October 20, 2017

Film and television productions alone spent $2.65 billion in Georgia in fiscal year 2017, according to records from the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The entertainment industry as a whole – which includes commercial and music video productions – spent $2.7 billion and had an economic impact of $9.5 billion on the state.

October 12, 2017

For millennial audiences, television, movies, books, and other forms of content influence every aspect of our lives.  Whether it’s a character in our favorite TV show we love because we relate to their story line or even a movie changing the way we see things like a race and sexuality, content illustrates the world around us and tell our stories in creative ways. In the hands of the right filmmakers and producers, this content can be used as a force for good and tell stories that inspire others and make real social impact. For producer, Allen Cheney, content is king and his company Mountview Creative puts social issues at the forefront of every film, book, and project they produce.

June 12, 2017

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville's first feature film has joined the Showboat Theater's history of film. 

"Celeste," which was filmed entirely in Thomasville, premiered Saturday night to a packed house. 

"We wanted to prove that a film could be made in Thomasville," said Brad Wheeler, the movie's director and producer. 

A short documentary was made on the cast and crew's experience while filming. Scholars Academy students got the chance to be a part of the crew. 

"Celeste" tells the story of Holden, portrayed by Bryan Watt, dealing with the loss of his wife, Celeste, portrayed by Yvonne McKay. 

June 01, 2017

Georgia is now the No. 1 filming location in the world, according to FilmL.A., and the industry has a giant impact on the state's economy.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced film and television productions generated $9.5 billion in economic impact in fiscal 2017. This includes $2.7 billion in direct spending.

In the past year, 320 film and television productions shot in the state, including several Marvel movies, Netflix's "Stranger Things" and AMC's "The Walking Dead."

“Georgia’s growth in the film industry — from $67.7 million in direct spending in FY 2007 to $2.7 billion in FY 2017 — is unprecedented, not only in production spend, but also in the amount of investment that has been made in infrastructure,” said Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, in a statement. “The unwavering commitment to this industry by Gov. Deal and the Georgia legislature has ensured Georgia’s place as a top destination for film and television.”

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