ATLANTA, July 10, 2017 – Governor Nathan Deal announced earlier today that Georgia’s film and television industry made an economic impact of $9.5 billion in FY 2017. This number represents 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia and $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.
“Georgia’s film industry supports thousands of jobs, boosts small business growth and expands offerings for tourists,” said Deal. “As one of the top places in the world for film, Georgia hosted a remarkable 320 film and television productions during the last fiscal year. These productions mean new economic opportunities and real investments in local communities. We are committed to further establishing Georgia as a top film destination and introducing film companies to the Camera Ready backdrops available across Georgia.”
The economic impact of film and television has touched Georgians across the state, from crew members to those offering support services such as catering, construction, transportation, and post-production.
“This is huge news for the Georgia film industry and for Georgia in general,” said Craig Miller, chair of Governor Deal’s Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Commission. “9.5 billion represents booming business and more jobs for Georgians - not only for those involved on set, but for the countless industries that are benefitting from the increased business film and television brings to the state.”
2017 has been named the “Year of Georgia Film” by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. It celebrates the role of film and television in Georgia’s local communities since the 1970s and its growing economic impact on our state today.