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Economics of the Film and Television Industry

  • Eller College 1130 East Helen Street Tucson, AZ, 85719 United States (map)

Why aren't Westerns filmed in Arizona anymore? How do movie and & TV execs decide which locations to use? What is the economic impact for a city where a movie or TV show is filmed? And most important, how can Tucson get in on the action? In this highly engaging workshop, participants will learn how states like Georgia—now the #1 location for film and television production in the United States—as well as New Mexico, Utah and Nevada are using tax incentives, and local investment, to change the landscape of the industry. Participants will also look at the broader national picture of film tax credits and how location decisions are made as well as the actual economic impact a major motion picture can have on a local area. The workshop includes access to all materials and lessons at no cost. 

The instructor for this workshop is Chris Cannon, PhD, Program Director at the Georgia Council for Economics Education. Chris has been a classroom teacher since 2002, and a Teacher in Residence with the Georgia Council for Economics Education. The Economics of Film and Television is an area of particular interest for Dr. Cannon. 

A certificate will be issued for 3 hours of professional development.