• Georgia named the top filming location in the world

    By: Allie Goolrick

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    If you have the strange sense that everywhere you turn in Georgia, a  movie production is buzzing, you're not wrong.

    Georgia has just surpassed California, the UK and Canada as the No. 1 filming location worldwide, according to FilmLA's 2016 Feature Film Study

    READ: Check out the locations for 5 Oscar-nominated movies filmed around Atlanta

    The study, conducted by the nonprofit film office in LA, analyzes the 100 highest-performing feature films released every year. It also examines how much it took to make each of those films and how much of that money was spent in the place the film was made.

    In 2016, Georgia led the pack in terms of amount of films produced here, with 17 major movies shot around the state. California and Louisiana combined only produced one more film than the Peach State. 

    The Georgia film incentive program is largely responsible for the huge influx of new movies into Georgia. The state offered over $600 million to production companies just last year. 

    Did you know all 17 of these movies were filmed In Georgia last year?

    "Hidden Figures"
    Passengers"
    "The Divergent Series: Allegiant"
    "Captain America: Civil War"
    "Almost Christmas"
    "Barbershop: The Next Cut"
    "Boo! A Madea Halloween"
    "Dirty Grandpa"
    "Miracles from Heaven"
    "Mother's Day"
    "Office Christmas Party"
    "Ride Along 2"
    "The 5th Wave"
    "The Nice Guys"
    "The Accountant"
    "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising"
    "The Boss"

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