The Location Managers Guild International has featured an article in their newsletter on how film production in Georgia goes from strength to strength:
“On the heels of several record-breaking years, production in Georgia shows no sign of slowing down. With the state’s tax incentives drawing productions large and small to the southern state, the number of shows shooting in Georgia continues to grow, bringing in ample jobs and revenue. The economic impact in the state has more than tripled since 2012 – jumping from $3.1 billion to $9.5 billion in 2018.
According to the Atlanta Film Office, the 455 feature films and television projects shot during FY2018 are responsible for creating 92,000 jobs keeping local crews in high demand. Some LA-based crew members are choosing to relocate to Georgia to make the most of the relatively low cost of living and ample employment. There also continues to be an influx of crew members relocating from North Carolina and Louisiana where reduced tax incentives have caused a decrease in production and related jobs. Thankfully, it seems the peach state is a soft place to land. In January 2018, Movie Maker Magazine named Atlanta the number one large city for filmmakers to live and work and Savannah came in second in the small city category.
Atlanta and surrounding cities are using FilmApp to manage their applications and we are delighted to be a part of this success story.