lllinois’ film industry generated a record $184 million in spending in 2012, resulting in more than 2,200 full-time equivalent jobs. Governor Quinn signed a 10-year extension of the Illinois Film Tax Credit in 2011, which has paved the way for more productions in Illinois. “Our talented crews, iconic shooting locations and world class sound stages and studios helped make 2012 a banner year for the Illinois film industry,” Governor Quinn said. “There is no better place to film a movie or a show than right here in Illinois. We will continue to bring more productions to our state, which will create good jobs and drive the economy forward. Illinois’ film industry saw a record $184 million in spending in 2012, which topped the previous record of $161 million in 2010. For more information, visit the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. Content provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.