The pandemic only exacerbated the situation since it shut production down for several months in 2020, causing a back-up in production that has filled up the 100-plus stages available in Georgia. Production, still under pricey COVID restrictions, is currently at its historic peak in Georgia, with about 55 projects such as Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and Fox’s “The Resident” as well as the film “Creed III” starring Michael B. Jordan currently shooting in the state.
Generous tax credits passed in 2008 for film and TV companies brought a cavalcade of production into the state over the years, turning Georgia into the third-largest producer of films, TV shows and reality TV in the nation behind only California and New York.
Technically, there are two agreements. The one that was negotiated this past week only represents the California union. The one that represents the union members in Georgia and other parts of the country will be negotiated this week, but it is considered a formality since it will largely match the West Coast agreement.