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Bribes for Batman?

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 29, 2008 5:58PM

Undoubtedly a large percentage of Chicagoans were freakin' thrilled that The Dark Knight was substantially filmed in our fair city. But how badly do we want a repeat? The three state legislative sponsors of the Illinois filmmakers’ tax incentives bill want to make it even easier for Warner Bros. (and other production companies) to shoot movies here by offering a 30% tax credit. Currently it's at 20%; when the bill was enacted in 2003 it was 15%. Representatives Skip Saviano and Ken Dunkin and Senator Rickey "Hollywood" Hendon reaffirmed their commitment to the tax incentive at a recent Illinois Production Alliance dinner.