Just announced: the Fox television production of "Sleepy Hollow" has announced that it will move to Atlanta for its third season (assuming it has a third season).
Where Hollywood goes for its on-location filming, local small businesses benefit. When "The Winter People" filmed in Avery County back in the 1980s, local antiques dealers sold props to the production. The making of Michael Mann's epic, "Last of the Mohicans," in the 1990s benefited more antiques dealers as well as hundreds of local people who worked as extras.
Here's a partial list of small businesses which profit from local film production:
Printers and Sign ManufacturersHollywood deals in cash money and generally doesn't waste time haggling. But the economic geniuses in the NC General Assembly wanted Hollywood gone. And it's going.
Restaurants and Caterers
Event Rental Services (tents, etc.)
Camera and Lighting Equipment
Security and Locksmiths
Gee, thanks, Governor McCrory, for signing that bullshit legislation.