5 Reasons Atlanta Is the New Hotbed for the Entertainment Industry

Georgia’s Tax Incentives

There are many production and tax incentives available to filmmakers and production companies. In fact, Georgia has some of the lowest taxes for big-budget productions. According to Georgia.org, some of the incentives encourage all post-production activities to be finished in-state:

  • Travel and insurance qualify if purchased through a Georgia agency or company.
  • Original music scoring eligible for projects produced in Georgia qualify.
  • Post-production of Georgia-filmed movies and television projects qualify.
  • 20 percent base transferable tax credit.
  • 10 percent Georgia Entertainment Promotion (GEP) uplift can be earned by including an embedded Georgia logo on approved projects and a link to TourGeorgiaFilm.com on the promotional website.
  • $500,000 minimum spent to qualify.These incentives attracted films and TV shows like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Walking Dead, Archer, Ant Man, X-Men: Days of Future Past and many others.

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