Georgia film industry bouncing back nicely from COVID-19 hiatus (northwestgeorgianews.com)
ATLANTA — Georgia’s film industry has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic and then some.
Film and TV producers currently are working on 37 projects in the Peach State, up from 23 at this time last year, Lee Thomas, the state Department of Economic Development’s deputy commissioner for film, music and digital entertainment, told members of a Georgia House committee Monday, Feb. 1.
“In spite of all that’s happened, we’re up considerably now from where we were last year,” she said.
COVID-19 shut down production in Georgia for two months last spring. As a result, the film industry’s economic impact in the state declined during the last fiscal year for the first time since the General Assembly enacted a generous film tax credit in 2008, from $2.9 billion fiscal 2019 to $2.2 billion in fiscal 2020.
By: Dave Willams