Film Industry Continues to Grow

The Office Director for the Illinois FILM Office says the film industry in Illinois continues to grow stronger.
The office announced on Friday, January 20, that the state’s film industry generated $499 million in estimated Illinois spending, a 51-percent increase over the same period last year. This adds to the 18-percent increase that was seen in 2015.
The FILM Office worked with 345 television, commercial and film projects that generated 13,377 non-extra job hires over the course of 2016.
The office promotes the state as a location for film, television and advertising production, providing assistance with everything from location scouting, hiring cast and crew to working with local unions and guilds.

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