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"Selma" Brings Big Dollars To Georgia

Jan 17, 2015

The production crew of "Selma" filmed in Georgia for 95 days.
Credit Paramount Pictures

The Oscar-nominated movie, "Selma," picked up a big win for Georgia's economy.  

The film — which traces a pivotal time in the civil rights movement — spent more than three months shooting in Georgia, in places like Marietta Square and the Georgia State Capitol. 

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, production of the film contributed more than $10.3 million to the state's economy. The association said the film's production hired more than 400 local crew members — and paid over $5 million in wages.

Last year, 158 feature films were shot in Georgia.

Gov. Nathan Deal said he plans to establish a Georgia Film Academy to train local workers.