Billions of dollars are generated each year through the music industry, film/television industry, sports industry, fashion industry, gaming industry and many others. But one industry in particular is giving Hollywood a run for it's money. From the fiscal year of 2013 to 2014 the film industry in Atlanta, Georgia has generated over 5 billion dollars in revenue. And the best is yet to come! The City, County, State and Federal officials with pull, are rallying around Atlanta to continue to boost the economy and attract worldwide/global tourism. The film industry in Atlanta has galvanized and uplifted the entertainment business, corporate business small business, even mom and pop business!
For this reason the entire world will soon know Atlanta, Georgia as "The New Hollywood" AKA "ATLWOOD®"!
ATLWOOD® is more than just a brand, it's a luxury lifestyle. People from all over the world come to Atlanta inspired to chase their dreams. For many years countless superstars were created in Atlanta, such as (Ryan Seacrest, Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Jeff Foxworthy, Julia Roberts, Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, and many others. Anyone who works hard and has that passion to excel can go from being homeless living in their car to being worth over $400 million . . . just ask Tyler Perry!
Former entertainment industry executive Scotty Scott is the Founde & Owner of the All Rights Reserved Trademark for the ATLWOOD® brand. He currently has an apparel clothing line associated with the brand and next up will be ATLWOOD Films, ATLWOOD Fitness and Nutrition, ATLWOOD Electronics and in the future, Scott plans on creating ATLWOOD Casino and Resorts.
Once known to the world as the "Motown of the South", captivating the airwaves from such music industry labels as Laface Records and So So Def Recordings, the City of Atlanta began to rise like a Phoenix! Some of the most beloved and influential sports superstars such as Hank Aaron (Atlanta Braves), Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks), Dale Murphy, (Atlanta Braves) and Deion Sanders (Atlanta Falcons), were the first to bring a special type flare to Atlanta, making many referred to the city as "Hotlanta". Ted Turner was hands down the Media Mogul who challenged the norm and created Turner Studios, which is a big reason why Atlanta began to be called ATLWOOD®
Some of the highest rated and most popular reality shows have been filmed in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Double Divas, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Married To Medicine, Big Rich Atlanta, Chrisley Knows Best, The New Atlanta, among others have proven that the world tunes in to what Atlanta has going on. As far as TV/Sitcoms, I think it is fair to say that Tyler Perry has that genre on lock (For Better or Worse, House of Payne, The Haves and The Have Nots, Meet The Browns, among others on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network.
Forbes Magazine recently posed the question "Is Atlanta Becoming A Hotbed For Startups", (http://www.forbes.com/
The Gaming Industry is another hidden treasure that boosts the Atlanta, Georgia economy, don't sleep on them, this industry rakes in billions of dollars every year and has an amazing following.
The below (Media Source) excerpt is from www.georgia.org
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during Fiscal Year 2014. The 158 feature film and television productions that shot in Georgia spent $1.4 billion during that time.
"Not only has this industry created jobs and investment opportunities for Georgians, it also has revitalized communities, established new educational programs, tourism product and more," said Deal. "I will continue my commitment to growing this industry and to developing a film-ready workforce to meet the needs of the productions that are setting up shop in Georgia."
According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the motion picture and television industry is responsible for more than 77,900 jobs and $3.8 billion in total wages in Georgia, including indirect jobs and wages. Nearly 23,500 people are directly employed by the motion picture and television industry in Georgia, including 8,188 production-related employees. The MPAA member companies comprised of Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and Disney paid $696 million to 4,066 vendors in Georgia in 2012. These local businesses include technology, lodging, real estate and food service.
"The film industry is a powerful economic generator and is creating jobs for Georgians as well as new opportunities to a highly skilled workforce," said Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "Since 2008, more than 90 companies have located in Georgia to support the industry. These new businesses are generating jobs and ensuring the industry's sustainability in Georgia well into the future."
In FY14 the state saw a rise in the number of big budget box-office productions filming in Georgia, including "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2," "Insurgent,"
Georgia-filmed movies that are scheduled to open in theaters in the coming months include "Last of Robin Hood" starring Kevin Kline; "The Good Lie" starring Reese Witherspoon;
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