With filming for hit television shows and blockbuster movies happening in our own backyards, down the street from our summer jobs and at our schools, the Atlanta film industry is growing rapidly.
In 2016 alone, 320 television shows and movies were filmed in the state of Georgia. In 2017, director Tyler Perry began building one of the biggest film studios in the country approximately 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta.
Seemingly in response to the industry’s boom, colleges and nonprofits have shifted gears in education and training in order to crank out skilled workers for “ATLwood’s” sets.
With all the filming, building and educational changes, it’s no wonder that Atlanta is going from “Hotlanta” to “Hollywood of the South” or, as some are calling it, “Y’allywood.”
If you’re a teen looking to get into the Atlanta film industry, you should know a little context on how the industry came to be.
See more at WABE.