Deal: All Georgia counties named Camera Ready

All 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready, Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office said.

The state’s Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production assistance program, according to state officials.

“Not only does this industry employ more than 77,900 Georgians, but it creates a sustainable environment with new infrastructure, more business opportunities for existing Georgia businesses and new educational programs through our universities and technical colleges,” said Deal. “I congratulate every community in Georgia for taking part in this statewide program and making our state a more attractive place for film and television production.”

The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was established in 2010 to help develop and sustain the burgeoning film and television industry by offering production companies access to local resources and information. The program is a special designation given to participating Georgia communities interested in cultivating and attracting the entertainment industry. Camera Ready communities name liaisons who can assist film and television production companies on a local level.

The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).

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