Putnam Natural Resources LLC, has agreed to buy the Enterprise aluminum plant in Eatonton and develop the site into a movie production facility for Tytan Pictures, LLC, a full-feature film division of Tybee Island-based Tytan Creates.
Walter Rocker III, a co-owner of Putnam Natural Resources, said Tytan Pictures has expressed interest in using some or all of the facility for a sound stage and post-production offices for independent feature films, television shows and commercials.
“This project will revitalize a blighted property, bring new industry into Eatonton and create a multitude of well paying jobs,” Rocker said. “Eatonton is perfectly situated only 75 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta. The town has outstanding movie location potential. It’s right here on the Antebellum Trail, near two of our state’s largest and most beautiful lakes, Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair.”
Rocker said he anticipates that a studio would also attract new residents, primarily those in film industry trades such as carpenters, electricians, sound engineers and caterers.