1. Explain the influence that the movie and television industry has had on Georgia.
Film and television have brought notoriety to the state, its history and geography and its people. The industry has also created many jobs and a lot of wealth.
2. Why does the state's film commission encourage filmmakers to come to Georgia?
Filmmakers bring jobs and money with them to Georgia. They hire Georgians, rent cars and buildings, and purchase local products. The film industry also generates a lot of tax revenue.
3. The film The War is set in a small southern town and features kids who are from small southern towns. Do you think it's important that filmmakers hire actors who grew up/live in a specific setting? Explain your response.
Student answers may vary. Some may respond by saying hiring actors from a particular setting makes the film more authentic.