Moviemaker magazine has named Atlanta the best place to work and live for TV and film people among all major cities, beating New York and Los Angeles.
This is up from sixth a year ago. Atlanta was also deemed better than cities such as Austin, Texas, (No. 3) and Albuquerque, N.M. (No. 5).
Atlanta is still third in terms of total production among U.S. cities behind New York and L.A. But the story cited the metro area’s significantly lower cost of living in terms of housing and thriving restaurant scene. The author noted local indie film festivals and a city of Atlanta job training program to bolster the local crew talent pool.