We often get to point out things here that have been done wrong – and rarely do we point to something that is working out. Perhaps that is human nature, or maybe everyone here is excessively grumpy.
I digress. Georgia seems to be an attractive place for the film industry once again. While they aren’t putting a Hollywood sign up in downtown Atlanta, there has been an increasing number of productions that have chosen to film here in our quaint state. A good friend of mine has years of experience in the audio industry – and he has often told me stories of how decades ago he use to do a lot of work with film production companies renting out walkie talkies. That business dried up for awhile as it became too costly to film in Georgia.
I think making a push to bring the film industry back is a great thing. These productions wind up spending money here -supporting local businesses and adding to the local economies. I suspect there is some tourism boost as well from movies being filmed here.
Whatever your thoughts on the status of Georgia’s film industry – here is a neat conversation starter. So parts of the new X-Men movie may be filmed here? Who do we blame – the government or Dragoncon?