In late August this year, a film production company was in Cobourg shooting an early episode of a new Netflix series, Ginny and Georgia (see link below) – and they were back again on Tuesday. This time they shot a scene in front of Victoria Hall with a “Fall Festival” theme and they closed off King Street for the day. Lots of Cobourg passers-by stopped to look at what was happening but if you ventured past a sign (see text below), you could end up as a free extra in the film. It’s flattering that film producers like what they see in Cobourg but also the crew needs to eat so they do bring business to the Town. The Town does charge fees for various services (see the link below) so it seems to be a win-win situation.
The Town’s announcement said that “access to Victoria Hall will still be made available to citizens through guided walkways to avoid disruption of filming. The production company and the Town of Cobourg thank citizens in advance for their patience.”
Ginny & Georgia Season 1 will have 10 episodes and is expected to debut in 2020. It’s a mother-daughter drama and stars newcomer Antonia Gentry (Candy Jar) in the role of Ginny and Brianne Howey (The Passage) as Georgia.
“Ginny & Georgia” centers on Ginny Miller, a fifteen-year-old who often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia wants to put down roots in the charming New England town of Wellsbury, Massachusetts, and give her family a normal life. For Ginny, that means navigating a prestigious school, rising popularity, and complicated love interests.
Below are some photos I took of the event. Above right shows some spectators.
Links and extras
- Netflix comes to Cobourg – 29 August 2019
- Town of Cobourg Filming Guide – includes policies, fees etc.
- Text on Notices
NOTICE – FILMING
Please note that we are filming the Television Series
‘GINNY AND GEORGIA – SEASON 1’
and that if you proceed any further you may be in camera range and caught on camera.
By proceeding into camera range you will be deemed to have granted us permission to film/ photograph/ videotape you and to include in the series all photographs, film and/or videotape taken of you, and to distribute and exploit the series without any restriction, with no obligation to you.
Further, by proceeding into camera range you will be deemed to have released the production company, its related companies, and its and their officers, directors and employees, from any and all liability, including liability arising from claims for invasion of privacy or any other cause of action arising out of your appearance in, and the exploitation of, the series.