Some metro Atlanta residents cashed in on TV and movies productions

September 22, 2019

 

Earlier this week, Gov. Kemp revealed movie and TV productions supported $2.9 billion invested in the state, and residents are reaping the benefits too.

 

ATLANTA — Georgia has quickly become one of the top filming locations in the world.

 

Earlier this week, Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)  revealed movie and television productions supported $2.9 billion invested in the state during fiscal year 2019, and residents are reaping the benefits, too.

During the past year, 399 productions filmed in Georgia, including 26 feature films, 31 independent films, 214 television series, 91 commercials and 29 music videos.

 

In 2018, film and television productions spent $2.7 billion in Georgia.

 

We’ve engaged with some of the current productions in action this week.

 

On Monday, we saw crews at work on the second season of BET’s  American Soul, a series chronicling the disco dance show “Soul Train” during the 1970s.

 

The A-Scene crashed a set-in Midtown Atlanta where vintage cars were being used for exterior scenes.

 

Several dozen vintage cars were used for the scenes including Larry Gardner’s 1965 Dodge Dart. He tells us this was his first time using his vehicle for a film or television project for background work.

 

“My wife sent me a link with a casting call looking for a car,” Gardner said.

 

He revealed that his time on set did come with a reasonable paycheck.

 

“It’s not bad. It’s like $75 for eight hours, and $200 for the car,” he recalled.

 

Read the full article on 11Alive, here.

 

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