Thursday, August 6, 2015::Milken Institute Report Calls for Creation of 'Media Cluster' to Make Pittsburgh a Leading Entertainment-Media Hub
For decades, Pittsburgh has thrived as a regional entertainment media center, and as the setting for popular movies and television shows including Silence of the Lambs, Batman and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
Thursday, August 6, 2015::Pittsburgh Film Office touts findings of report on growing entertainment industry
In a shift of strategy, the Pittsburgh Film Office has opted to stop lobbying Harrisburg to uncap Pennsylvania’s Film Tax Credit and to instead request the state Legislature to guarantee the tax credit program for a five-year allocation.
Thursday, August 6, 2015::Officials see bigger picture for region’s film industry
The days of movie and TV productions coming to town but importing workers are slowly fading to black as more than half of the hires come from Western Pennsylvania and provide what Mayor Bill Peduto calls “family-sustaining jobs.” Annual wages of $30,000 are now closer to $50,000 and climbing.