Country of Georgia Becomes Production Hotspot

The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend.

Bordered by Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and the Black Sea, Georgia touts several assets. Among them: multiple microclimates ranging from subtropical to alpine to desert; fusion architecture combining Asian, European and Soviet styles; modern infrastructure and fiber-optic internet connectivity; and a film-friendly society.

The financial incentive of 25% cash back is highly competitive with that of other countries. It is based on qualified expenses in Georgia. At least 50% of the total production budget should be in place at the time of application, and expenses must be directly related to the filmmaking process to qualify.

In addition, Georgia offers a 5% bonus for promoting Georgia within the content of the project. A minimum spend of approximately $204,000 is required for film and TV productions.

Recent projects shot in Georgia include: “Halo of Stars” (2017), “Beyond the Edge” (2017), “Hostages” (2016), “My Happy Family” (2016), “Partisan” (2015), “Landmine Goes Click” (2015) and “The Search” (2014).

Incenitves
20% Cash rebate on qualified expenses
5% Bonus if project promotes Georgia
$204k Minimum spend for film, TV projects
Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.

More Artisans

  • Animals HBO

    How Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano Bring HBO's 'Animals' to Life

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

  • Editor, Composer Teamed to Bring Pacing,

    Editor and Composer Delivered Pacing, Mood for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

  • adrift

    Fiji’s 47% Tax Rebate Is Among Highest in the World

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

  • A Look at Emmy-Nominated Composers for

    Emmys: Limited Series or TV Movie Score Nominees Range From History to Penguins

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

  • Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Universal Pictures

    Pennsylvania’s 30% Transferrable Tax Credit Pulls in Productions

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

  • Freaky Friday Disney Channel

    'Freaky Friday' Team Takes Their 2016 Musical to the Small Screen

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

  • 4117_D002_00396_R(l-r.) Actors Adam Driver and Jasper

    'BlacKkKlansman' Dialogue Mix Strove for Accuracy

    The mountainous country of Georgia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, offers flavors of multiple cultures amid spectacular scenery. It’s also becoming a hotspot of international production. Filmmakers who want to take advantage of its unique visuals can also benefit from a 20% to 25% rebate on qualified spend. Bordered by Russia, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content