Written by on May 2, 2013. Posted in On Location

Iowa launches new location filming body

Iowa in the mid-western US has launched a new location filming support body. Named Produce Iowa, the organisation will promote film, television and multimedia production in the state.

Produce Iowa will be overseen by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, but the state will not offer any location filming incentives.

“We're looking at film, we're looking at television, we're looking at digital media, new technologies, new opportunities to bring here to Iowa to do business,” Deptartment of Cultural Affairs spokesman Jeff Morgan told local outlet WOI-DT: “We have beautiful scenery. We have beautiful landscapes, perfect for site locations and we'll be making those connections to the industries throughout the country.”

The Iowa Film Office was closed four years ago when it became embroiled in a scandal involving misused filming tax credits. Produce Iowa represents an initial move to re-establish the state’s production industry. A new website is likely to follow in the near future.

(Stills: Bill Whittaker at en.wikipedia and Iowahwyman)


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