The New Urban Darling Of Hollywood Shoots

Hollywood traditionally shoots its films in L.A., New York, and, when there are budget concerns, Canada. But in recent years, a revitalized and newly sexy Philadelphia has become increasingly popular with filmmakers looking to bring a distinctive look to their sets. “‘Philadelphia has a vibe — it doesn’t feel like Boston or New York,’ says actor/director Kevin Bacon, a Philly native. ‘There are a tremendous amount of looks you can get. You have a downtown that feels like an urban center, and you’re not gonna find as many diverse working-class neighborhoods elsewhere.'”