"The Accountant" adds $21 million to Georgia economy

New numbers from the Georgia Film Office show Warner Brothers Pictures spent more than $21 million while filming scenes for "The Accountant" in and around Atlanta.

ATLANTA - New numbers from the Georgia Department of Economic Development show Warner Brothers Pictures spent more than $21 million while filming "The Accountant" in and around Atlanta.

PHOTO GALLERY: "The Accountant" was filmed in, around Atlanta

The thriller stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons and opens nationwide in theaters today.

A total of 1,415 Georgia cast members and extras were hired for the film, along with 684 crew members.

"The Accountant" also hired 168 off-duty personnel, including police officers and firefighters.

Here is a list of locations in and around Atlanta that were used for filming:

  • The Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville doubled as Leavenworth. 
  • A small strip mall in Roswell became the site of ZZZ Accounting, the small-town accounting office that Affleck's character uses as a front.
  • The campus of Georgia Tech served as the location for the ultra-modern headquarters of Living Robotics, with its centerpiece being a large conference room with glass walls that become a canvas for Affleck's character. 
  • The interior of the Treasury offices were located inside Atlanta’s Academy of Medicine.
  • A farm near Bishop, Georgia, became a home away from home for Affleck's character. 
  • A sound stage in Decatur was used to create a sleek, silver Airstream trailer.

Special tax incentives have played a major role in bringing film and tv productions to Georgia.

Qualifying productions receive a 20% tax credit, plus an additional 10% credit for embedding a Georgia promotional logo in the film title or credits.

(© 2017 WXIA)


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