Choosing a location to shoot can be a tricky task. You might want to select a location for its attractive incentives, but production chiefs may want to go in a different direction.
production chiefs also know that the most generous incentives are often in
place to make up for difficult shooting conditions. "You’re required to have
everything on site at all times,” says Universal’s Jeff
LaPlante, and that adds up quickly. Nor is it necessarily obvious
what makes a location production friendly, say these execs. Big cities like New
York and Chicago can be tough simply because of traffic.