Posted: Wednesday, August 6th 2014 at 9:40am
Film industry generates $5.1 billion in economic impact in Ga.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has released data showing feature films and television productions generated an economic impact $5.1 billion in Georgia during Fiscal Year 2014. The 158 feature film and television productions that shot in Georgia spent $1.4 billion during that time.
According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the motion picture and television industry is responsible for more than 77,900 jobs and $3.8 billion in total wages in the state, including indirect jobs and wages. Nearly 23,500 people are directly employed by the motion picture and television industry in Georgia, including 8,188 production-related employees. The MPAA member companies comprised of Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony, Universal and Disney paid $696 million to 4,066 vendors in Georgia in 2012. These local businesses include technology, lodging, real estate and food service.
To tell the story of the impact this industry has on Georgia, the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office created a video that spotlights the impact the film industry is having on the state. It can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Link: Film industry video
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