The Economic value of a movie---Miley Cyrus--movie "The Last Song"--Savannah

Real Estate Agent with Mopper-Stapen,Realtors

Well it is official!!  Disney will be shooting their new  movie w/ Miley Cyrus ( daughter of Billy Ray)  "The Last Song" in Savannah, Ga.  --shooting is scheduled to start in June -- but have already met with some of the production people who are in town and looking for places for short term rentals.   Finding places will be a challenge --since there are not to many short term rentals that are furnished and the ones that are - operate as Vacation get aways w/ weekly price structures-- but it will be a fun challenge.

So one of my thoughts-- what is the value of a movie production to a community in economic and visiblity terms---ie. "what is a movie worth"??  We have had several made here-- most notably--- Forrest Gump, The General's Daughter, Bagger Vance - ( I was  out cking there shooting locations--for a chance to see someone !!)  and I think the one that put us on the map--  Midnight Night in the Garden of Good and Evil--- the town "is excited"--street closing will be a pain, and how many Cyrus fans will flock here to try and get close and catch a glimpse.

The next 3 months --while they are shooting here should be interesting-- they are scheduled to start June 1, 09---but the hype/vibes are all ready starting.  As an Fyi -- for those of you not familiar--Miley was in the movie -- "Hannah Montana: the movie"---a disney hit.  The Last Song  is based on a script by Nicholas Sparks --story line-- rebellious girl who is sent to live w/ her estranged  father over the summer.

Book and film to be released simultaneously---Let's hope it, the movie and savannah are a hit!!!

Here's to filming a movie !!  More attention and a lot of real estate sales-- wouldn't that be wonderful !!






Comments (3)

Judy Schneider
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA


My Daughter loves Miley Cyrus!! How exciting,I hope things go well for you!! Best of Luck!!

May 06, 2009 03:04 PM
andrea re
Mopper-Stapen,Realtors - Savannah, GA

greetings--Judy,  thanks for your response-- miley --is like a hero for a certain age-- kind of like the "american doll" --wave that has been popular for several yr.  If you are not here in Sav. -- keep a watch because supposedly -- miley will be hosting several open events here in sav.  Will try to keep everyone up to date---if and when they are---


May 06, 2009 05:03 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just heard about Miley from my FB posts. So sad... what happened to this sweet girl? Who she jumped so quick from such nice movies to such trashy behavior.... I do believe she is a very bad example for our young daughters.....

Aug 27, 2013 04:59 AM