Today Governor Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s film industry generated more than $5.1 billion in economic impact, but the industry is more than just a powerful economic generator. Countless jobs are created in the process.
According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) nearly 23,500 people are directly employed by the industry in Georgia. These jobs employ Georgians in nearly every trade from electricians and lighting to stage construction and real estate. To help tell their story we created this video that features a few of the individuals who depend on Georgia’s booming film industry.
There are many reasons why the entertainment industry in Georgia is attracting a record number of productions. In Georgia, you’ll find one of the most competitive tax incentive programs in the country, along with a broad network of production and recording facilities, a large and skilled workforce, the latest production equipment and suppliers, gaming and interactive media developers, and technology and support services. All these elements are what will continue Georgia’s success in the industry, but today we want to shine the spotlight on the individuals who are benefiting from this booming industry.