Growing pool of local talent key to keeping Hollywood in the South

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Fiscal year 2016 was the state’s biggest year yet, seeing 245 film and TV projects filmed which generated $7 billion in economic activity, according to Craig Dominey, program manager for the film office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

By comparison, 2015 saw $6 billion and just several years back in 2007, only $242 million was generated by the industry.

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“These days it is not unusual for Georgia to have 30 projects in film and TV at any given time, whereas we used to have five at the most,” Dominey said. “We are now in the top three markets for film and TV production in the US, only behind New York and L.A.”

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