I'm posting for 60 days straight, leading up to my early December birthday, and I'm making the time to write on behalf of slain UCC Professor and aspiring novelist, Larry Levine.
Fans of The Walking Dead may already know that Georgia is a hotbed of television and film production, but for those who don't, here's the rundown:
- The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that "the film and television industry in Georgia directly provides more than 25,000 jobs, with direct economic benefits totaling nearly $3.1 billion in 2012." (from the Georgia Department of Economic Development)
- Moon River Studios is developing a 1560 acre production complex in the southeastern part of the state outside Savannah.
- Come Tour Georgia posts a current, running list of Georgia based film and television productions, and it's quite extensive.
- In March of this year, five of the largest Peach State production studios united to form the The Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) including Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios, and Triple Horse Studios.
- In anticipation of more productions shot in Georgia, the GSIA created an overview of the various jobs on a feature film: