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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY The parking lot of the Coweta County Administration Building was transformed into the very first McDonald’s for filming of “The Founder.” (Newnan Times-Herald File Photo)

The film crews just keep coming.

C Coweta a hot spot for television, movie filming WRITTEN BY SARAH FAY CAMPBELL

54 Coweta Living 2016-17

So many movies and television shows have been filmed in Coweta County that it would be nearly impossible to list them all. “The Walking Dead” began filming in Coweta, primarily in Senoia, in its second season. The seventh season is currently being filmed. And star Norman Reedus and director Greg Nicotero have drawn attention with their restaurant in downtown Senoia called Nic and Norman’s. Some movies, including “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Get Low” and “Lawless” were filmed primarily in Coweta. Many more movies have filmed scenes in the area. In the past two years, Coweta has been the site of filming of “The Founder,” about McDonald’s, “Felt” starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane, a pilot for the Hulu series “When the Streetlights Go On,” “Rings” – a sequel to “The Ring,” “In Dubious Battle” starring James Franco and Robert Duvall and directed by Franco and “Insurgent.” For “The Founder,” which stars Michael Keaton, a replica of the very first McDonald’s was built in the parking lot of the Coweta County Administration Building.


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