usage please click here.


Wormsloe State Historic Site

Read about Wormsloe’s filming policies.

Gretchen Greminger
Site Manager – Wormsloe State Historic Site
Gretchen.greminger@dnr.ga.gov
912.353.3023