The study, conducted by Olsberg SPI, a London-based consulting firm, found the film tax break is responsible for nearly 60,000 jobs and produces a return on investment of $6.30 for every $1 the tax incentive costs Georgia in lost tax revenue.
Work dried up in Atlanta's booming film industry last winter and has been at a near-standstill ever since the industry's writers went on strike in May and actors joined them in July. Writers reached a deal late last month, but with the actors strike still ongoing, many Atlanta-based performers and behind-the-scenes crew members members are grappling for financial survival.
Metropolitan Atlanta is home to the second highest number of soundstages in the U.S., including the massive Tyler Perry Studios and Trilith Studios. But many productions have chosen to shoot in and around the city itself, often as stand-ins for other locations.
The film industry spent $4.1 billion in Georgia during the last fiscal year, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday.
Sound stage project stalls, leaving gaps in area’s production portfolio
Combined, the two films brought in the biggest revenue since the start of the pandemic, besting out the usual superhero franchises Hollywood has come to depend on.
Members of the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta chapter, entertainment industry workers and supporters met at a rally in Clayton County on Monday night in support of the national actors strike.
From the image of Forrest Gump sitting on a park bench in Chippewa Square to the chase scene starting at Forsyth Park in The Longest Yard, Savannah’s landscapes have become an iconic part of American cinema and brought millions of dollars to the local community.
An Atlanta actress and writer is launching a campaign to become the first Black woman to be president of SAG AFTRA, the union representing film and television actors. she wants to unite union workers.
American and European companies are increasingly having their commercials, shows and films shot in Mexico, taking advantage of lower costs and experienced Mexican crews.
A new professional social network backed by some major Hollywood names is hoping to help Atlanta's film industry workers connect with productions across the state.
A Hollywood production team is setting up temporary offices in downtown Macon to film a major motion picture backed by big names and benefactors that bankrolled the $8.5 million project.
Georgia's film industry is once again in the spotlight — against the backdrop of an increasingly politicized climate in the state.
Film and television productions spent $4.4 billion in the Peach State in fiscal 2022, which ended June 30, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday. That’s up from the previous record of $4 billion set in fiscal 2021.
The General Assembly passed legislation two years ago requiring all film productions located in Georgia to undergo mandatory audits by the state Department of Revenue or third-party auditors selected by the agency.