The Illinois film industry generated $330-million last year. That amounts to an 18% increase over last year, and comes from the 291 TV, commercial, and film projects shot in Illinois.
State Film Office Director Christine Dudley says that includes a few popular TV shows.
Also filmed last year in Illinois was the movie "Boss" starring Melissa McCarthy and due out this year. Dudley says these projects employ thousands of Illinois residents.
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