Georgia is now the No. 1 filming location in the world, according to FilmL.A., and the industry has a giant impact on the state's economy.
In the past year, 320 film and television productions shot in the state.
The main reason for the industry's staggering growth is the state's film incentive program, which awards up to 30 percent of what a production spends back in transferable tax credits that can then be sold on the free market. The most recent iteration of the credit was rolled out in 2008.
The hundreds of productions that filmed here last year also employed tens of thousands of Georgians. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 28,656 people are directly employed in film and television and 12,518 work in a production-related field.