Tourist Location, Movie Location!
Las Vegas is well known as a top tourist destination, but it’s also a mecca for movie making. “The Hangover,” “Casino,” “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Last Vegas” are just a few of the many blockbuster films made here. Now there’s a new incentive to draw moviemakers to Nevada. Starting soon the state will offer cinema tax credits. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman worked with State Senator Aaron Ford for the passage of a film incentive bill in the last legislature. To learn more visit the Nevada Film Office at www.nevadafilm.com .
The site also has great information about production resources available in Nevada, and includes job listings, support services and equipment/studio options.
Winter/Spring Classes Available
The winter/spring schedule of classes is now available! Sign up online.
City of Las Vegas Wins First Place Honors For Local Energy and Climate Efforts
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis are the nation’s top winners in the 2014 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which was held in conjunction with USCM’s 82nd Annual Meeting. View the press release for more information. You can also view the video.
Helldorado Parade Applications Available
The annual Helldorado Parade will be held in downtown Las Vegas Saturday, May 16, 2015, starting at 10 a.m. Those wishing to participate in the parade should download and submit the application no later than April 13, 2015, by going online. The downtown parade route is northbound on Fourth Street from Gass Avenue to Stewart Avenue.