Magic Kingdom – Filming "A Wrinkle in Time" in SCV
If you're one of the 10 million people who bought a ticket to see "A Wrinkle in Time" earlier this year, you probably gaped in awe at some of the fantastic and colorful settings.
Yes, some of them were computer generated – that's par for the course on a big-budget blockbuster these days – but some scenes were shot on location (courtesy of Santa Clarita Studios) right here in Santa Clarita Valley!
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine were on-set here in SCV along with superstar director Ava DuVernay.
Star sightings, even ones of this caliber, are not as uncommon in our area as they once were. Last year, the City of Santa Clarita saw yet another increase in the number of film permits requested, as well as in the number of filming days in the city.
All of that contributed to a three-percent increase in the economic impact the film industry has had in SCV, year-over-year. Last year was the fifth in a row that location filming contributed at least $30 million to our area's economy.
In other words, our area's film industry is booming, and considering how business-industry has had in SCV, year-over-year. Last year was the fifth in a row that location filming contributed at least $30 million to our area's economy.
Those incentives (among other selling points) not only attracted big-name productions like "A Wrinkle in Time," but a lot of smaller productions, too. Among the TV shows that filmed in SCV last year: friendly our local and state governments are, ("A Wrinkle in Time" received $18 million in state incentives) and our proximity to Los Angeles, it's not hard to guess why.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- American Horror Story
- Arrested Development
- Criminal Minds
- Fear Factor
- NCIS: Los Angeles
- Teen Wolf
- Young Sheldon
If you missed the theatrical run of A Wrinkle in Time, be sure to pick up the DVD (or Blu-ray), available now. Look closely, and you might just spot a familiar locale in the background.
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