The mild climate and diverse landscape of our area offers a great location for major motion pictures and television shows filmed in Atlanta and the surrounding metro counties. Residents can frequently see celebrities at local shopping centers and restaurants while they are in town filming. And while local film studios like Turner have been producing shows in Atlanta for years, the show business industry in our area is about to get even bigger with the development of a Pinewood Atlanta Studio coming to Fayetteville, GA. The tax benefits and other programs offered through the state are a great incentive for film studios to continue coming here.
This growth will bring jobs and new residents to our area, but also an opportunity for residents that are not in the business to participate as extras, a fun thing to do on a day off! Right now, these are just some of shows filmed in Atlanta:
Some major motion pictures recently filmed in Atlanta:
- American Reunion
- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
- The Change Up
- Footloose – recognize Cowboys in Kennesaw?
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Identity Thief
- The Internship
- Jayne Mansfield’s Car
- Life As We Know It
- Madea’s Witness Protection Program
- The Odd Life of Timothy Green
- Parental Guidance
- The Three Stooges
- The Watch
- Trouble With the Curve
- What To Expect When You’re Expecting
As you can see, the economic development that the entertainment industry provides to our area is growing and so are job opportunities.