California Beats Georgia in TV Pilot Production

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Georgia ranks fourth in TV pilot production.

A recent study by FilmL.A., found 173 broadcast, cable and digital pilots, including 109 dramas and 64 comedies filmed TV pilots last year. 12 of these productions filmed in Georgia.

Georgia came in fourth behind California, which filmed 68 pilots, British Columbia (21 pilots) and New York (24 pilots).

FilmL.A.’s report also reported straight-to-series show orders and digital pilot projects in production: a total of 65 network, cable and digital shows were ordered straight-to-series in the 2016-17 cycle. Cable networks put 29 shows into production, while digital networks launched 27 shows and broadcast networks launched nine shows straight-to-series.

Georgia holds its number four ranking from the 2015-2016 cycle. The FilmL.A. report did note, however, that the number of pilots made this year is 24 fewer pilots than normal.

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