First TV Series in decades to film in Colorado

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DENVER - Govenor Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that the Hallmark TV series "When Calls the Heart" will begin production in Telluride next month. This will mark the first time a series has been filmed in Colorado since 1991.

The decision to shoot in Colorado was made in part because of the tax incentive signed last year by the govenor.

"While we can't compete side-by-side with other state incentive programs. We continue to see the benefits of our modest incentive package, coupled with Colorado's talented workforce and extraordinary scenery," said Donald Zuckerman, Colorado's Film Commissioner.

A casting office will be established in Denver in a few weeks. The western series in based on Janette Oke's bestselling Canadian west books series. The TV series stars Jean Smart and Lori Loughlin. The special extended pilot premieres on October 5.

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