Last year, Georgia hosted nearly 250 productions — but “host” is the key word. These shows might film in Georgia, but the money, the concept and the above-the-line talent still come largely from Los Angeles or New York.
According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, major film studios like Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, whose executives have the power to greenlight projects, have their headquarters in Hollywood.
Filmmaking hopefuls in Atlanta have to travel thousands of miles to pitch their projects, and that’s assuming they have the connections to get the attention of Hollywood’s elite.
Some Georgia-based companies and the Georgia Film Academy are making an effort to promote more content creation here.
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