In the last few years, a whole bunch of big Hollywood films were made in Pennsylvania (Silver Linings Playbook, The Dark Knight Rises, the upcoming Jack Reacher, and a few stinkers) thanks to the $60 million movie tax credit. But the Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Sharon Pinkenson, wants more films. And we agree, because we watched Trading Places last night and more of that please.
According to the Associated Press, Pinkenson wants the credit increased to $150 million because PA is losing potential business to other states (or in the case of World War Z, countries). Accoring to the AP, “State officials estimate film and TV productions have injected $1.4 billion into the Pennsylvania economy since 2007, based on $300 million in tax credits.” Plus, any chance we have to bring Werner Herzog into our dear state should be welcomed with open arms.