With all the recent Oscar buzz, film has been on everyone’s mind. Newton County is known for the filming that is done here, but what about the people from Covington that go into filming? Dick Schulz did just that. He moved to Newton County at age 3 after his parents purchased The Oaks Course Golf Course. His love for film started early, as one may imagine growing up in the Hollywood of the South. After attending Elon University in North Carolina, he and his wife moved to LA to pursue a career in directing.
He worked his way up the ladder at a company called What’s Trending with Shira Lazar, where he had multiple roles from production manager to segment director. After spending almost 3 years at What’s Trending, he joined Lunarscape Pictures, where he aided in creating a documentary on quarterback Russell Wilson. The deal with the NFL was a success, and Schulz was credited as a producer on the project. He is also working at a news company, HitFix, where he produces, directs, and edits.
It’s so good to hear about someone from the Hollywood of the South succeeding in LA, while still remembering his past. He is a big supporter of the filming that is happening here in Newton County. He talks about working to promote and improve infrastructures in Newton that would attract the film industry. He sees that future for the Hollywood of the South to be a bright one. He says having a good brand and reputation is crucial for the years to come, as well as making people aware of the industry.
We here in Newton County are so proud of you, Dick! We are extremely excited to see what your future holds for you, and hope you come work in the Hollywood of the South at your first opportunity!