High-profile productions filmed in Georgia started hitting theatres in late February, including The Crazies, The Blind Side, The Last Song, Why Did I Get Married, Too? and The Joneses. Killers, Get Low and Due Date are slated to hit movie theaters in the next few months.
In fact, entertainment productions in Georgia have increased 400 percent since the state introduced an aggressive tax credit package in 2008. More than 100 feature films, television series, specials and pilots have been produced in Georgia since then, helping catapult the state into the top five in the nation for film and TV production in 2009, and landing it in the top spot in the Southeast.
Here are some highlights from the 2009 production year:
• Number of combined productions: 348
• Total value of all production budgets: $770.2* million
• Economic Impact: $1.3 billion
*This figure represents combined totals of feature, independent, and TV/episodic film, commercials, music videos and video game development.
from Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office