Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Film: Connecticut Is Helping the Movie Industry

From The Hartford Courant today:
Lawmakers voted to extend a popular tax credit for the movie industry in Connecticut to include businesses that produce music recordings, digital media and sound recordings for movies. The state Senate was expected to adopt the measure later in the night.

"The talk is out there that Connecticut can truly become 'Hollywood East,' said House Speaker James Amann, the bill's leading proponent. "We have the incentives, creativity and location to develop a long-term industry here and add billions of dollars to Connecticut's economy."

Since the original incentives took effect last July 1, the state has reaped more than $96 million from film, television and commercial production, according to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Most recently, ESPN's "The Bronx is Burning," a television mini-series about the 1977 New York Yankees, was shot in Norwich.
Filming begins in Darien on June 11th for "Revolutionary Road" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The film is based on the Richard Yates novel.

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