Incentives Are Drawing Film and TV Crews to Delaware County


Residents snap some photos across the street from where film crews are shooting a reported sequel to 'Mare of Easttown,' 'Task.'
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A sequel to "Mare of Easttown" that's been filming in Delaware County is an example of how incentives are bringing productions crews to town.

Delaware County is benefitting from incentives offered to film and television producers, generating award-winning projects here like Silver Linings Playbook and Mare of Easttown.

That’s the consensus of discussion March 22 at Sun Center Studios in Aston between elected officials and stakeholders in the film and television industry.

The Delaware County Commerce Center and Visit Delco hosted the event.

The Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit program created in 2004 has played a significant role in bringing film crews to Delaware County.

That means local jobs and spending on local goods, services and hotel accommodations.

Nicole Shiner, director of Operations & Government Affairs for The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, said the tax credit requires productions to spend a minimum of 60 percent of their budget in the Commonwealth, but that they “often spend far more.”

They employ workers, use Pennsylvania businesses, generate local taxes “and keep money circulating in our economy long after a project wraps,” she said. 

“Together, we can work to attract more productions to this region, and amplify the economic growth and impact while showcasing the beauty of Delco to a global audience,” said Laura Goodrich Cairns, Commerce Director; County of Delaware.

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