Seemingly every Georgian knows about the Georgia film and entertainment boom, but perhaps no place in the state is as acutely aware of the impact of Georgia’s film and television industry than Senoia, Georgia, home of The Walking Dead.
Senoia—which locals pronounce without the “a” at the end—has become ground zero in Georgia for what the film industry means to the state’s economic development. The area isn’t new to the film industry. Riverwood Studios—now known as Raleigh Studios Atlanta—has been part of the local community since the 1980s, but the city itself never managed to use the occasional movie production to break out of its sleepy town vibe.
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