Gov. Deal: Georgia Was Home To Record Number Of Film Projects In FY18

In the last decade, the film industry has exploded in Georgia. Last year alone, the industry directly spent $2.7 billion in the state. (Pixabay Images)

Georgia’s film industry has reached a new milestone. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that a record 455 film and television projects were shot in the state during FY18.

The film industry directly spent $2.7 billion on those projects and generated a total economic impact of $9.5 billion, according to the governor’s office.

In a press release, the governor’s office said Georgia has become a top film location in the U.S. since the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act was signed into law in 2008. In 2007, the film industry directly spent $93 million in Georgia. The act offers tax credits to companies that spend a certain amount on film production in Georgia.

Also included in the press release was a list of recently and soon-to-be-released movies that were filmed in Georgia:

  • “Mile 22” is out Aug. 17.
  • “The Little Mermaid” is out Aug. 17.
  • “The House With a Clock in its Walls” is out Sept. 21.
  • “Venom” is out Oct. 5.

And here is a list of TV productions filmed in Georgia that will air this year:

  • “Ozark” Season 2 comes out on Netflix Aug. 31.
  • “The Gifted” Season 2 on Fox airs Sept. 25.
  • “The Walking Dead” Season on AMC 9 airs Oct. 7.


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