Because the Capitol is all about reincarnation

The lieutenant governor’s office just put out a press release explaining why the state Capitol is surrounded by video vans and sound trucks.

Wrote spokeswoman Jaillene Hunter:

A new television series, “Past Life,” which will premiere on FOX in 2010, will be shooting scenes in Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s office today and tomorrow.

How nice, we thought. A documentary about Cagle’s postponed career as a candidate for governor. But the lieutenant governor won’t appear in a single shot.

No, “Past Life” is about an unlikely pair of detectives _ there being no other kind _ who investigate the spooky world of the unexplained. Like why baseball stadiums can sell beer on Sunday, but grocery stores can’t.

In truth, Cagle’s office was far more eager to discuss the tax credit that attracted TV crews to the Capitol and movie crews to other parts of the state. Writes Ms. Hunter:

The Georgia General Assembly passed H.B. 1100 in 2008, which provides tax credits for qualified production companies and their affiliates. It applies the 20 percent credit to all Georgia counties and an additional 10 percent credit if films or TV projects place a Georgia logo in the film or TV credits.

Beyond Past Life, 60 feature films, indie features, television series, television movies, TV pilots and TV specials have been produced in or have committed to Georgia in the last 16 months.

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7 comments Add your comment


September 16th, 2009
12:53 pm

You should be happy that there is some kind of work being done down at the capital and spend less time snipping at the politicians.
This is nothing but a positive

Calvin's Barber Shop

September 16th, 2009
1:43 pm

I was an extra in a feature film shot in Chickamauga this summer. It was fun.

The Snark

September 16th, 2009
2:27 pm

Oh, that’s why all those crews are there. I thought they were news crews covering Eric Johnson’s resignation announcement.

Uncle Jessie

September 16th, 2009
2:49 pm

The real reincarnation scene will be the Governors’s office. Long live King Roy!


September 16th, 2009
3:55 pm

“Like why baseball stadiums can sell beer on Sunday, but grocery stores can’t.”


Road Scholar

September 16th, 2009
4:01 pm

“…who investigate the spooky world of the unexplained..”- Like the lack of a coherent policy on transportation, water, and ethics.

Chuck Eaton

September 16th, 2009
4:50 pm

I thought the crews were here to do a movie on a hard-hitting, political beat reporter for the hometown newspaper.