Despite film production shutdowns in Georgia and around the world during COVID-19, the 234 film and television productions that filmed in the Peach State during fiscal year 2020 spent $2.2 billion in the state, putting it on pace for another record-setting year before the COVID-19 response paused productions. Since this pause, productions in the state are beginning to heat up again with at least 20 currently in production or filming prep.
"Georgia takes the crown in our new Film Production Leaders category, ranking the states that are the top locations for motion picture and TV production," Business Facilities magazine said in its annual ranking of top film production states.
In June, Georgia Gov. Brian Gov. Kemp announced that major motion picture, television, and streaming companies would begin to resume production activity in Georgia, planning to bring back and hire an estimated 40,000 production workers, who will be employed on an expected 75 production projects that will invest over $2 billion into the Georgia economy during the next 18 months.
Film production leaders
2. New Mexico
5. New York
Source: Business Facilities 2020 state ranking