Inside the Georgia Film Production Incentive Program, “Camera Ready”

A Look inside the Georgia Film Production Incentive Program, “Camera Ready”

Earlier this fall, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), teamed up to announce the “Camera Ready Community Program”, the first of its kind film tax incentive program aimed at making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production assistance program. In a special pronouncement, the Governor deemed all 159 counties in the state of Georgia counties have been designated “Camera Ready.”

The film industry continues to expand in Georgia with more than 158 feature film and television productions shot during FY14. Programs like Camera Ready and the generous Georgia film tax incentive program have helped bring in a production spend of $1.4 billion into the state. Taken as a whole, film and television production in GA has had an economic impact for FY14 hit $5.1 billion, up from $1.33 billion in FY10 when the Camera Ready Community Program began.

“Not only does this industry employ more than 77,900 Georgians, but it creates a sustainable environment with new infrastructure, more business opportunities for existing Georgia businesses and new educational programs through our universities and technical colleges,” said Deal.

 Success of Film Tax Incentives and Film Tax Credits in GA

“I congratulate every community in Georgia for taking part in this statewide program and making our state a more attractive place for film and television production.”

Established in 2010, Georgia’s Camera Ready Community Program helps to develop and sustain the growing film and television industry in the State of GA by connecting production companies with access to local resources and information. So called, Camera Ready communities have specific liaisons who can assist film and television production companies on a local level.

“Georgia’s Camera Ready liaisons offer productions direct access to local resources and play an essential role in attracting movie and television projects to Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “This industry is already having a significant impact in communities across the state creating new jobs, investment opportunities, new tourism product and beyond – I am thrilled that every county in Georgia wants to be part of the action.”

Learn More about the Georgia Film Tax Incentive Program

You can read more about the Camera Ready Initiative by clicking here, and you can learn more about the generous Georgia Film Tax Credit and Film Tax incentive programs by clicking here or calling of our Film Tax Credit advisors781 849 5357 today!