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Film Business is Good Business

Gemini Man, Lady and the Tramp, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Council of Dads, The Glorias, The Act and many more entertainment productions have something in common. They all filmed in Savannah.

$125.6

million in direct spend by
entertainment productions in 2019

SRFC

#1

"Best Small Cities and Towns
to Live and Work as a Moviemaker"

MovieMaker magazine

185

productions in the
Savannah region in 2019

SRFC

Small boat on a river
The Peanut Butter Falcon, Ebenezer Creek

Entertainment Production Incentives

The Savannah Economic Development Authority offers the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentives. The local incentives combined with Georgia’s already existing incentives, are helping build a sustainable production industry by increasing the number of qualified crew members living and working in the area and increasing the number of film and television productions in Chatham County.

The Savannah Entertainment Production Incentives includes two distinct incentives:

  • Cash rebates for feature films and television series for qualified productions.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursement of up to $2,000 per household for qualified moving expenses for qualified applicants.

For more information on the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentives click here.

Savannah Regional Film Commission

The Savannah Regional Film Commission, an AFCI certified film commission, is the central point of contact for entertainment production in our region. The film commission promotes the Savannah region as a premiere film destination and functions as a liaison between film companies and various municipalities in the Savannah area. They provide location assistance and coordination with local crew and support services.

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03.23.2020

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Savannah named number one “Best 10 Small Places and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker”

The Savannah Regional Film Commission announced today that Savannah has been named the number one 2020 Best Small Places and Towns to Live and Work as a Moivemaker by MovieMaker magazine. MovieMaker determined the winners using surveys, editorial research on tax incentives and recent productions, and personal visits to most…

01.30.2020

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Entertainment Production industry generates $125.6 million in direct spend in Savannah region in 2019

The Savannah Regional Film Commission announced that in 2019, the entertainment production industry generated $125.6 million in direct spend leading to a staggering $266.3 million economic impact for the region. “The film and television production industry has continued to see solid growth and 2019 was no exception. Since 2015, the…

01.30.2020

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