The economic impact of Hollywood coming to Paulding was the focus of Tommie Graham’s talk to members of the Paulding Business Association Thursday.
The Paulding County Post III commissioner said work on Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County in Hiram is nearing completion, with the facility set for a January opening. He added that while no film projects at the facility can be announced now, interest has been strong in the studio even before its opening.
Once completed, Graham said movie and TV productions that choose the local studio could have an impact on the county and its work based. He said a recent Toronto-based movie production had about 600 people employed during the peak of shooting—that’s even excluding on-screen talent.
“At any time, there were more than 300 carpenters [employed]… This is an opportunity to do something that can actually put some of our people back to work,” he said.
See highlights of Graham’s talk to the PBA in the attached videos.