Local Resources

Alabama Film Incentive

Alabama Film Office On March 24, 2009 Former Governor Bob Riley signed into law the Entertainment Industry Incentive Act of 2009. A qualified production company shall be entitled to a 25% rebate of all state certified expenditures and 35% of all payroll paid to residents of Alabama for the state certified production. Production expenditures for a project must equal or exceed at least $500,000 but must not exceed $20,000,000.


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Calhoun County Locations Listed on Alabama Film Office

Alabama Film Festivals

Yellowhammer International Film Festival. Featuring filmmakers from NE Alabama, the United States, and the world. First festival is scheduled to be held in Calhoun County, Alabama in April 2015.

Sidewalk Film Festival Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

The Birmingham International Educational Film Festival is a non-profit organization with a history of providing educational opportunities to students in Alabama and across the nation.

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is hosted each year by the University of North Alabama in Florence.

The South Alabama Film Festival seeks to showcase all varieties of films by, for or about the South and its people.

River City Film Festival - The festival celebrates and promotes film as art and education.


Local Film Communities

JSU Film Club. Under the direction of Jeffrey Nichols, this University club meets monthly to plan and execute creative film projects.


JSU Film Program

JSU is actively seeking students who have an interest in film where classroom and technical experience creates the best education. For more information: 256-782-8010.

This is a very aggressive program supported by the NE Alabama Entertainment Initiative committee made up of state and local leaders who actively promote filming in the region. JSU is working closely with nearby cities such as Anniston, Centre, Fort Payne, Heflin and especially Jacksonville where they offer an “incubator location” (15,000 sq ft facility) for film productions.

Film Production Facilities

Longleaf Studios - Video production facilities plus largest green screen in Alabama!

Tom Potts Marketing - Broadcast quality video production facilities


WDNG - News talk radio. Media company. Audio recording studio.


Film Consultant

Chuck Bush - Entertainment Consultant

Talent / Other

Annie Brunson - Composer, consultant, corporate teambuilding (film)


Dianna Michaels - WEAC-TV2 Weather Anchor, On-screen Image Consultant

Jeffrey Nichols - Cinematographer, Artist in Residence at JSU

Melanie Tolbert - Musician, script-writer, producer




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