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$90M movie studio promises Hollywood jobs for Ga.

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By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

MELDRIM, Ga. (AP) - Savannah gets the occasional limelight in films such as "Forrest Gump." But now, a neighboring community hopes to get into moviemaking full time.

Effingham County officials celebrated last week as Medient Studios broke ground on a planned $90 million production studio complex. The project is envisioned as a round-the-clock film factory, with everything from screenwriting to principle photography to special effects being done on a 1,550-acre campus.

Medient is a small company with big ambitions. It has 22 employees and a little more than $52,000 in the bank, as the end of June. But it plans to hire 1,200 workers within five years.

John Henry of the local Industrial Development Authority says the studio would boost the total number of jobs in Effingham County by about 10%.

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