Filming in Pittsburgh resumes so as to add extra incentive funds – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – After a difficult 2020, production of movies and TV shows is picking up again in Pittsburgh.

Between now and fall, 19 projects are planning to shoot in Pittsburgh – and they’re all visiting the city for Pennsylvania’s film industry incentive program, according to the Pittsburgh Film Office.

The potential projects have a production budget of more than $ 630 million, said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office.

Six shows are currently on site to scout and set up offices for preproduction. One project, American Rust, began filming.

Then there is filming for the TV series “A League of Its Own”. This should begin in the next six to eight weeks.

“They are now. There is much more to come. I have calls every day. Pittsburgh is in the top 10 places our filmmakers want to come and work, and that’s because of our crew, our location, and definitely our film incentive program, ”said Keezer.

Keezer wants Pennsylvania to raise the cap on its movie incentive program, which is capped at $ 70 million. A current bill would increase the incentive to $ 125 million.

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