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By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (CBS) — A push to bring a motion picture and TV production Union to Philadelphia.

A lot of film crew workers in Philadelphia say a New York union is using unfair practices to keep movies and shows from taping in Philadelphia. Sharon Pinkenson with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office said Philadelphia is being left out.

“We currently are under the jurisdiction of New York local 52. They’ve basically closed the door to Philadelphia potential members.”

Pinkenson said a few dozen crew workers in Philadelphia are looking to start a union in South East Pennsylvania so they can, and bring a lot of lost work back to Philadelphia.

“We’d like to support their efforts to having a our own local,” she said.  “There are not a lot of other places that have jurisdiction by a local that’s unfriendly to expanding the business in our area.

Pinkenson said there has been a decline in business coming to the city.

But there are some major movies and shows that plan on shooting here in the near future.

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