Music City Officials Want to Keep ‘Nashville’ Filming Locally

Music City officials are trying to keep ABC’s “Nashville” in its hometown.

State and local government are striving to keep ABC’s Nashville filming in the city that the series is built around.

A budget of $8 million has been set aside by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam for the television show’s production, while Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has an extra $500,000 in funding set aside. According to the Tennessean, tax dollars generated from the production and tourism created by the show is far above the amount that is invested in keeping production local. Production of Nashville also supports residents who are looking for work, as the show spends around $20 million each year on employing local production talent and labor.

“Discussions are continuing as to the appropriate level of local funds to support the show, including from Metro Government, the Convention and Visitors Corp. and the city’s Event and Marketing Fund,” Dean spokeswoman Bonna Johnson said. “This continued investment in the Nashville show is recognition that it benefits our local economy, has generated worldwide attention for our city and state, and is opening doors to further grow the film and television industry here.”

Nashville was officially renewed for it’s fourth season on May 7. The series’ season finale will air Wednesday, May 13 on ABC.

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Music City Officials Want to Keep ‘Nashville’ Filming Locally