Monday, January 26, 2015

Philly loses a movie

Producers could not wait for tax incentives to be determined.

Philly loses a movie

It was big, big new$ the other day when M. Night Shyamalan decided to move his next movie to Canada because of the Pennsylvania budget impasse.

Now, producers of a smaller movie, a drama called Destination Home, have decided to take their show to Georgia. It was supposed to have started shooting soon.

Producers had more worries than the state budget. (The amount of film tax incentives are uncertain.)

There was a union issue. Producers were dickering with IATSE Local 52, which represents stagehands and some other behind-the-scenes people, over a wage break because Destination Home is a low-budget film.

Producers contended that their $7 million budget qualified them for a lower-cost contract, and the union declined to budge.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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