We speak now. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times… Kentucky has an inordinate amount of awesome places to shoot movies, and the Southern Kentucky Film Commission doesn’t disagree.
MAKING FILMS IN KENTUCKY
Just this spring, Orlando Bloom and Andie MacDowell headlined a cast of actors filming a thriller titled red right hand in Campbellsburg KY.
It was Bloom’s second venture into the Commonwealth to shoot a film after 2005 Elizabethtown.
And with the addition of the Kentucky Entertainment Incentive, a tax credit that became refundable on January 1, the Bluegrass State could see LOTS more actors and actresses roaming our cities and towns. It’s an exciting time.
BARREN COUNTY KENTUCKY PREPARES FOR FILM PRODUCTION
It’s a VERY exciting time in Barren County KY these days. And that’s pretty funny to me. We were in Glasgow last summer after enjoying Barren River Lake Resort, and I mentioned that it has the PERFECT cinematic small town vibe. They must have heard me because film crews are planning to land there in October.
Seriously, the excitement is at its height in Barren County. With scouting teams already in place, the Southern Kentucky Film Commission posts applications and offers job opportunities, like this one last week, for example:
SOUTHERN KENTUCKY FILM COMMISSION AMBASSADOR
The Southern Kentucky Film Commission served as an ambassador for locations in its region. I don’t know if that post helped get American Cinema International’s attention or not — it sure would have been a quick turnaround — but actions like this can’t hurt.
WHAT BARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN EXPECT IN THE COMING WEEKS
Melinda J. Overstreet of Glasgow News1 describes what residents can expect in the coming weeks:
American Cinema International production teams are already in town finishing scouting and coordinating everything they expect to need, she said, adding that they will be in town all month. october. They hope to sell the finished film to Hallmark or UP TV. The title has not been finalized, she said, as there have been several changes to the location decision.
I don’t know why the title would depend on the location, but I’m not steeped in the film industry either.
I don’t know UP-TV, but Hallmark is a goldmine; this network’s “boutique” TV movie industry is hot. I mean, fans CALENDAR the Hallmark Christmas movie schedule. IMHO, if you can get your family movie on Hallmark, it’s a home run.
For now, I’m just going to sit back and watch Kentucky become a major movie hub.
[SOURCE: WBKO-Bowling Green]
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