The Newnan Times-Herald


Netflix to film ‘Candy Jar’ in Newnan

  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:01 AM

A permit request to film the Netflix Original movie “Candy Jar” in Newnan has been conditionally approved for mid-March.

Jason Underwood, the film’s location manager, agreed to notify residents of Powell Place by the end of the week as a condition of the Newnan City Council’s granting his request. Filming is set for March 15-19.

In his written request, Underwood asked the city for permission to permanently close one lane of Powell Place between Clark and Elm streets to provide a parking area for the film crew’s work vehicles. The vehicles will be marked with traffic cones, the request stated, and the crew will make sure residents have access to their driveways. Off-duty police will provide on-site assistance.

While most of the filming will take place inside a private residence on Powell Place, according to the request, exterior dialogue scenes to be shot in front of the home will require the sidewalk to be closed temporarily. Traffic control will be needed for driving scenes, and one night scene will require a lighting platform, he wrote.

The proposed film schedule would close one lane of Powell Place between Clark and Elm streets from March 5-19; close the sidewalk in front of the picture house for the duration of filming; and require traffic control and platform lighting placement on Sunday, March 19 to film night-driving scenes.

Underwood brought the request before council at its Feb. 21 meeting, the only meeting scheduled for the month. At the time, he had not yet notified Powell Place residents.

“I apologize for that,” he told council members. “This location requires a lot more lead time because I have to bring it before you, and you don’t meet every day.”

Underwood said he would notify Powell Place residents of closures and delays that could impact them by the end of this week.