Georgia's Screen Entertainment industry is booming
One of the top filming locations in the world, Georgia hosted a remarkable 366 film and television productions in FY 2021, generating $4 billion in direct spending in the state.
In fiscal year 2020, despite film production shutdowns in Georgia and around the world during COVID-19, Georgia-lensed productions spent $2.2 billion in the state, a record-setting pace before the COVID-19 response required a pause. In June 2020, the major motion picture, television, and streaming companies committed to bringing back and hiring an estimated 40,000 production workers to work on 75 production projects in the state that would invest over $2 billion into the Georgia economy over the following 18 months.
The peach state is also home to a thriving digital entertainment industry, including some of the world’s top game developers, animation studios and interactive companies. In 2020, the game development industry was responsible for more than 4,000 jobs and had an estimated a $770 million impact on the state.
The screen entertainment industry has a remarkable economic impact on Georgians all across our state. To view current stats and figures, click the button below.