Catholic Actor Mark Wahlberg to Create ‘Hollywood 2.0’ in Las Vegas

As the Nevada legislature considers tax credits for the film industry, Catholic actor Mark Wahlberg said he foresees Las Vegas as the new Hollywood.

“I would love to see us building studios, creating jobs and just diversifying the economy. I’ve moved my last film here. I’m shooting another film here coming up in the summertime,” Wahlberg, who left California for Nevada last year, said.

“I think there’s so much more opportunity to be created here. There’s so much growth and so much potential, it’s a wonderful opportunity for everybody to prosper,” Wahlberg said.

The actor went on to say Las Vegas can be “Hollywood 2.0.”

“We’re looking to create 10,000 jobs on the studio alone,” he said.

“The average salary would be $100,000 more than what it is now. We want to train people both in front of and behind the camera, create jobs, most importantly, first and foremost, for locals,” he said.

From The Gateway Pundit:

Wahlberg praised the efforts of Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo to enhance Nevada’s economic base.

“There’s lots of opportunity for growth here, and the government, especially our new governor, is really looking for opportunities to create jobs outside of gaming,” he said.

Wahlberg said his business future in Nevada could also include a shoe factory and one that makes apparel.