Creative Industries

Metro Atlanta is home to more than 3 million square feet of sound stages for film and TV production and will more than double to 7 million square feet by 2024. In fiscal 2022 the state of Georgia received over $4.4 billion in direct spending from film productions, bringing in thousands of jobs to supporting crew and staff.

Georgia Film Academy

The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) builds a professional workforce able to meet increased production demand, in a joint effort from University System of Georgia (USG) schools and large production companies such as Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery.

Creative Students

SCAD Atlanta is one of a number of area universities with dedicated programs specializing in TV and Film production, design and other leading creative industry careers. They recently debuted a state-of-the-art extended reality (XR) stage for training in ground breaking innovation used in virtual productions.


By the Numbers


largest film production studio by square footage in the U.S. 


state for film production


film productions in 2021