In the new HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” a St. Louis newspaper editor dispatches one of his reporters to Missouri’s Bootheel to investigate the murder of a girl.
Like “Ozark,” a Netflix series, “Sharp Objects” is set in Missouri — yet filmed in Georgia. The state to the southeast is booming with film projects, boosters there say, the result of generous incentives the state doles out to film studios.
In Missouri, a similar but much more modest program for films ended in 2013. Georgia has not stopped offering goodies to lure studios. But like Missouri, other states are assessing just how much they gain — and how much they lose — by handing out the enticements.