Just when you thought Georgia’s film industry couldn’t get any bigger. Atlanta’s eastern suburb is looking to bring more TV shows and movies to the area.
According to Deadline, the new DeKalb Entertainment Commission launched earlier this week with the mission to further grow the county’s film, television, music, and digital entertainment industries.
Starting October 21st, DeKalb Entertainment Commission will launch an entertainment expo event with panels, workshops and other resources for producers, aspiring filmmakers, and artists.
“The new DeKalb Entertainment Commission will be about making connections, building collaboration and creating amazing content,” said Andrew Greenberg, commission chairman. “It will be the economic engine that drives growth for our county across the entertainment industry, encouraging companies to locate here while creating jobs and spurring construction, development and overall industry growth.”
He added: “The commission will be an important resource for DeKalb County as the entertainment industry continues to grow across Georgia. It has already had an enormous economic impact statewide, with $9.5 billion in film and television, $3.7 billion in music and almost $2 billion in digital entertainment.”
The county has also launched a new website, DeKalbEntertainment.com, to make it easier for permitting and finding locations.
Previous movies such as Morgan Freeman’s Driving Miss Daisy, Ice Cube’s Barbershop: The Next Cut, and Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss are among the many movies that have previously filmed in the Atlanta suburb.What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.