Eatonton's new role as 'Hollywood South' moves closer to reality

Logo – This is the new “film-ready, film-friendly town” logo created by Tytan Creates for Eatonton.



By Lynn Hobbs / Staff

EATONTON -- Almost a year has passed since Eatonton Downtown Development Authority leased the old Putnam State Prison to Tytan Pictures, and much has been happening behind the scenes, Tytan CEO Jim Stone said recently.

The company, which specializes in cinematography and film production, recently secured the rights to produce at least two feature films – one on the life story of Major League Baseball great Darrell Strawberry, and the other on a World War II squadron of women bomber pilots.

“We are moving as fast as we can right now,” Stone said. “The Strawberry film will be the biggest thing we ever dreamed we would be doing in Eatonton in our first couple of years here. It will put Eatonton on the map, I promise.”

In addition to their own films, Tytan is serving as a host for other film produces to make their movies in Eatonton. When the lease was approved in March 2016, plans were already in the works for a movie called ...

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