It's beginning to look like 2015 will be a pivotal year for Akron.
EUCLID, Ohio - Actress Victoria Justice started shooting her new movie, "Fun Size," Monday in Euclid. Shore Cultural Center was transformed into Paul Revere High, where extras dressed in Halloween costumes.
Fun Size takes place on Halloween. For several extras, the real treat was getting the chance to work near Justice, a fixture on the Nickelodeon cable network.
"I was a huge fan for a really long time so I was excited, very star struck," said extra Kristyn Kocjancic.
Fun Size is one of seven movies that will be shot in the Cleveland area over the next six months.
Producer David Kanter says state tax incentives for the film industry were a big financial draw but the real pay off could be for the local economy. The movie put 400 people to work during the first day of shooting, most were extras.
"When states embrace the movie business, it's our belief that there's real positive financial benefit and employment benefit for the communities that get involved," Kanter said.
Fun Size is scheduled to wrap shooting in August, when two more films, "The Avengers" and "I, Alex Cross," will start production in Cleveland.Fun Size, a movie starring Victoria Justice, started filming in Euclid Monday.
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