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Atlanta Film & Entertainment Booming

The Atlanta Movie Scene is Growing and at such a rate that it’s even said to rival Hollywood as the new film production mecca after taking more than 9.5 billion last year, partly due to it’s alluring tax incentives and growing popularity. It’s known today as a
camera ready state with location diversity, production resources and specialist knowledge in the field of film, music and TV production that are at the top of the entertainment food chain.

Tax breaks

The state provides up to 30% off expenditures in transferable tax credits as an added production incentive to increase business in the area and boost the economy, which also applies to the Gaming and Digital Entertainment Industry making develping software and producing film & TV here more cost effective than anywhere else.

Film

Atlanta is home to the well known Marvel Studios with it’s cinematic universe
being shot in Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios with the help of some clever cinematic artistry to bring the films to life. Award winning and box office busting Black Panther was partly shot on location at Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district, making it a must stop location for film fanatics.

TV

Not just taking the film industry by storm, TV series are also making Atlanta a familiar homeland for series such as Netflix’ Stranger Things and AMC’s The Walking Dead being filmed in South-West Atlanta’s EUE Screen Gems Studios and featuring the city skyscape.

Film Festivals

Supporting this ever booming state and introducing fresh industry talent is the historic Atlanta Film Festival, which is now celebrating its 42nd year running – due to take place this April 2018. This event is one of the largest and longest-running industry festivals in the country and is not to be missed. The festival showcases world wide talent from various independent and international cinema production houses, also featuring groundbreaking animation, documentary and short films; there’s a mix of eclectic and raw talent to wet everyone’s appetite and it can be seen here for the first time.

Music

Rocking the music Industry with some of the best home grown talent – Georgina is home to GRAMMY winners in multiple categories and genres, and have over 300 recording studios. With one of the most extensive music industry resource networks in the US.

Politics

However, some controversial news in the recent political stratosphere could cause a threat to the industry relating to a bill that could allow adoption agencies the power to refuse LGBT couples. A few key figures in the film industry have threatened to boycott production in Atlanta if the bill is to become law, which is spreading through social media. This could have an influence on the state’s economy if met with enough support. Whether or not this political decision will make an impact on the industry it yet to be seen, but we know for sure that Atlanta is taking the Film and Entertainment industry by the horns and is the one of the best locations for big budgets moguls and small budget independents alike, making Atlanta a melting pot for new, fresh, award winning talent.

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