MIKE ARMSTRONG: Welcome to the show. What do the films Beloved, Invincible, and The Sixth Sense have in common? They were all shot in
MIKE ARMSTRONG: We’re shooting again in the photo studio of The Philadelphia Inquirer. We normally shoot on the newsroom floor, but right now there’s a couple of hundred actors and crew members down there filming a scene from Marley & Me. It may seem obvious that filming would happen here, where the book was set, but it isn’t. Movies and television shows tend to be shot where it’s cheapest to do so. And for a long time,
How does the
NICOLE SHINER: Well, when we passed it, it became very clear that we went right to the top of the heap of tax credit programs. It’s $75 million, which is a huge increase from our previous tax credits, which were $10 million a year. So filmmakers really seem to like them. It’s a 25 percent transferrable tax credit, as long as the company spends 60 percent or more of their total budget in
MIKE ARMSTRONG: How does
NICOLE SHINER: Well, let’s use an easy example of a $1 million budget. Say you are a producer, and you have a million dollars – a picture for a million dollars. You have to show that you’re gonna spend, at a minimum, 60 percent of your budget in
MIKE ARMSTRONG: Of all the movies shot in
NICOLE SHINER: Wow. Out of the hundreds and hundreds that I know of, I’m gonna have to go with The Sixth Sense. I’m a big fan. And as you may know, Night’s back in June with his next one, The Happening.
MIKE ARMSTRONG: Nicole, thank you very much. That’s Nicole Shiner of The Greater Philadelphia Film Office.
That’s it for this week. At The Inquirer, I’m Mike Armstrong for Philadelphia Business Today.