Spending On Film and Television Projects in Illinois Hit Record High in 2019

The amount of money spent on film and television projects in Illinois hit a record high in 2019. Officials estimate an economic impact of nearly $560-million dollars in job creation and local expenditures. Kwame Omoaku, director of the Chicago Film Office, says it’s been easier to land projects in recent years…
 

 

The Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Act, now more than a decade old, offers various incentives for production spending and labor costs in the state. But Omoaku says that’s not the only reason for choosing Chicago…
 

 

The Windy City now ranks first in the Midwest region and in the top six nationally for film and T-V production.

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