Film and TV Productions in Georgia Total Nearly $5.1 Billion in 2014

Georgia is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the Television and Film production industry and in FY2014 films and television productions shot in the state generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion. Generous Film Tax Credit Programs and production incentives like the Camera Ready initiative helped fuel 158 feature film and television productions that spent $1.4 billion during that time.

“Not only has this industry created jobs and investment opportunities for Georgians, it also has revitalized communities, established new educational programs, tourism product and more,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “I will continue my commitment to growing this industry and to developing a film-ready workforce to meet the needs of the productions that are setting up shop in Georgia.”

Georgia TV and Film Production by the Numbers

According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the motion picture and television industry film and television productions in Georgia are responsible for:
• More than 77,900 jobs
• $3.8 billion in total wages in Georgia, including indirect jobs and wages.
• Nearly 23,500 people directly employed by the motion picture and television industry
• 8,188 production-related employees

The MPAA member companies comprised of Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and Disney paid $696 million to 4,066 vendors in Georgia in 2012. Local businesses sectors supported by Television and Film Production include technology, lodging, real estate and food service.

Generous Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Tax Credits

The Georgia Film, television and digital entertainment tax credits have no doubt helped to grow the production industry in Georgia. The Tax Credits provide up to 30 percent cost savings for companies producing feature films, television series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.
Georgia’s Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides up to a 30 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia, either in a single production or on multiple projects.

Since 2008, 90+ companies have located in Georgia to support the television and film production industry. These new businesses are generating jobs and helping to ensure future productions chose Georgia as their primary location.

“The film industry is a powerful economic generator and is creating jobs for Georgians as well as new opportunities to a highly skilled workforce,” said Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “

More about the Georgia Film Tax Incentive Program

To learn more about how your production can benefit from the Georgia Film Tax Credit and Georgia Production Incentives, contact one of our Film Tax Credit advisors, at781 849 5357and find out if the programs are right for you.