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Hollywood finds new home in Georgia

November 15, 2014

Georgia has become a hotbed for the film industry in recent years.

 

Movies studios and sound stages are popping up in all areas of the state, and there’s no sign of the industry slowing down any time soon. Movies such as “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I,” “Dumber and Dumber To,” “42,” “Furious 6,” “Anchorman 2,” “X-Men: First Class” and many more have all filmed scenes somewhere within the Georgia borders.Even TV shows are getting in on the action with shows like “The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals,” and others making Georgia their base of operations for filming.

 

This is why Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner of Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, referred to the state as “ATL-wood” during a business and education summit about Georgia’s film industry held at the Newton College and Career Academy, 144 Rams Drive, Covington Friday morning.ake the action you want.

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