HOOVER, AL – Entertainment Partners (EP), the leader in payroll, residuals, and production services, and its subsidiary, EPPS Purchasing, Inc. (EPPS), are expanding into Alabama (AL). EP will provide local filmmakers with production support and consultation services, while EPPS will offer production equipment, supplies, and products to the local film industry. EP and EPPS will base its AL operations in the city of Hoover because of its central location and proximity to Birmingham, but will also work with projects in Mobile and Huntsville. EP has been working closely with state officials to help bring in new projects and provide feedback regarding the current film tax credit program and current state infrastructure to support local filmmaking. “Several producers have decided to shoot their next film project in Alabama since EP first announced the opening of our new office,” stated Marco Cordova, Director of Business Development and Production Planning at EP. He continues, “Based on my experience working with local businesses, residents, and state officials, Alabama seems to be embracing the opportunity to work with more film and television productions, and the state is committed to improving and enhancing the incentives and moviemaking experience for producers. EP is truly excited to be part of the growing Alabama film industry.” EP’s office is located at 571 Park Avenue in Hoover. Hoover’s proximity to local productions and Birmingham International Airport, as well as the support received from the Mayor’s Office, makes it an ideal location for EP and EPPS.