Film Industry Spurs 'Y'allywood' In Georgia

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Bobby Ore leads another session at his stunt driving school at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Ga. (Courtesy Bobby Ore Motorsports)

Georgia’s $2 billion film industry has put Atlanta on the map as the Hollywood of the South, or has some describe it, “Y’allywood.” Accordingly, there’s a greater demand there for actors, producers, technicians and stunt people.

This year, a veteran stunt driver opened up a school for aspiring stunt drivers in Georgia.

Taylor Gantt and Sean Powers, reporters with Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Broadcasting, recently visited the school for a crash course in stunt driving.


Taylor Gantt, producer and backup host for Georgia Public Broadcasting. He tweets @TaylorGantt2112.

Sean Powers, producer and reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting. He tweets @SeanPowersGPB.

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