HARRISBURG – Some state lawmakers are supporting a bill that seeks to attract more film and TV production companies to PA. By increasing the cap on the “Film Industry Incentive” from its current $70 million to $125 million, House Bill 1432 would be an important first step in the state meeting the demands of the film and TV production industry wanting to film in the Commonwealth. Supporters say film and TV production has economic effects that go beyond the industry. Local retailers, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses that provide products and services during production benefit, while there are also potential long-term tourism benefits as sites can turn into cultural landmarks. According to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the Film Production Tax Credit received 860 applications with 509 productions approved or awarded tax credits between the program’s inception in 2007 and the end of 2020. The bill has been referred to the state House Finance Committee.