[Exclusive] ‘Three Seconds’ Shuts Down Production in Philadelphia

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‘Three Seconds’ starring Luke Evans and Josh Brolin shuts down production indefinitely.

Producers shut down production for the upcoming feature film Three Seconds after the Pennsylvania was unable to guarantee tax credits.

According to a Facebook post by Heery Casting, the extras casting director for Three Seconds a new movie which was filming in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, producers shut down production and will not be continuing after one of the lead actors left the movie.

Some unfortunate news for the film community in Philadelphia. The film “Three Seconds” has shut down production, and will not be continuing.

The reason is that since the PA budget has not passed yet, the State cannot guarantee them the tax credits. They tried to wait, and in doing so, they lost one of their main stars.
It’s unfortunate that this happened, especially since the director was overwhelmed by the quality of talent and crew that he had seen here in Philly.
Also, be sure to note that the PA tax credit program is “healthy”, but it just hinges upon the passing of the full budget.

Some unfortunate news for the film community in Philadelphia. The film “Three Seconds” has shut down production, and…

Posted by Heery Casting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

‘Three Seconds’ was supposed to feature Luke Evans from The Hobbit, David Oywelo, Josh Brolin, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Luke Evans
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‘Three Seconds’ was written by Matt Cook and is based on the novel by Scandinavian writing partners Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom.

‘Three Seconds’ centers around a man who is sent by the FBI to sneak into the Polish mafia’s New York drug trade. Going undercover in maximum security prison until he is abandoned by the FBI and his only chance of survival is to break out of prison.

Maggie Gyllenhaal
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According to Film in Pa, Pennsylvania offers a 25% Tax Credit to films that spend at least 60% of their total production budget in the state.

Projects eligible for Film Tax Credits under the Program are: the production of a feature film, a television film, a television talk or game show series, a television commercial, a television pilot or each episode of a television series intended as a programming for a national audience. Applications may be filed no sooner than 90 days prior to the start date of principal photography in the Commonwealth.

There is no word if Three Seconds will continue filming in another state such as Georgia – which also provides 30% tax credit to movies like Three Seconds.

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