Atlanta #1 Destination in Moviemaker’s List of Top Big Cities for Indie Filmmakers to Live and Work in 2016

Atlanta #1 Destination in Moviemaker’s List of Top Big Cities for Indie Filmmakers to Live and Work in 2016

The last two films of "The Hunger Games" were shot at the Swan House, part of the Atlanta History Center located in Buckhead.

The last two films of “The Hunger Games” were shot at the Swan House, part of the Atlanta History Center located in Buckhead.

If you want to make great movies with minimum fuss and maximum resources, Atlanta is the place to go.

As MovieMaker Magazine enthuses:

You don’t always have to be the center of attention to get noticed. Such is the case for this bustling metropolis. Atlanta’s doing everything right and then some to accommodate moviemaker locals and transplants, without having to endure a perma-celebrity culture.

In recent years Georgia has quietly become home to one of the biggest film industries in the U.S., ranking third in production levels amongst states. Between the support personnel, infrastructure and increasing workforce development, Atlanta has been steadily securing a stable and exciting future in the feature film world. The state’s tax incentive program offers, effectively, 30 percent transferable credit (20 plus 10 if you use the state’s logo in your credits) for qualifying productions, which contributed $6 billion generated to the state last year. There’s no cap or sunset clause.

Read all about Atlanta’s well-deserved #1 spot in MovieMaker Magazine’s top 10 list of major cities where indie filmmakers are flocking to in 2016.

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