Georgia Becoming Hollywood of South

Georgia’s reputation for in next to California and New York for film production.

“Things are booming in Georgia,” said Professor Richard Neupert, coordinator of film studies at the University of Georgia. “It’s going to be a ten billion dollar business this year.”   

Production teams are flocking to Georgia because of the tax breaks for filming in the state. The only problem is production crews don’t want to live in Georgia. Crews live in Georgia for its’ production and leave after it is done. The film industry needs Georgia’s talent to also stay in the state rather than moving to New York City or Hollywood.

“That’s what would make it a sustainstable industry, so that we don’t just have great locations and wonderful studio spaces that people come out of the state to rent,” Neupert said. “We should have a homegrown industry here.”

As for the University of Georgia, Neupert said he hopes people will stay in the state and produce to the Georgia film industry. People should have a script and produce it here rather than somewhere else.

Tags:

You May Also Like

Volunteer Firefighters Balance Service, Work

By: Ellen Cohen Douglas Spencer successfully balances a full time job with his family ...

Scenes of the State: Election Night Images

Photojournalists for Grady Newsource are spread out across North Georgia to bring you sights ...

Beyonce Tributes Shawty Lo In Concert

Superstar Beyonce paid tribute to the late Atlanta Rapper Shawty Lo last night during ...

Add Comment
Loading...
Cancel
Viewing Highlight
Loading...
Highlight
Close