‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ to Film at Man-Made Olympic Beach
AJC is reporting that parts of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be filmed at a section of Clayton County’s International Park called ‘The Beach’. Open only during the summer months, The Beach was originally constructed for the beach volleyball venue for the 1996 Olympics. Photos of the “beach” look a little on the old side, but the article says that the water will be pumped out and re-filled. This will probably be where they film the Cornucopia, which makes sense, since I’d been thinking that the water scenes would be near impossible to actually film in the ocean in Hawaii.
Clayton County will be paid $80,000 in the deal it reached with Project GGX Productions Inc., according to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Additionally, off-duty Clayton police officers will earn $45 an hour for security, and a Clayton County Water Authority worker will be paid $75 an hour to drain and refill the park’s lake.
“It’s a really big deal for us,” said Grant Wainscott, director of Clayton’s Economic Development and Film & Entertainment Office. “There’s a lot of community pride when they can see the county on the big screen. It’s a great positive. There’s a lot of challenging economic news in the region, and when we can highlight something incredible … this is by all means a great success story for Clayton County.”