Why More Movies and TV Shows Could Be Filmed in Minnesota Next Year
Lights... camera... action! Here's why we could see way more movies and TV shows filmed here in Minnesota in 2022.
Throughout the years, there have been several big movies filmed here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Of course, Prince's 80's classic, Purple Rain, was filmed in Minneapolis. And, of course, 90's movies like The Mighty Ducks (which was set here in Minnesota but mainly filmed in Hollywood) and Grumpy Old Men (which was set in Wabasha but was filmed in parts of St. Paul and Lake Rebecca in Rockford, northwest of the Twin Cities) also put Minnesota on the map.
Various HGTV shows like 'Rehab Addict' hosted by Nicole Curtis, and 'Stay or Sell' with Heather and Brad Fox, kept the North Star State in the spotlight, as well, as both were filmed in the Twin Cities.
Plus there have been several made-for-TV movies that were not only filmed here in the Bold North, but were actually set here in Minnesota as well. (Like the Lifetime holiday movie, The Christmas Listing, which was filmed in Isanti and debuted last November.)
And here's why we could soon see even more movie and TV productions filming here in Minnesota. It's all due to a transferable tax credit for film and TV production the Minnesota Legislature approved earlier this year.
Minnesota Film TV explains the new incentive, which takes effect in 2022, like this:
The MN Production Rebate reimburses up to 25% of eligible Minnesota production expenditures. The incentive is available to qualified feature films, documentaries, TV pilots, programs or series, TV commercials, music videos, and more. The program, overseen by the Department of Employment and Economic Development, is designed to encourage film and television production and post-production in Minnesota, providing economic growth and jobs.
Places like Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as well as the state of Georgia have already implemented similar measures, and have lured several movie and TV productions to their areas.
Will Minnesota be known as Hollywood North? Maybe-- we'll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, keep scrolling to check out some other movies that were filmed here, as well as some of the famous actors who also hail from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.