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Nevada Film Office says more productions coming

Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 18:03:22-05
The Las Vegas Strip became the backdrop for a new blockbuster overnight.
Action News was there as a crash scene was filmed outside Aria Las Vegas. It's all for the latest film in the "Bourne" series starring Matt Damon.
The Nevada Film Offices Eric Preiss says it's the first of many movies that will be shot in Las Vegas this year.
"We want to get them to film here and we want them to know that it's not about just filming 'Hangover' movies and casinos, it's about anything you need," Preiss told the local press.
Clark County issued nearly 450 film permits, but most of them were for very small productions like commercials and reality television.
That's why Nevada film officials were so excited to unveil Las Vegas' largest production facility yet.  
It’s called Vegas Production Studios under the direction of producer Jon D. Fondy.
"The one thing that I saw we were really missing here was the ability to attract true Hollywood productions here in Las Vegas," said Fondy.
The new studio can accommodate major motion picture productions.
"From the crews to the equipment to all the specialist, the graphic designers, and the editors and all of that, and we do all of that right here in this production facility," said Fondy. “We have a tremendously large green screen here and so many things have been done with digital effects here so we can accommodate that. It's like a mini Universal Studios."
Clark County expects to issue nearly 600 film permits this year. Officials are excited about its projected impact on the local economy.