20 Nov 5 Reasons the Film Industry Chose Georgia
If you conduct a Google search for television shows filmed in Georgia you’ll find a vast list ranging from “The Walking Dead,” to “Say Yes to the Dress.”
Many shows are currently filming or in the process of relocating to the south. Our traffic control specialist teams have watched the transition occur and we are here to share the reasons why the film industry has chosen Georgia as its new home.
Georgia’s Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia. This is applicable for either a single production or for multiple projects. This tax credit extends to companies producing feature films, television series, music videos, and commercials. It also applies to interactive games and has proven to be a great incentive to choose Georgia.
Georgia’s landscape is huge and differs from dense cities. Its towering skyscrapers and thick forests with hidden waterfalls make it an ideal location. The hit television series “The Walking Dead” was filmed in Senoia, Georgia, and the town now consequently offers tours of the show’s most memorable scenes. Producers like Greg Nicotero enjoy filming in Georgia because of the various scenic settings the southern state has to offer.
Focus on Production
Film services are easily found in Georgia. You can locate anyone from a hair and makeup artist to a traffic control specialist. Georgia Traffic Safety specializes in providing services tailored towards filming. Companies that focus on films are present all over Georgia due to the increase in film production across the state.
Celebrities are not strangers to Georgia. Many actors and actresses are making Georgia their homes as they film projects in the state. Buckhead and downtown Atlanta hotels are great places to spot stars in Georgia.
Don’t let the southern location fool you! Georgia is a state with a diverse and somewhat eclectic population.