A producer speaking at a Los Angeles panel to discuss the movie industry said Atlanta-based film crews lack experience and passion.
Variety quoted Ellen Schwartz of Black Label Media remarking on the state of Georgia's newly robust filming industry, which is growing due to tax incentives:
"Schwartz also noted that there’s a lower quality among crews in incentive-heavy states such as Georgia because of their lack of experience. 'That’s my biggest problem with chasing incentives. In Atlanta, this is all new to them. They have no passion and they think they know it all.'”
Both Schwartz and another producer speaking at the conference stressed the importance of set safety, and said film crew members should always feel that they can raise safety issues without fear of losing their jobs, Variety reported.