The Georgia Department of Economic Development has given public notice that it plans to officially adopt a new chapter (159-1-1), under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, entitled “Film Tax Credit”, which shall provide guidance, definition and general clarification and refinement to the code section concerning the motion picture industry in Georgia. The proposed additions are up for public review and comment until January 29th and may be made in one of three ways:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Bill Thompson
Deputy Commissioner, Film, Music & Digital Entertainment
Georgia Dept. of Economic Development (GDEcD)
75 Fifth St., NW, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
It should be noted that the 2008 amendment to the state’s entertainment tax incentives program spurred a burst of production work which continues to this day. From the zany zombie-infested comedy “Zombieland” to the Oscar-buzzed Sandra Bullock picture “The Blind Side”, the hit comedy “Drop Dead Diva” to the cult hit “The Vampire Diaries”, Georgia has been covered up in work and indications are that more productions will slam into the state over the next four months.