Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) 2021 Entertainment Economic Impact Report

A recent report generated by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) forecasts a growing and thriving film and television industry in DeKalb County. The economic analysis and industry-specific report leverages data obtained from 2018 and projects the booming industry’s trajectory as it relates to job opportunities, economic impact, and other key metrics. The five-year snapshot highlights $1.377 billion in economic output from television productions exclusively.

DEC collaborated with the ARC to generate the three-prong report including a Film & Television Industry Economic Impact Projection, a Film & Television Industry Employment Effects Projection and a Market Segmentation Analysis. These sections outline DeKalb’s return on investment, industry growth projections, and employment impacts, growth and demands.

To view the entire ARC report, click here.

We Are Accepting/Approving Film Permits

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC) is open and accepting/approving film permit applications for film and television production in DeKalb County. Re-opening initiatives began on June 1, 2020 and falls in alignment with the announcement “Georgia Film, TV, Streaming Production Industry Is Open for Business” released on June 12, 2020, by Governor Brian P. Kemp.  This announcement outlines the importance of re-opening the film industry for the state of Georgia as well as highlights the collaboration between the Georgia Film Office, local studios, production companies, and industry stakeholders creating important COVID-19 Guidelines that support a safe return to work.

DEC, in compliance with federal, state, and county regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, canceled and postponed all film permits and declined all subsequent requests for film permits on March 13, 2020.  As a result of CEO Thurmond’s executive order dated April 24th and Governor Brian P. Kemp’s June 12th announcement, DEC resumed the issuance of film permits on June 1, 2020, with a contingency that each permit applicant follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.  All applicants requesting to film in DeKalb County, Georgia, will be required to read and understand COVID-19: Georgia Best Practices for Film and Television as well as provide a copy of a safety plan detailing all the precautions the production will take to prevent the spread of infections due to COVID-19.

For more information on filming in DeKalb County, visit: https://dekalbentertainment.com/film-locations/

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Film Permit Contact:
Shelbia Jackson
production@dekalbentertainment.com
404-687-2748

Thank you all for choosing to work in Georgia and DeKalb County. We appreciate you!

Shelbia Jackson
Director
DeKalb Entertainment Commission

Driving DeKalb’s Entertainment Industry

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission offers businesses in Georgia’s fast-growing entertainment industry access to a collaborative, supportive infrastructure which stimulates the growth and success of creative ventures in film, television, music and digital entertainment.

The Commission is the primary driving force attracting and expanding businesses supporting the film, television, music and digital entertainment industry in DeKalb County.

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