The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Thu May 9, 2013
Lights, Camera But Where's the Action?
In recent years the number of movies shot in Pittsburgh has some people calling us "Hollywood East." However, it appears the city and state have become victims of their own success.
Filmmakers have gravitated to Pittsburgh over the years for a number of reasons, including affordability. But Pennsylvania's current tax credit allotment is capped at $60 million a year. That money dries up quickly in the film industry. So how can Pennsylvania keep up with states like Louisiana, and Georgia, which have no tax credit limit? And what more can be done to lure film and television production to the state?
Chris Breakwell CEO of 31st Street Studios.