Georgia film and TV spending soars
Film and TV production spending in Georgia rose to $2.7bn in the 2017 financial year, with the overall economic impact estimated at nearly four times that figure.
The eastern-US state hosted 320 movies and TV shows over the course of the year, with a generous tax credit and world-class studio facilities being central reasons for the regional success.
“Georgia’s film industry supports thousands of jobs, boosts small business growth and expands offerings for tourists,” said Nathan Deal, governor of Georgia.
“As one of the top places in the world for film, Georgia hosted a remarkable 320 film and television productions during the last fiscal year. These productions mean new economic opportunities and real investments in local communities.
“We are committed to further establishing Georgia as a top film destination and introducing film companies to the camera-ready backdrops.”
Georgia is the most popular filming location in the world in terms of the sheer number of big-budget Hollywood movies that choose to shoot there.
Marvel has used Pinewood Atlanta Studios as a production base for numerous superhero movies including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther.
Dwayne Johnson’s monster movie Rampage wrapped in Atlanta over the weekend and a new Godzilla film is currently shooting in the city.
For more on filming in Georgia see our production guide.
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