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October 20, 2014, 3:12 am
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April Film Shoot to Bring 1,000 Jobs, $30 Million in Spending To Chicago

A movie set to begin filming in Illinois this April will bring 1,000 jobs and more than $30 million in local spending, according to Governor Pat Quinn’s office.


A statement from Quinn’s office says the film Divergent will hire Illinois electricians, welders, actors, make-up artists, security guards and more to work in the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.


The film is an adaptation of the novel written by Chicagoan Veronica Roth.


In the story a character stumbles upon a conspiracy to destroy a faction of people known as Divergents.


An expected release date for the film is late March of 2014.


The governor’s office says since the Film Tax Credit was approved in 2004, the state has brought in more than $1 billion in revenue and created more than 10,000 jobs.

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