Hollywood of the South
Atlanta, nicknamed “Hollywood of the South,” is a leading city for film and television production, as Georgia offers one of the most competitive tax incentives in the country. Atlanta landmarks have appeared in films and television shows filmed in the city since 1972, including recent blockbuster Black Panther, classic film Remember the Titans and hit television show The Walking Dead. Atlanta’s film festivals showcase new and emerging talent from around the country. The largest Jewish film festival in the world, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, draws over 38,000 moviegoers annually, while BronzeLens Film Festival ranks in the top 3 percent of film festivals and creative contests in the world.
- Georgia production incentives provide up to 30 percent of Georgia production expenditures in transferable tax credits.
- During fiscal year 2021, the film and television industry in Georgia set a new record with $4 billion in direct spending on productions in the state.
- Georgia hosted more 2018 top box office earners than any other U.S. city.
- The influx of film and television projects in Georgia catapulted the state to the No. 2 production location in the world, according to FilmL.A. In addition to the rise in production activity in Atlanta and the surrounding region, the area also serves as an incubator for filmmakers.
- Feature films including The Blind Side, Flight, Identity Thief, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1, Sully, The Divergent Series, Hidden Figures, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Baby Driver, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War shot in Atlanta.
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