Toccoa City Commission Approves Film-Friendly Proclamation

The Toccoa City Commission approved a proclamation that Toccoa is a film-friendly city at their meeting Monday.

Toccoa Mayor Jennette Jameison read the proclamation, saying that the city supports and encourages ongoing efforts to increase additional film production in the area.

INSP Films has filmed two productions here in Toccoa and their most recent release, “County Line,” is premiering this weekend at the Ritz Theatre, starting tonight.

According to Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen, at tonight’s premiere, appearances will be made by Gary Wheeler, Vice President of Original Movies at INSP Films and Lisa Ferrell, Georgia Production Partnership’s Industry & Community Relations Liaison.

At the city meeting Monday, Paysen thanked the commission for being so accommodating to the film production.

“I want to thank the City Commission during these last two production,” said Paysen. “You all have been so accommodating and INSP would say the same. They are so grateful for the service they have received here. Friday night we’re going to have a great turnout of cast and crew and network executives.”

Paysen also said that INSP Films has spread the word about how accommodating the City of Toccoa is for film makers.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate what I believe is on the front end of a great opportunity,” said Paysen. “The INSP executives speak so highly of our community, they’ve written recommendations that we are getting into the right hands at the state level. So we’re looking forward to what lies ahead.”

County Line tells the story of Alden Rockwell, an ex-sheriff who gets involved in an investigation. The cast includes Tom Wopat, Patricia Richardson, Jeff Fahey and several other well-known actors.

Screening times at the Historic Ritz Theatre are tonight at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 3 and 6 p.m.

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