One Stop Indie Shop

Georgia’s booming entertainment industry has created exciting new opportunities for burgeoning and established filmmakers alike to bring their independent projects to life.  Whether you are a student filmmaker or veteran indie producer, the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office’s skilled, hands-on staff is here to help – at any budget level.

With our competitive tax incentives for qualified projects, large and experienced crew base, broad network of vendors and facilities, diverse shooting locations and cost-effective production environment, Georgia is already an ideal place to shoot.  We are also home to a growing number of universities offering film and television curriculum and training programs, cultivating the next generation of independent filmmakers.  Several nationally-renowned film and television festivals take place throughout Georgia, providing new opportunities for independent filmmakers to screen their work and network with other creative artists.

Nurturing a production environment where independent filmmakers can create and thrive is crucial to the mission of our office.  Please visit the links below for more helpful information and to see how we can best assist you.

1 REEL-CREW PRODUCTION DIRECTORY

Looking for film crew, equipment rental and other production resources? Everything you need for your production is just a click away with our Reel-Crew production directory.

Reel-Crew is the industry-standard searchable, online directory of crew and support services, at no charge. Customized for the Georgia Film Office, Reel-Crew allows us to promote our local Georgia crew and vendors to the industry 24x7x365.

Now crew and vendors can register, create an account, build profiles, upload resumes or logos, and assign credits – all through our website. Reel-Crew allows the Georgia Film Office to illustrate the depth of infrastructure and resources available locally, while marketing that crew base to the industry around the clock.

Among the many features of Listing in the Reel-Crew online directory:

  • Login and update any time so information is current and accurate
  • Indicate availability (crew) so producers can instantly see who is free
  • Upload resume and web links (demo reel, IMDB page, etc.) and list credits
  • Lock personal data so it does not appear online

For Georgia residents and businesses, register for Reel-Crew or log on here.

2 THOUSANDS OF LOCATIONS, FREE SCOUTING ASSISTANCE

From the mountains, forests, farmland, swamps and coastal regions to urban landscapes, small town charm and every type of architecture, thousands of accessible locations are available for your production. Although these locations are typically not free, our assistance in locating them is!  We would be happy to put together a package for you based on your needs.

You can also take advantage of Georgia’s Camera Ready program; a free service that provides trained liaisons to help you with scouting, permitting and other production needs in all 159 Georgia counties.

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We invite you to discover what many producers, location scouts, directors, editors, and other industry professionals have known for years: in Georgia, the film and video industry means business, and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office is ready to meet your every need.

3 SAVE UP TO 30% WITH PRODUCTION TAX INCENTIVES

Qualifying productions receive a 20% Georgia tax credit, plus an additional 10% credit for embedding a Georgia promotional logo in your film title or credits.

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4 REAL PRODUCTION VALUE – ONSCREEN AND OFF

With more than 700 film and television projects under our belt since 1972, Georgia owns one of the deepest, most-experienced and affordable crew bases in the country, with more than 5,000 union and non-union professionals.

Over 1,000 production suppliers and support vendors ensure competitive pricing, availability and quality production in these and other areas:

  • Studio/Sound Stages
  • Cameras
  • Lighting & Grip
  • Props & Wardrobe
  • Casting/Talent
  • Catering
  • Film Labs
  • Editing
  • Animation/Special Effects
  • Music Scoring/Sound Design
5 FILM FESTIVALS
6 FILMMAKER FAQS

Need more information on shooting in Georgia?  Please visit our comprehensive FAQs page, or contact our helpful office staff.

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