Atlanta’s Thriving Film and TV Industry Expands Soundstage and Production Facilities
• Georgia’s film and TV industry is booming thanks to generous tax incentives.
• Great Point Studios is set to open a 500,000-square-foot facility with 12 soundstages.
• Electric Owl Studios has opened a LEED gold-certified complex northwest of Atlanta.
• Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat is opening its production complex in November.
• Tyler Perry has two studios and is expanding into virtual production and live events.
• Spending in Georgia dipped slightly, but the future remains promising with lower costs.
• Atlanta’s film and TV industry is rising with more soundstages and production facilities being built.
Georgia’s film and TV industry has been booming since 2008, thanks to generous tax incentives. Recent productions include major projects like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Stranger Things.” To keep up with the growing demand, Georgia has invested in expanding its infrastructure.
According to a report by FilmLA Research, Georgia already boasts an impressive 3 million square feet of soundstage space, surpassing New York and second only to California. And the growth continues.
Exciting news! Great Point Studios is set to open a state-of-the-art facility just outside Atlanta. Spanning 500,000 square feet and featuring 12 soundstages, it has already secured commitments from Lionsgate and Spain’s Mediapro. Their purpose-built stages will provide the high-quality production spaces that filmmakers desire.
But Great Point Studios is not the only player in town. Electric Owl Studios, a LEED gold-certified complex, has recently opened its doors northwest of Atlanta. This environmentally friendly studio is making waves as “the greenest studio on earth.”
Atlanta’s appeal goes beyond its infrastructure. The city boasts an amazing pool of talent and a progressive atmosphere. Just ask Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat, which will open its own production complex in November to service its Georgia-based projects.
And let’s not forget about Tyler Perry, a major force in Atlanta’s film scene. With two studios under his belt, Perry has expanded into virtual production and live events, showcasing the city’s versatility and creativity.
Although production spending in Georgia dipped slightly in fiscal year 2023, the future remains promising. While there were talks of capping the tax incentives, Georgia remains a cost-effective hub with lower stage and living costs.
Atlanta’s film and TV industry is on the rise, and with the expansion of soundstages and production facilities, it’s primed for even greater success.