- Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions created $5.1billion in economic impact
- The 158 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia during Fiscal Year 2014, spent $1.4 billion
- The motion picture and television industry supported more than 77,900 jobs and generated $3.8 billion in wages
The state of Georgia boasts one of the deepest and most experienced crew bases in the country, with more than 5,000 union and non-union professionals. Another 1000 production suppliers and support vendors also make their home here, from lighting and grip to film and HD camera rental houses, sound stages, post production facilities, film labs, video game development studios, sound design and recording studios, and much more. Georgia also has an extensive network of tremendously talented actors and casting agencies. (more) People of color are under-represented among the production companies, independent producers, film and television projects, television networks and Hollywood studios within the film and television industry. National figures reflect an even smaller percentage of participation from people of color among the ranks of senior management and ownership.
Bertrand further asserts, “An event like the BronzeLens Film Festival can play a pivotal role by providing access to decision makers within an industry that spends billions of dollars annually in Georgia.”