Georgia’s film industry brought $4.4 billion into the state this year, governor’s office says

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced another chart-topping year for the film and television industry.

In a news release Monday, the governor’s office said productions spent $4.4 billion in Georgia during the fiscal year for 2022.

“When the pandemic struck, we worked hard in Georgia to communicate with our partners in the Georgia film, TV, and streaming industries,” Kemp said. “Together, we forged a safe and appropriate path to allow the film industry to return to operations and deliver Georgia Made productions to eager consumers all around the world — even when some states continued to stay shut down and stifle the industry’s return to normalcy. Because of this partnership approach and the resiliency of our state’s film and television infrastructure, which state and local economic development officials have been working for almost fifty years to build, we are once again celebrating incredible growth and investment from industry leaders.”

The state hosted over 412 productions, including 32 films and 269 TV productions.

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“In addition to providing production jobs that range across a variety of skills from accounting to carpentry to engineering and graphic design, productions are using local vendors, eating at Georgia restaurants, and staying in our hotels,” Kemp said. “We’re proud to be training more Georgians to be decision-makers in film and television production, keeping their talents in our state, and we look forward to this industry’s continued success in the Peach State!”

Movies filmed in Georgia claimed four of the top six spots for highest domestic-grossing movies in recent years.

Some of those movies include “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“It’s very gratifying to see the continued commitment to Georgia’s film industry through local investment in soundstages, support services companies, and educational programs throughout the state,” said Georgia Film Office director Lee Thomas. “We send a big thanks to the companies who have invested here and the communities that work so hard to make films dreams a reality for their local residents and economy.”

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