DeKalb County TV productions set to gross nearly $ 1.38 billion over five years

TV productions in DeKalb County are expected to bring in $ 1.377 billion in economic output from 2018 to 2023, according to a new report from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The metro planning agency partnered with the DeKalb Entertainment Commission to generate the report. It examines the projected economic impact and employment of the film and television industry, as well as types of productions, according to a press release from the DeKalb County Development Authority. The DeKalb Entertainment Commission is a division of this development authority, also known as Decide DeKalb.

One of the productions partially shot in DeKalb County is the upcoming reboot of “The Wonder Years,” a spokesperson for Decide DeKalb said. The reboot will air September 22 on ABC.

Georgia’s robust and thriving film and television industry has created a multi-faceted return on investment statewide as productions provide employment opportunities, technical training, earning potential and economic impact. that strengthen the financial fabric of our community, ”said President of Decide DeKalb. Dorian Debarr in the press release. “The work of our DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC) has been a critical factor in promoting DeKalb’s cinema-ready venues and diverse landscapes, improving licensing and licensing processes, and aligning growth opportunities for DeKalb. industry through a deliberate and strategic approach. “

The report takes data from 2018 and uses it as the basis to project the industry’s trajectory over the next five years. According to the report, 85% of industry jobs that arrive in DeKalb County during the five-year period will remain in the county. The report also predicts that DeKalb County industry will experience an annual growth rate of 6.9% between 2020 and 2023.

To read the full report, click here.

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