Supervisors Approve Package to Promote Filming in Riverside County

Riverside County is hoping to increase its presence on the silver screen with a new round of incentives. Supervisors have approved a $150,000-package to promote filming in the county.

The package was proposed by the Office of Economic Development and passed by a 5-0 vote. The money will come from the remainder of American Rescue Plan Act funds.  

"The positive economic benefit that a film production has the potential to bring to existing Riverside County businesses can be substantial," the OED said in a statement. "When a film production chooses a location in Riverside County, the production crew and talent stay in local hotels, eat at local dining establishments and use various other local services. Additionally, production companies typically hire local actors for background or extra work."

Visit Greater Palm Springs, based in Rancho Mirage, and the Riverside-based Inland Empire Film Services will use the funds to promote available production locations. Each company will host a "Film Location Scout Familiarization" tour to showcase RivCo’s incredible scenery and its streamlined film permitting process.

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