But it would impact dozens of shows and films shooting now in Georgia such as AMC’s horror drama “The Walking Dead,” Fox’s medical show “The Resident,” ABC’s reboot “The Wonder Years,” Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” big-budget film “Creed III” with Michael B. Jordan and HBO Max miniseries “The Staircase” starring Colin Firth.
IATSE represents 60,000 members, with 6,000 in Georgia, and covers everyone from hairstylists to wardrobe attendants to animators. Other unions representing the directors, actors and writers support IATSE’s strike and would join them on the sidelines.
Generous tax credits in 2008 for TV and film producers shepherded in a renaissance in shows and movies in the state of Georgia over the past 13 years, bringing in $4 billion in direct spending in the fiscal year ending June 30, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. This strike would leave thousands of people in the state without work.