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Film and TV crews spent less in Illinois because of coronavirus, but ‘2021 seems like it’s going to be a very strong year’

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The state estimated production spending, including cast and crew wages, was nearly $362 million last year, down 35% from about $560 million spent in 2019. There were 7,780 production hires last year, not including extras, compared to 15,168 hires in 2019, according to film office data. Film officials said more than 1,775 local jobs have been added this year.

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