We are one week away from being able to FINALLY see #BlackPanther which is shaping up to be the illest movie ever. One of the facts coming out about the film is that it helped boost the economy of Georgia by almost $90 million! Through efforts to make purchases from local businesses and various state vendors, MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin announced that contributions from Marvel Studios generated $83.9 million for the state.
“Tonight, we are here to celebrate the talented individuals and vendors who help make Georgia the third largest production center in the nation, and who help bring to life stories, like Black Panther, that make a difference,” said Rivkin. “Black Panther has smashed records for advance ticket sales thanks to the hard work of local crew and vendors, and because the film reflects the breadth and diversity of our global communities.”
David Grant, VP, Physical Production, Marvel Studios added, “Every time we come back to make a movie here in Georgia, the experience gets better. The infrastructure for film production continues to improve and the bench of creative professionals we can draw on gets deeper – and that’s because as a community you have committed to making Georgia a great place to make films and television shows.”
Black Panther is expected to bring in $1 billion at the box office. Have y’all bought your tickets yet?!
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