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County sees record number of film permits in '15

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 13, 2016

Clark County issued a record number of film permits in 2015.

The county issued 440 film permits last year, making it the third consecutive record-setting year. The county issued 400 film permits in 2014, and 343 film permits in 2013.

Clark County officials said there is increasing demand by movie, television and advertising producers to use the Las Vegas Strip and other locations around the County for their projects. Just this week, the latest "Bourne" movie is being filmed at various locations on and near the Strip with star Matt Damon.
            
The permitted projects here last year included television programs such as "The Ultimate Fighter," "Top Gear" and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," as well as numerous commercials and films including "The Big Short."
 
According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the motion picture and television industry supports more than 7,900 jobs and $330 million in total wages in Nevada.
 
County film permits cost $45 and are required for commercial filming that impacts public property or the public right-of-way, such as on streets or sidewalks.