Pennsylvania, coming to a theater nea...

Pennsylvania, coming to a theater near you

There are 12 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 10, 2007, titled Pennsylvania, coming to a theater near you. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

When actress Mary Stuart Masterson wanted to direct her first feature film, she chose a family drama that was set in western Pennsylvania.

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Seoul, Korea

#1 Dec 10, 2007
Just subsidization of business in my book. Why not subsidize motorcycle industry and give $75 million to Harley Davidson. How about the snack food/potato chip industry business and subsidize Herr's. How about the pierogie business and subsidize Mrs. T's.

If people want to be in the film business, let them go out and raise capital just like every other business, let them pay taxes like every other business. They come here because they want a story line that has to do with Pennsylvania or a particular visual scence. It has nothing to do with talent, availability of technical expertise, etc.

They can get all of that in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Chicago, New Zealand, London, Paris, etc.

This is another free giveaway by Rendell so that he can get chummy with the rich and famous.
snowman Bath PA

Annapolis, MD

#2 Dec 10, 2007
It also pays off some of his contributors, the slime. Nice going FAT EDDIE. And the firm that is leaving for Texas, they didn't get any tax credits to keep them here.
kassie

Lehigh Valley, PA

#3 Dec 10, 2007
I saw they were shooting a movie in Laury's Station, they said the lead actor was Robert Patrick, the cop in Terminator II, it was really cool all the cameras and lights. anybody else see anything about this
Just tax me

Northampton, PA

#4 Dec 10, 2007
Boy ... that's such good news that wealthy people are saving money on their taxes ... as my expense.

You go Keystone state! I can't wait until I get to pay to drive on I-80!
job creation

United States

#5 Dec 10, 2007
I think what you need to understand is that it's a plan to attract jobs for local filmmakers, and businesses in the area. Let's say that Steven Spielberg want to make a film centered around the look of old steel towns. Do you want all that money that that film will create for the regions going to Harrisburg or Pittsburgh or some other town in Pa. No. You would want all that money being spent at local restaurants, and stores spent in Bethlehem. It also provides jobs for many of the sound recordists, camera ops, grips, wardrobe, caterers and makeup people in the Lehigh Valley regions. Guess what, this type of incentive enticement happens all the time in every industry all over the frickin world including Pennsylvania. It also motivates people to perhaps go to PA when they see the backdrops of the areas in a film. When you see the beautiful topography of some area in the film don't you think to yourself that you might want to visit that place? Let's bring a little relevance to you comment.
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Just subsidization of business in my book. Why not subsidize motorcycle industry and give $75 million to Harley Davidson. How about the snack food/potato chip industry business and subsidize Herr's. How about the pierogie business and subsidize Mrs. T's.
If people want to be in the film business, let them go out and raise capital just like every other business, let them pay taxes like every other business. They come here because they want a story line that has to do with Pennsylvania or a particular visual scence. It has nothing to do with talent, availability of technical expertise, etc.
They can get all of that in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Chicago, New Zealand, London, Paris, etc.
This is another free giveaway by Rendell so that he can get chummy with the rich and famous.
just me

Newtown Square, PA

#6 Dec 10, 2007
I can't believe people like "snowman in Bath PA" don't realize the huge economic impact film making has on an area. You should be thanking the film commission for making PA more attractive to the industry.
PrtyAnml

United States

#8 Dec 10, 2007
kassie wrote:
I saw they were shooting a movie in Laury's Station, they said the lead actor was Robert Patrick, the cop in Terminator II, it was really cool all the cameras and lights. anybody else see anything about this
No, but I'd really like to know too. Drove past it after work for the better part of a week.
Couldntpaymetoli vethere

AOL

#9 Dec 10, 2007
stop wrote:
where can I find extras for my independent film "Puerto Rican Pork Chops of PA"??
Food 4 Less spending their hard earned foodie stamps or try Lil Apple Market on 7th street in Allentown.
Mary

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Dec 10, 2007
SOUNDS GREAT!!
John

United States

#11 Dec 10, 2007
Good Job Mcall! Totally forget about the film that shot in Allentown, last month. Large production, with Michael Biehn, among others.
Geery

Florence, CO

#13 Dec 10, 2007
Why would anyone film in Pittsburgh ? It's so smoggy and gray and dirty. How depressing. Can they even get enough light to film through all the smoke ? That's what I wanna know.
Da Chik

Springtown, PA

#14 Dec 10, 2007
They are doing a film in Atown about a good country pig that moved to the city and went bad. 'Hoodie the bad bacon'.

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