The Illinois Production Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the Illinois film production community. We work closely with State and Local legislative bodies to create growth and opportunities for all sectors of our community.
The Illinois Production Alliance (established in 2002) to support and promote Film Production in Illinois. The IPA served as the driving force in the passage of the 2002 and 2008 Film Production Tax Incentive Credit legislation and the recent expansion that became effective in July, 2022 .
The Alliance is a 501 c6 that continues to serve as an advocate and lobby for the interests of the film community with government officials, community leaders and the media. We promote and market Film In Illinois through industry events, support for the Chicago and Illinois Film Office, and one on one communication with industry executives, producers and decision makers.
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…recently reported on the 2021 record for film spending in Illinois..
While much of Chicago’s economy is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the film industry has come roaring back and has hit a new record for spending here.
According to figures released today by the state and city, producers of movies, TV shows and streaming services spent an estimated $631 million in the state in 2021, with $373 million going toward wages alone. That not only surpasses the $362 million when much local production was shut down because of COVID, but is comfortably above the estimated $560 million spent in 2019.
Article Date: June 16, 2022
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