Movie crews return to Tybee Island after pandemic pause

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Movie crews are returning to Georgia’s largest public beach for the first time since the coronavirus forced a long pause between productions.

Filmmakers used Tybee Island as a backdrop last month to film scenes for a Korean War movie titled “Devotion.” A new production is scheduled to roll into town next week, with four days of filming for “The In Between” scheduled to start Monday.

Tybee Island Mayor Shirley Sessions told WTOC-TV that it’s great to see film productions return to the small beach community east of Savannah.

“We’re happy to accommodate the film industry,” Sessions said, “and they have been very accommodating and they’ve assured us that they are going to take every precaution.”

Sessions said she’s considering asking Tybee Island’s city council to approve an impact fee that future productions would pay for filming on the beach. She says the money would be used to fund beach renourishment projects.