Main Line Today posted the following in February about projects that may film in Philadelphia:
“The film industry is [an] increasingly lucrative [thing] for government to em-brace,” says Pinkenson. “We already have a reputation as the most cooperative and film-friendly city in the business. Having these tax incentives adds to our attraction. Right now, weâ€™re looking at applications for six to eight films to begin in June, and more to follow.”
The not-so-top-secret list includes Remorse, Three Sistas, Shyamalanâ€™s Avatar series, a film based on Marley and Me and possibly Transformers 2. The GPFO website (film.org) is a good gauge of its commitment to making filmmaking a collective experience while enhancing Phillyâ€™s reputation as a movie-friendly city with manageable amounts of red tape. “How to” services are offered free of charge and cover everything from hiring a police officer to getting a street closed. There are numerous resources, including screenwriting contests, a job hotline and profiles spotlighting the cityâ€™s filmmakers.
Interesting, stay tuned. Transformers 2 is scheduled for a June 26, 2009 release.
Source: Main Line Today