LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) –
The Nevada Film Office has awarded its first tax credit for the filming of "Mall Cop: Blart 2" planned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The announcement was made today by the Governor's Office of Economic Development.
“The production will receive $4.3 million in tax credits provided that the filming takes place in Nevada and that production costs are in line with those proposed in the application, along with other qualifying criteria," the news release said.
“I’d like to thank Sony Pictures for their interest in filming in Nevada and for working with our office so well,” said Eric Preiss, director of the Nevada Film Office.
Three additional applications for film tax credits will be heard on April 14.
Created during the 2011 session of the Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Legislature and Gov. Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state.
GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at www.diversifynevada.com