Georgia-filmed Life of the Party, which premieres in theaters on Friday, May 11 generated more than $15 million in local economic activity.
Life of the Party is a comedy film directed by Ben Falcone and written by Falcone and Melissa McCarthy. The film stars McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph and more. The film shot in Georgia from August 2016 to October 2016.
Life of the Party employed 843 local workers who amassed 4,000 man days and took home over $8.7 million in wages. The production also supported a wide array of in-state vendors, including numerous small businesses, such as:
$863,476 on grip and electric rentals and purchases
$389,479 on set decorations
More than $500,000 on catering, bakery goods and other food items
Over $400,000 on hardware and lumber supplies, and equipment
$688,969 million on transportation, including truck and car rentals
Life of the Party tells the story of a newly and cruelly divorced mom (Melissa McCarthy) who goes back to college to finish her degree. Unfortunately, she winds up at the same school as her less-than-thrilled daughter.