Quad Cities CVB, Quad City Film Coalition, and Iowa Motion Picture Association to Give
Presentation on January 21 at the RiverCenter in Davenport
Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Quad Cities - The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB), Quad City Film Coalition, and the Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) are jointly sponsoring a free public presentation on "The Future of Film in the Quad Cities and Iowa" at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21 at the RiverCenter, 136 East 3rd Street in downtown Davenport in the Ohio/Illinois Conference rooms.
The presentation will cover the positive economic impact of filmmaking in a community, the work of the IMPA in bringing films to Iowa, the work of the Quad City Film Coalition and its 20-year success of filmmaking in the Quad Cities, and the need to maintain and improve the Iowa film tax credit in the 2010 Iowa legislative session.
The presentation is open to anyone in the Quad Cities community who is interested in the film industry and furthering its growth in the Quad Cities. Your attendance will help direct the future of film in the Quad Cities.
"The production industry provides immediate positive economic impact to the communities where productions are filmed. Along with creating high quality jobs, productions infuse local businesses with new revenue through the purchase of goods and services," said Tammy Shutters, IMPA Program Director. "The IMPA is committed to working with the QCCVB and Quad Cities Film Coalition to bring more productions to the area."
Over the past 20 years, filmmaking has generated more than a $25 million economic impact on the Quad Cities.
Films shot in the Quad Cities include :
1990 Where the Night Begins (Feature Film)
1990 Bix (Feature Film)
1991 An American Love (Made for TV Movie)
1991 Brothers and Sisters (Feature Film)
1993 The Room Next Door (Feature Film)
1993 The Childhood Friend (Feature Film)
1994 Voices in the Night (Made for TV Movie)
1995 The Mayor of East Chicago (Feature Film)
1998 Whiteboyz (Feature Film)
2006 The Hideout (Feature Film)
2007 Sugar (Feature Film)
2008 Children of the Corn (Made for TV Movie)
2009 Megafault (Made for TV Movie)
In addition to the these were a number of student films with little or no budget that were part of
film program requirements from schools like NYU, UCLA, USC and the University of Iowa.