CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Quinn visited the downtown Chicago set of the Superman movie “Man of Steel” to tout the Illinois film industry.
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Quinn ballyhooed the film industry in Illinois.
“I’m happy to announce that this past year we set a record for filmmaking in Illinois: $161 million,” Quinn said. “That’s the highest we’ve ever grossed in revenue.”
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One of the draws, Quinn says, is the tax credit the state gives to filmmakers.
“Man of Steel” producer Charles Roven said the tax credit isn’t the only reason he’s here.
“There are places that have bigger tax credits than Illinois.” he said. “But when you take a look at the combination of how inviting it is to be here…”
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Roven has produced two other movies filmed here, “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”