Hollywood sure likes making fun of Minnesota. Well, they don't always make fun of us, but they find our way of life pretty fascinating. So wouldn't it be nice if they threw some cash our way at the same time?
Most of the recent movies set in Minnesota weren't even filmed here and one Minnesota group is trying to lobby the legislature to get the state to offer incentives to Hollywood filmmakers to bring their crews into the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The more celeb sightings, the better!
Watch the KARE11 report here:
Shoot in Minnesota is busy lobbying lawmakers to make money available to entice film makers to our state, KARE11 says. The group is asking for $25 million, which would mean $112 million spent in our state.
Why do we need the cash? We are fly-over state for other places with better incentives. "Leatherheads," the story of a Duluth football team, was shot in South Carolina. "Juno," the story of a Minnesota teen, and "New in Town" based on the city of New Ulm took their business to Canada.
Shoot in Minnesota says "New in Town" had a $140 million budget and 40 percent of that would have been injected into the state economy.