Teller County is hoping to lure the film industry to Colorado

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 18:23:16-04

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. – The City of Woodland Park in Teller County wants to be the first stop resource for any movie director, TV executive or commercial brand to film their stuff here in Colorado with the creation of a newly-formed nonprofit known as the Teller County Film Commission.

The commission will provide site tours for shooting locations, talent services, professional crew, production services referrals and permits needed for filming in Colorado, according to a press release obtained by Denver7.

“The organization was needed when you look at the $464,000 economic impact of film in our county,” said TCFC president and executive director Mike Perini.

He added the TCFC is currently helping a major cable network with resources for a TV project that is shooting in both Woodland Park and Cripple Creek this month.

Over the last four years, the state has paid just under $13 million in incentives to lure productions to Colorado. Those investments have brought in about $165 million in economic activity, according to a Denver7 report earlier this year.

In March, Top Chef announced it was bringing its 15th season to the Centennial State with production set to take place in Denver, Boulder and Telluride during the spring.

The season is set to premiere later this year.