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Georgia / Moviemaking #40801

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1976
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(Studio) Moviemakers have discovered Georgia as film site.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Rabun Cnty., Georgia) Report on making of "Whiskey Mountain" by producer-director Bill Grefe in Georgia hills. Many nonprofessional actors, like Richard Bowser Batterson, will be seen in movie. [GREFE - notes financial advantages of shooting here.] Film "Deliverance" began trek to Georgia as film site. (Scenes from "Deliverance" shown.) Tourist business has been on increase; Chattooga River canoeing increase noted. [Motel owner Louise COLDREN - comments on financial advantages and incrd. business] Some people express concern with regard to keeping communities as they are and also movies' portrayals of local people. [Clayton, Georgia, Mayor W.L. SAVAGE - says "Deliverance" made people here look like rednecks and he doesn't care for movies of that type being shot here.] As long as movies continue to be made here criticism will also continue.
REPORTER: David Snell

(Studio) Some people now concerned with regard to motorcycles on north Georgia roads because of latest movie.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Snell, David;
Walters, Barbara

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