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Thursday, February 6, 2014::Corbett's budget keeps film tax credit at $60M

Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget for fiscal 2014-2015 keeps Pennsylvania’s film tax credit capped at $60 million, a move that will launch another budget lobbying campaign by the state’s film industry to raise or uncap it.

Steve Kratz, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, confirmed Corbett intends to keep the film tax credit at $60 million.

Thursday, February 6, 2014::Casting for 'Fathers and Daughters'

It's a very good thing no one let "Fathers and Daughters" slip away. 

Monday, February 3, 2014::Pittsburgh Film Office hosts pre-Oscars bash

It might have been cold outside, but on Friday night inside J. Verno Studios, the mood was hot as 400 guests gathered for the Pittsburgh Film Office's annual pre-Oscars bash. "So You Want to Be in Pictures ...?" featured a variety of cocktails, an espresso bar, treats from local restaurants, a primping salon and a photo booth for those wanting to capture the magic of the evening. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014::Film Office party attendees say Pittsburgh is photogenic

By and large, the most talked-about celebrity during the Pittsburgh Film Office's “So You Want to Be in Pictures?” party was the city itself. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014::Pittsburgh film project's tax-credit nail-biter has happy ending

A Pittsburgh film project with Russell Crowe nearly went south on Thursday, with a threat to pull out of Pennsylvania and head to New Orleans or Atlanta because the state wanted to dole out film tax-credit money over several years instead of in one lump sum. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014::Russell Crowe film wins state tax credit

The main hurdle to Russell Crowe returning to Pittsburgh has fallen as the state approved a film tax credit for "Fathers and Daughters" late Thursday. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014::Film tax credit approved for new Russell Crowe movie

The tax-credit application for the new Russell Crowe movie “Fathers and Daughters” has been approved by the state of Pennsylvania, a move which should give the go-ahead for the project to shoot in Pittsburgh this spring. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014::Diesel, Crowe projects among 4 movies expected to shoot in Pittsburgh

Those projects, along with three other feature films, two television series and a mini-series, are all eying the region, said Keezer, who expects a busy 2014 for movie-making in the region this year but emphasized an ever-present big if.
That would be if there are enough available film tax credits to attract them all here for a program capped at $60 million for fiscal 2013. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014::'Fathers and Daughters' filming could bring Crowe back to Pittsburgh area

“We're really hopeful they come to Pittsburgh,” Keezer said. “But they're not coming without the tax credit.” 

Friday, January 10, 2014::Briefs: Discount 'Wicked' tickets available in lottery; Pittsburgh-shot 'Those Who Kill' a different take on serial killer series

The producers of the upcoming A&E drama “Those Who Kill,” which was shot in and is set in Pittsburgh, say the show is different from previous serial killer stories. 

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