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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Georgia Loser Threatens Local Film Industry



Although Stacey Abrams failed in her bid to become Governor of Georgia, her resistance to the loss, threatens the state of Georgia's film industry, impacting Georgian actors and crew, who make a living, taking care of their families through entertainment, with Abrams egging on a group of Hollywood B-actors, demanding a work boycott, without the permission of the Screen Actors Guild :


The film industry in Georgia was boosted substantially by tax incentives introduced in 2002 by Republican Governor Sonny Perdue, then strengthened by Perdue in 2008. In the fiscal year 2017 film/TV production had an economic impact in Georgia of $9.5 billion, overtaking California to be the Number One destination for film production in the US.


According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development there are more than 5,000 individual technicians and other workers in Georgia, with the average number of local employees on a medium budget feature film 150-175 and on a larger budget production, 200-250. The average feature film budget is $41.7 million.


Film/TV productions shot in Georgia include Marvel Studios "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", "Ant-Man", "Spider-Man: Homecoming", "Avengers: Infinity War", "Avengers 4", "Ant Man and the Wasp", "Black Panther", the Netflix TV series "Stranger Things", Edgar Wright's' Oscar-nominated "Baby Driver", TV series "The Walking Dead", "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", TV series "The Vampire Diaries" and a whole lot more, including TV commercials, episodic series, music videos and industrial films.


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