taxes aimed at films. "Troll" is to be filmed in the Quad Cities...animated
films get a boost from recent activity...that film was to be produced in Iowa
alone but fraud charges derailed it. Now, company seeking to make Illinois a hub
for animated features...tax credits over the course of filming is what is wanted
by - - Great River Productions on Rock Island...as for the business of show,
this means as many as 120 people may be hired.
- Thanks to my
source for the tip.
Strolling into Illinois:
By Tim O'Brien
The toll of "Troll" is good news for
animated feature films in Illinois. The upcoming production of this film may
generate up to 120 jobs and take two-and-a-half years to complete.
So, as Illinois grapples with many of the same issues facing other states, movie news
continue to trickle in. This time, as the Illinois Senate wrapped up its
business, a boost was given to a company called Great River Productions of Rock
They were all set to make "Troll" in Iowa, however, certain circumstances surfaced, which brought it to an end.
That would be the fact that Iowa ended the incentives due to serious fraud allegations.It has been rumored that Illinois is thinking of ending the program as well, but no word on that with the release of this news. And if they did, not for the same
The Illinois Senate approved a tax provision that would allow them
to collect the already approved credits during the course of production, instead
of waiting for the film to be completed.