11.14.18

Senator David Perdue Highlights Georgia’s Booming Film Industry

Blockbuster movie ‘Instant Family’ brings $52 million to Georgia’s economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) speaks at a special screening of Instant Family, which was filmed entirely in Georgia and stars actors Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Viacom and Paramount Pictures invested over $52 million in Georgia while filming Instant Family.

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“On top of being the best state in the country in which to do business for six straight years, Georgia is now the number one filming location in the United States,” said Senator Perdue. “We’re proud to partner with Viacom and Paramount Pictures to bring thousands of jobs and economic opportunities to Georgia. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and director Sean Anders on bringing Instant Family’s powerful story to the big screen.”

“Senator Perdue has been a steadfast supporter of the film industry in Georgia,” said DeDe Lea, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at Viacom Inc. “The Senator helped enact federal tax reform legislation last year which made the state an even more attractive home for film and television investment. Viacom and Paramount Pictures were proud to shoot their newest feature film, Instant Family, in and around Georgia, and to support local businesses and Georgian workers.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.