Georgia is dominating the TV and film industry.
With over 30 TV shows and movies now filming in Georgia. The Peach State’s film industry is on fire.
The Georgia Film Office and Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Tuesday that Georgia’s film and TV industry during Fiscal Year 2019 earned record-breaking direct spending of $2.9 billion. That is an increase from last year’s $2.7 billion for the fiscal year 2018. Moreover, 399 TV projects filmed here last year including 58 feature films and 214 TV series or specials.
Understanding Georgia Film Tax Credit:
A state tax credit was signed into law in 2008 giving productions up to a 30 percent tax break by filming in Georgia. This incentive was enough to convince Hollywood producers to film in Georgia.
Big productions such as The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead and Divergent helped boost Georgia’s film industry. In fact, small cities are now being used as filming locations. Producers are searching and finding small towns across Georgia to film their TV shows. The small town of Senoia, Georgia has transformed since The Walking Dead set up location in the small town.
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That said, Georgia’s film industry is facing a boycott following the election of Brian Kemp as governor. Kemp, who served as the Secretary of State and oversaw the election, has been accused of voter suppression leading up to the election. Some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers, actors, models, and talent are calling for a boycott of Georgia’s booming film industry. For example, Frank Rich, the executive producer of HBO’s VEEP, said, “If Kemp wins in Georgia, Hollywood should put its money where its mouth is and pull all production out of the state,” Rich tweeted.