We May See More Movies Filmed In Las Vegas
Many film industry experts are predicting that we may see more movies filmed here in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada in the very near future, and that bodes well for our local economy.
According to an article written by Sasah Loftis on 8NewsNow.com, there are many film projects and film studios who are moving, or are considering a move, to Las Vegas. The state of Nevada is looking to cash in on the fact that so many Californians are deciding to leave that state for ours. According to the Nevada Film Office, “around 7,000 movies, television shows, and commercials have already been shot in Southern Nevada,” per Loftis’s article. And to make a move here even more enticing, the Nevada Film Office is offering big incentives to makers of movies, and other entertainment projects. Plus, it never hurts to boast about our lack of a state income tax, which is a popular reason for many Californians to move to Nevada.
So how does this help our local economy? Loftis’s article points out that anytime movies are filmed in Las Vegas, the large number of people and staff that it takes to complete that project add a great many hotel room nights, and it brings lots of revenue in to our area’s small businesses. Imagine the number of vehicle rentals, restaurant meals prepared, relaxing in one of our many pubs, and all the other things people need when they are away from home for extended periods of time.
And now we are seeing some big names from the movies deciding to call Southern Nevada their new home. Nicolas Cage just recently filmed a new movie here, and he is already a resident of Las Vegas. Plus, Mark Wahlberg recently moved his family here too. It appears that there might be something to this prediction that we may become a “mini-Hollywood” in the very near future.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.