Atlantic City, the next ‘filmmaking capital’?

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The city that served as the setting of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” could be getting more time on screen.

Three filmmakers are seeing Atlantic City as an attractive place to set their movies or TV series because of the city’s amount of space, locations to shoot at and the recently implemented New Jersey Film Tax Credit.

Stephanie Ryan-Showell, president of Pleasantville-based Weist-Barron-Ryan Casting, hinted at more blockbuster projects coming to Atlantic City, saying at least two other films with $200 million-plus budgets are considering the area.

The state Department of Community Affairs is excited to see that the resort is attracting more interest from the film industry, which can be beneficial to the local economy, said Gina Trish, a department spokeswoman. The DCA has fiscal oversight of the city. See more here.

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