TV, Film Beautify Atlanta’s Economy

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The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is expected to attract nearly 40,000 moviegoers in its 18th year with a roster of more than 70 narratives and documentaries representing more than 25 countries.

As we prepare for this exciting, international cultural event Jan. 24 to Feb. 15, it is well worth noting that thanks in part to the film and TV industry, Atlanta is one of the strongest job markets in the country.

Metro Atlanta hit an all-time record in October for the total number of jobs. It added over 100,000 employed residents in the preceding 12 months.

How did this happen? After all, globalization marches forward, and staying competitive is harder than ever, right?

Well, it happened because of a lot of hard work and a lot of entrepreneurial know-how. In addition, numerous people in business and government had to be willing to go out on a limb to bring nontraditional jobs to town. Georgia’s generous tax incentive for TV and film production, known as the Entertainment Industry Investment Act, has lured production companies from New York, Hollywood and other towns.

See more at Atlanta Jewish Times.

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