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Connections: Should Rochester Aim For Big Hollywood Films?

May 13, 2016

Chris Wilmot wants Rochester to become more of a film town. His aim is to bring in mid-budget films, more than a million dollars, to shoot in a new Rochester studio. Others want Rochester to bring in blockbusters like Spider-Man. Still others think it's more realistic to promote smaller films with local talent.

In the middle of the debate are your tax dollars, which are required to lure the marquee films. Our guests discuss the movie scene: