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Santa Clarita gets $21-million economic boost from filming

The city of Santa Clarita continues to rake in millions of dollars each year through TV and movie filming, according to data that shows a recent increase in the economic impact of such projects.

Officials recorded 909 film days and issued 372 permits in fiscal year 2011 to 2012, which represents a 4% increase in film days and an 8% increase in film permits compared with the previous fiscal year, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Film Office.

The overall economic impact of local filming has increased from around $18,777,500 in 2011 to $21,141,500 — a rise of 13%, officials said.

The city had been put “on the map as Hollywood’s film community of choice” Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry said in a statement Monday, adding that the money helps support jobs and local businesses.

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-- Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times

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