Part III: Zombies, Vampires and Dollars

3 min read
541 words
Key Points
  • Hundreds of movies and TV shows filmed in Georgia since 2005 have drummed up more than $24 billion in economic activity.
  • Supporters trace the film industry’s local boom to tax credits worth billions of dollars.
  • Critics say film out-of-state companies benefit too much by selling tax credits to the tune of $2.9 billion since 2016.
Like many Georgia towns that host popular shows, Senoia has built up a solid tourism industry from fans eager to see first-hand where the show’s heroes fight for survival in a zombie apocalypse. Teens in zombie makeup and tour guides roam a downtown district dotted with newly built shops, restaurants and day spas – evidence of ...

Thanks for reading State Affairs

Create your free account or log in to continue reading.

Already a member? Login here

In-depth state government reporting

Explaining the people and the policies behind decisions coming from your State Capitol and state agencies.

Stories that impact your life

Investigating fraud, waste, and abuse in education, healthcare, crime, infrastructure and other major areas.

Independent journalism

Delivering fact-based, nonpartisan news and opinion from all sides of the story.