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State Film Commissions Guide: Georgia

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 15, 2013 at 12:54PM

State Film Commissions Guide: Georgia
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Wormsloe, Georgia
Georgia State Film Commission Wormsloe, Georgia
What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? We offer a tax credit of up to 30% against Georgia production-related expenses. Most every state production expense is covered, including in state and out of state labor. 


What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Georgia is a large state with very diverse landscapes and can stand in for most any location in the world - or just play for Georgia! We have everything from mountains to beaches, rural farmland to major metropolitan cities, quaint small towns, swamps, rivers, lakes and oceans.



Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? We have numerous stages, including Turner Studios (Atlanta), EUE/Screen Gems (Atlanta), Mailing Avenue StageWorks (Atlanta), Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County (Hiram), Tyler Perry Studios (Atlanta), Raleigh Studios Atlanta (Senoia) and Meddin Studios (Savannah).



What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? We have a very deep and experienced crew base, with many union and non-union members.  



What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Flight," "42," "Identity Thief," "Last Vegas," "Trouble With The Curve," "American Reunion," "Fast 5," "Devil's Knot," "Jayne Mansfield's Car," "The Watch," "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," "Parental Guidance," "Killing Season," "The Internship," "ACOD," "The Spectacular Now," "Joyful Noise," "Contagion," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Footloose" (remake), "Madea's Witness Protection," "Lawless," "What To Expect When You're Expecting"



What cities have their own film commissions in your state? Savannah, Macon, St. Marys, Clayton County.

Mount Yonah, Georgia
Georgia State Film Commission Mount Yonah, Georgia



How many productions shot in your state last year? 333

What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? For location assistance they can contact Craig Dominey (404-962-4049) or Lee Cuthbert (4047).

For information on our incentives they can contact Alison Fibben (404-962-4050).

For job listings they can call our 24 hour hotline at 404-962-4055.



Interested in the incentives offered by other state film commissions? Check out Indiewire's full guide to state film commissions HERE.

This article is related to: State Film Commissions Guide, Filmmaker Toolkit





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