Superior, Colorado introduces film incentive

The Upper Midwest Film Office will administer 25% rebates

Film incentives have been created by Superior's Tourism Development Commission in Colorado, US.

The Upper Midwest Film Office will administer 25% rebates on qualified lodging, food and catering expenses. The commission earmarked $20,000 for the program.

Local publication Superior Telegram states that the local film office recognises film productions help fuel the economy.

Recent Hulu holiday film, Merry Kiss Cam, which was filmed in Duluth, generated more than 900 nights in hotel and Airbnb rooms in the Minnesota city. 

“Having Superior be an option for hotels and catering is a game changer,” said Riki McManus, chief production officer of the Upper Midwest Film Office. “There are many time when we have a shortage of hotels and caterers available for projects. That can be a reason for projects to go elsewhere. This helps to alleviate some of that hurdle in attracting large projects to the region.”

Former tourism commissioner, JoAnn Jardine, added that she hopes the Douglas County and the state of Wisconsin will offer a similar rebate. 

Superior, Colorado introduces film incentive
Hulu's Merry Kiss Cam. Credit: Superior Telegram
Superior, Colorado introduces film incentive
Hulu's Merry Kiss Cam. Credit: Superior Telegram

Film incentives have been created by Superior's Tourism Development Commission in Colorado, US.

The Upper Midwest Film Office will administer 25% rebates on qualified lodging, food and catering expenses. The commission earmarked $20,000 for the program.

Local publication Superior Telegram states that the local film office recognises film productions help fuel the economy.

Recent Hulu holiday film, Merry Kiss Cam, which was filmed in Duluth, generated more than 900 nights in hotel and Airbnb rooms in the Minnesota city. 

“Having Superior be an option for hotels and catering is a game changer,” said Riki McManus, chief production officer of the Upper Midwest Film Office. “There are many time when we have a shortage of hotels and caterers available for projects. That can be a reason for projects to go elsewhere. This helps to alleviate some of that hurdle in attracting large projects to the region.”

Former tourism commissioner, JoAnn Jardine, added that she hopes the Douglas County and the state of Wisconsin will offer a similar rebate. 

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