|Lake Tahoe will be the setting for a new movie about a monster shark.|
According to an Associated Press report, Jerry Spilman, with Reno-Tahoe Studio, will be the producer, and Jerry Duggan, another Lake Tahoe-Reno area resident, will be the director.
The actors and actresses in the movie haven't been announced, but the producer said the stars will be "names you recognize."
Spilman's Reno Tahoe Studios opened in August at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. He's hopeful of an increase in business after a bill Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed earlier this year granting a 19 percent tax break for filmmakers who shoot their movies in Nevada.
The tax break begins Jan. 1, 2014.
Christopher Baume, president and CEO of the Ren-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA), said the tax break will allow the state to compete for billions of dollars of movie and television productions that have been lured to Louisiana, Georgia, Michigan and other states with similar incentives.
Actor Nicholas Cage visited Sparks, Nev. in recent months to give his support for the bill.