Georgia movie market saw record production invest throughout pandemic

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Georgia film industry saw record production spend during pandemic

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Tom Hiddleston stars as Loki in the Disney+ series “Loki.”

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Pent-up need for recording places throughout the pandemic and expensive security procedures cause a smash hit year for the Georgia movie and tv market.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development stated Wednesday it amassed a record $4 billion in direct costs on productions in the state throughout the 2021 . For contrast, in 2019 direct invest in Georgia reached $2.9 billion.

“Because Georgia was the first state in the country to re-open our economy and worked with film productions across the state to ensure they could safely continue operations, the Peach State’s film industry is leading the nation,” stated Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

“As the top state for business for an unprecedented eighth year in a row, the jobs, economic development, and investment in film and other supporting industries are a key part of Georgia’s success story,” he stated. “This record-breaking announcement also highlights Georgia’s incredible momentum in economic recovery as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

During that time duration, 366 productions shot in the state, consisting of 21 function movies, 45 independent movies, 222 tv and episodic productions, 57 commercials and 21 video.

This consists of programs like Disney’s “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and motion pictures like Warner Bros.’ “The Suicide Squad.”

Since 2008, attracting tax rewards have actually turned the state into “Y’allywood,” a production center for movie and tv. Georgia has actually established facilities for big-budget productions and is house to an enormously knowledgeable labor force of team members, artisans and specialists.

During the pandemic, Georgia rapidly developed on-set precaution, consisting of mass screening of cast and team.

“Georgia allowed productions to return before other markets, so we not only had returning shows that shut down due to the pandemic, but we were also able to attract new shows that were slated to shoot in other, locked down markets,” stated Lee Thomas, director of the Georgia Film Office.

“This additional slate of projects, combined with increased budgets due to the need for additional crew and space, plus stringent safety measures, led Georgia to have an even higher than projected record year,” Thomas stated.  

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