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Film Industry Spurs 'Y'allywood' In Georgia

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

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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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