“Everybody’s happy”: One Major Roadblock for Mark Wahlberg’s Quest to Create Hollywood 2.0 in Las Vegas Gets Positive Update

Mark Wahlberg says he moved to Las Vegas for a fresh start and new career opportunities.

“Everybody’s happy”: One Major Roadblock for Mark Wahlberg’s Quest to Create Hollywood 2.0 in Las Vegas Gets Positive Update

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  • Mark Wahlberg says his family is adapting well to their new life in Las Vegas.
  • The actor urges lawmakers to pass a bill increasing tax credits for film production to $190 million.
  • He plans to create more job opportunities in Nevada.
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Mark Wahlberg is happy to announce that he and his family are adapting well at their new abode in Las Vegas. The Uncharted star previously revealed his plan to move from Los Angeles to Nevada in hopes of giving his children a better future and taking advantage of the many opportunities in the place.

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Wahlberg shares four children with Rhea Durham, confessing that finding time to balance work and home life is the most challenging of all. Now that he and his family are settled in a more suitable location, the actor’s hope of making Hollywood 2.0 in Nevada is now closer than ever.

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Mark Wahlberg Updates Fans With His Recent Move To Las Vegas

Transformers star Mark Wahlberg shared with People his family situation following their relocation to Las Vegas. He said:

Everybody’s adapted nicely. The kids are all out at school, and everybody’s happy. I want to be able to work from home. Every free moment that I have, I’m at home.”

With so many projects on his plate, Wahlberg looks forward to spending the upcoming holiday with his family. The Mile 22 star added:

Well, I’m constantly busy and traveling, so I’m looking forward to getting home and spending some time with the family.”

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Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham with kids

His decision to move away from Los Angeles was largely because he wanted a fresh new beginning for his four kids. So far, they are enjoying their new home. He told the outlet:

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They love Vegas. I spent lots of time in L.A. pursuing my interests and my career, and now it’s time for them to pursue theirs. Everybody is thriving there, it’s been great. I’ve seen quite a few shows and been to lots of great restaurants. There’s so much to do in Vegas, and it’s so exciting.”

Another reason the actor wanted to try his luck in Nevada is his aspiration to build a new Hollywood that would create more jobs and improve the economy. Working close to home would also mean he gets to see his family often. Wahlberg explained via CNBC:

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. 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.”

The Infinite actor is pushing Nevada lawmakers to pass a bill that would increase tax credits for movie production from $10 million to $190 million per year.

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Mark Wahlberg Aspires To Create Hollywood 2.0 In Nevada For Better Job Opportunities

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Mark Wahlberg

In another interview with Fox Business, Mark Wahlberg gave a more detailed explanation of his dream of a Hollywood 2.0 in the famed Sin City. He shared with the outlet:

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

Wahlberg noted that his employees have benefited from the reduced cost of living in Nevada. The two-time Academy Award nominee stated:

When I moved here, I brought probably like 15 or 20 people that work with me also moving here. They went from three-bedroom houses that they were really struggling to pay rent for. And now they have a six-bedroom house. And it’s, you know, half the cost. They walk their dogs. They’re in a gated community. They’ve got the school right there two blocks down the road. It’s just a much better lifestyle here and more affordable.”

Aside from his acting profession, Wahlberg is also a business-minded guy who owns eight enterprises, including the global restaurant chain Wahlbergers and his film and TV production company, Closest to the Hole Productions.

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Sources: People, CNBC, Fox Business

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