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'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers

Pennsylvania film officials were understandably eager to have the "The Last Airbender" shoot in their state. The $150-million movie would burnish Pennsylvania's reputation as a growing film hub and provide work for hundreds of crew members. A former Navy seaplane hangar in Philadelphia would be converted into one of the largest soundstages on the Eastern Seaboard as part of the project. They also had the film's director, M. Night Shyamalan, in their corner. Shyamalan grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and has long favored Pennsylvania as a location, shooting half a dozen of his films there, including "The Sixth Sense." There was one problem. The 2010 film...

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