Dozens of filmmakers, actors, and other industry professionals gathered at the Rhode Island State House to protest the elimination of the film tax credit from the state budget. Actor James Woods who grew up in RI was one of many who spoke in favor of the tax credit; he hopes to film An American Girl here in Rhode Island.
For more information, visit the Facebook group Save the RI Film Tax Credit.
RI film tax credit gains star support – The Providence Journal
Lawmakers consider future of film tax credit – NBC 10 News
Actor James Woods hopes to film his ‘An american girl’ movie in Rhode Island : the film’ story is supposed to be in Irak, long way from Rhode Island to Irak…did not know RI and Irak look alike ? Good luck anyway to outstanding actor James Woods.
CBS, Los Angeles
I saw there’s some info about the film at http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=59743 (no clue how accurate this source is) but it looks like it takes place in a small U.S. town as well as perhaps the Middle East. I don’t think it’s a ‘Rhode Island’ story — rather his motivation for filming here is because he grew up in RI.