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Medient Studios hires former Savannah Film Office Director Jay Self

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SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -

He's a familiar face in a brand new place.

Medient Studios, the fledgling Effingham County movie studio, announced Tuesday night that former Savannah Film Office Director Jay Self has been hired as the company's head of corporate affairs.

The announcement came at the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's meeting.

Self was dismissed as film office director while "Spongebob Squarepants" was filming in Savannah.

He admits he had some doubts about Medient when they first announced plans for a new movie studio.

"There was a lot of skepticism," Self said. "And I looked at it through skeptic eyes in the beginning because, you know, it is serious business."

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