Melissa McBride (Carol), Khary Payton (King Ezekiel) and Cooper Andrews (Jerry) appear in “The Walking Dead.” The AMC show is filmed in Georgia. CREDIT: AMC
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Georgia film industry’s recovery from pandemic is topic of upcoming meeting

Georgia film and TV production has taken a hit from the pandemic. 

Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office will discuss how the state plans to move forward during a virtual luncheon held on June 2. 

Thomas will be guest speaker at the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber’s monthly event. She will give insight on what’s happened to the film industry since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, film and television productions brought $9.5 billion to the state in 2018. “The Walking Dead” and “Atlanta” are among the productions that shutdown when the public health crisis started in March. 

Sandy Springs has attracted several production crews for filming. Scenes from The Ben Affleck film “The Accountant” and the series “Halt and Catch Fire” were shot in the city. Local restaurant lounge, Three Sheets, was often the setting for reality shows. 

Thomas’ talk will be streamed on YouTube but registration is required. To register visit the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber website. The luncheon will be held noon-1 p.m. 

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