With the arrival of Silver State Production Services, which has offices downtown, comes the possibility that visiting filmmakers can be enticed to shoot here more frequently, thanks to a central hub from which they can draw local workers. The hopeful result is employment for performers as well as lighting professionals, location scouts, production assistants, costumers, makeup artists, construction crews and even set caterers. Heading up the effort is Chris Ramirez, who has worked on the movies Think of Me and The Hangover, as well as commercials that have been shot in Nevada. Now what’s needed is state support via tax incentives, such as those offered to the industry in 44 other states. It looks promising: The governor’s office and the Nevada Film Office are exploring the idea for the 2013 Legislature. SilverStateProductionServices.com.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products