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Georgia’s film industry has strong rebound from pandemic

Georgia’s film industry has strong rebound from pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic, after depressing Georgia’s film industry during its early months, actually helped the state bounce back strong during the last fiscal year. Movie and TV productions accounted for a record $4 billion in direct spending during fiscal 2021, which ended June 30, the Georgia Department of Economic Development reported Wednesday. That came on the heels of a decline the previous fiscal year, when the economic impact of the pandemic drove down direct film industry spending in Georgia to $2.2 billion, down from $2.9 billion in fiscal 2019. “Because Georgia was the first state in the country to reopen…
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Georgia film industry has strong rebound after pandemic

Georgia film industry has strong rebound after pandemic

Georgia’s film industry is setting records even as the coronavirus pandemic continues dampening activity in other economic sectors. Movies and TV productions filmed in Georgia generated $101 million in wages for members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees during the first quarter of this year, Lee Thomas, the state Department of Economic Development’s deputy commissioner for film, music and digital entertainment, told members of the agency’s board Wednesday. That’s up significantly from the $74.8 million in wages posted during the first quarter of 2020 and a record first quarter for the industry in Georgia. “ Film has come roaring…
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