Tax breaks for films boost Georgia economy

ATLANTA — Tractor-trailors circled the Capitol, and cables snaked through its hallways Wednesday as a production company filmed scenes for a Fox television series.

The lights, cameras and dozens of T-shirt-clad technicians served as the perfect setting for state officials to trumpet the impact of tax breaks enacted into law in 2008. In the 16 months since the 30 percent tax credit took affect, 60 feature films, TV movies, series and specials have been produced in Georgia, representing $521 million in investment and a $929 million economic impact.

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