Pinewood Atlanta Studios is Expanding Thanks to Georgia's Growing Film Industry

There is no doubt that Georgia's film industry is on fire. With over 30 movies and TV shows currently filming throughout the state, and two major Marvel feature films filming outside of Atlanta, the Peach State has become one of the best places to go if you want to join the film industry. According to a new report by Times-Herald, Pinewood Studios is looking to expand in order to keep up with the demand. During a Rotary Club meeting, Brian Cooper, VP of operations at Pinewood Studios, explained that over 3,000 people are expected to visit Pinewood Atlanta Studios every day in 2017. That said, they are looking to bring more vendors onto the property. When it comes to celebrities, Cooper explains A-listers enjoy the Southern Hospitality. “The talent that comes to Pinewood are very engaging,” Cooper said. “They go out to eat in the area, and there’s not a big swarm of people around them. People let them be people.” According to Times-Herald, the main reason why Georgia's film industry is growing, outside of the luxurious tax credit, is the resources Pinewood Studios provides on location. Cooper explained that instead of using old warehouses as a movie studio, Pinewood changed the film industry in Georgia by building actual filming facilities. As a result, Pinewood Studios has been operating at 100% for the past four years with a master plan for expansion currently underway. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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