HBO Series Filming Means Economic Windfall For Macon

Apr 13, 2019

Some middle Georgia residents are seeing dollar signs as HBO films a new TV series in Macon.

WMAZ-TV reports production crews are preparing an area of downtown Macon to serve as a backdrop for "Watchmen," a show based on the acclaimed DC Comics series from 1986.

The production means $150 a day for downtown resident Nick Tuz. He says he signed a contract with the production team to be paid for the inconvenience of filming near his apartment.

Macon-Bibb County spokesman Chris Floore says the "Watchmen" team is paying more than $17,000 to film in Macon, and that doesn't include payouts to affected businesses and residents such as Tuz. He says movie and TV productions have paid the county more than $165,000 in the last seven years.