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Batman Wraps, and the Dark Knight Thanks Da’ Burgh!

22 Aug

The filming of Batman movie, “The Dark Knight” has wrapped. Sorry, Pittsburgh — there will be no more snow-in-August or Batmobile sightings around town, no more rubbernecking at work to get a peek at the set or a star-sighting on your lunch break.

It will be exciting to see Pittsburgh as “Gotham” on the big screen, and, while us Pittsburgh residents are thankful to the production for choosing us as the locale, it seems as though the cast and crew of The Dark Knight are grateful to us, too.

Check out this full-page ad from yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette, courtesy of 96.1 KISS fm.

Will Freeze on State Film Tax Credit Freeze Out Dark Knight and Other Movie Productions?

18 Feb

There is currently a freeze on Pennsylvania’s film tax credit program – and this freeze on remaining funds could cause Pittsburgh an other Pennsylvania locations to miss out on many film opportunities including the highly anticipated Batman sequel, “Dark Knight Rises,” which was reported to start filming in Pittsburgh this summer.

So far, producers of Batman and 2 other productions set to be filmed in Pittsburgh have reportedly threatened to back out and shoot elsewhere if the money is not released.

Local media and casting agencies are encouraging citizens to contact local lawmakers and government to keep the productions in town. ilm productions had been receiving a 25 percent credit for spending at least 60 percent of their production budget in the state, which is the amount “The Dark Knight Rises” has been rumored to film in Pittsburgh.

The PA film tax credit program is presently on hold until the Pennsylvania state budget is passed next month. This could cost the city and state mega-bucks if these big-money productions choose another locale.

Movie productions filmed in Pittsburgh had been receiving a 25 percent credit for spending 60% or more of their production budget in Pennsylvania. Though Warner Bros. are yet to officially announce filming locations for “The Dark Knight Rises,” it was reported that this would likely be the amount spent in Pittsburgh.

As no formal announcements have been made regarding the movie, there is still hope for it and others. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the film tax credit mess can get straightened out. Not only is it big business for Pittsburgh, but it is likewise exciting to see our hometown on the big screen!

 

Is the Dark Knight Coming to the Steel City?

15 Feb

Rumor has it that the next installment in the ‘Batman’ series will be filmed right here in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Film Office has yet to confirm, and source report that nothing is set in stone, that there are other cities under consideration, too.

The movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is set for a July 2012 release and will be directed by “Inception” director, Christopher Nolan. The film is to star heavy-hitters Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway (who also filmed last year’s Love and Other Drugs here), Morgan Freeman, and more.

Here’s hoping that the Dark Knight has his sights set on the Steel City!