The company behind some of Atlantans favorite shows, like “The Game,” “Teen Mom,” and “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” could be moving to the Atlanta metro area.
Atlanta Business Chornicle reports that New York-based Viacom Inc., which owns BET Networks, MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central, is bringing more television production work to Atlanta, drawn by the region’s lower operating costs and an aggressive tax incentive program.
Georgia is among the top five states in the nation for film and TV production. Since 1972, more than 750 feature films, TV movies, TV series, single episodes and pilots have been produced in Georgia, including “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Major Hollywood films have also been setting up shop to shoot in Atlanta. Most recently, the sequel to the film “Anchorman” was shot in the city as were “The Hunger Games,” “The Three Stooges” film, the 2014 release “Ten” and the full catalog of works by director/producer Tyler Perry whose latest release “Temptation” premiered at the city’s AMC Parkway Pointe theater over the weekend.
The move to Atlanta was not announced on Viacom’s website or in releases available to the general public.