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Hollywood is heading to Western New York: "A Quiet Place 2" will film in Akron

Posted at 10:42 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 18:19:13-04

AKRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hollywood is heading to Western New York.

Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark said scenes from “A Quiet Place 2” will be shot in Akron and other locations in the area.

Actor and director John Krasinski was in western New York in April, and since then, speculation has grown that the area was being considering for the sequel to "A Quiet Place."

Krasinski indicated a sequel was coming in February when he tweeted “…time to go back.” #ParkII.

This will be among the largest films shot in western New York.

Most of the business owners along the stretch of Main Street where filming will take place are excited.

"It might be a little inconvenient but they're going to work with us. So, i'm excited about it," said Herman Clouse. He owns an insurance agency.

Akron Village Mayor Carl Patterson said he too is excited. But, he wants to make sure there is minimal disruption to business owners. "Main St. is our business section. There are a lot of retail shops, services groups, and providers. To shoot a movie on Main Street, we have a lot of concerns over the impact on our community."

Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner, Tim Clark said Paramount Pictures is working with each individual business to make sure they're comfortable with the process.

Film makers will receive a 40% tax credit under the state's Film Production Tax Credit. That excludes things like the actors salaries.

However, Clark said shooting the scenes here will pump millions of dollars back into western New York.

"Those people have to eat, they have to spend money. They have to buy paint and lumber. They have to do all that stuff associated with a movie and they do spend a lot of money and leave a lot of money behind," he said.

Filming is set to begin in mid-July, and last through September.