Written by on Sep 9, 2013. Posted in On Location

Florida prepares for location filming benefits of Dolphin Tale sequel

Clearwater on Florida’s west coast is preparing for location filming to start on Dolphin Tale 2. The movie will be a follow-up to the hit 2011 family drama telling the true story of an injured dolphin that was nursed back to health with a prosthetic tail.

Dolphin Tale 2 will be an enormous economic impact for the whole community,” Darlene Kole of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce told the Clearwater Gazette: “It will provide worldwide recognition to the area and highlight the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and all they do for the rescue and rehabilitation of sea life.

“[The crew] will be staying all over the place. They will rent homes, apartments, condos and hotel rooms.”

Dolphin Tale 2 has secured a filming incentive payment of USD5 million. The first film spent USD20 million in the Clearwater region and made a massive impact at the box-office. Florida offers a filming tax credit of up to 30% but authorities are under pressure to sustain it by increasing the programme’s long-term film fund.


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