Officials Want to Grow Tax Credit So Philly Can Keep Impersonating New York in the Movies

It’s a rare week one can traverse Center City without stumbling onto a film set, and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office wants to keep it that way. Officials with the office are joining Pittsburgh leaders to lobby the state for an increase in the tax credit that lures so many productions here. Right now, that credit is capped at $60 million a year—advocates want it raised to $150 million. ”People want to come to Pennsylvania to shoot,” said Pittsburgh Film Office director Dawn Keezer. “We just need the support to keep the playing field competitive.” [Associated Press]