film incentives (page 9)

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    The changing world of film

    In a nutshell, we’re in a time with few medium-sized film productions. The big Hollywood studios are busy making big buck blockbusters, which can make them a ton of money. Then there’s an increasing mass of indie productions, filmed for a couple of million dollars at most, fighting in whatever…
    Michael Lowrey, January 21, 2016
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    A new press release from the NC House about film incentives

    Here is the text of the press release sent out on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm. Sen. Lee & Rep. Davis Announce Increase in Film Grant to $30 million Raleigh, NC – Today, the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House came to an agreement on a spending number…
    Sarah Curry, September 9, 2015
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    Think film incentives work? New York paid $38k for each job created…

    According to a news article from a New York state news source, film studios are getting $38,000 for every full-time job they create. At a time when the $420 million a year in tax breaks has drawn increased scrutiny, a state consultant’s report quietly released in March…
    Sarah Curry, August 10, 2015
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    Father of N.C. film industry needed no incentives

    Friday at 6 p.m. the N.C. Museum of History will host a talk with Earl Owensby, the filmmaker who produced a host of low-budget action films in the ’70s and ’80s and made Shelby the birthplace of the state’s film industry. This profile from the News & Observer reveals…
    Rick Henderson, August 6, 2015
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    Michigan removes film incentives….NC should follow

    Picking winners and losers using incentives is never a good idea for governments, especially film incentives.  Unfortunately, film incentives are still on the table for the NC budget, but maybe NC lawmakers should take the lead from Michigan. Last week, Michigan Rick Snyder signed the law ending Michigan’s film incentives…
    Sarah Curry, July 20, 2015
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    For those who missed last night’s budget debate in the House…

    … here’s an animated recap. Two weeks ago, Republicans greeted surprising news of a budget surplus that, factoring in unspent money reverting back to the General Fund, amounted to about $850 million: Now, voters might have expected more fiscal discipline from House Republicans — if not out of…
    Jon Sanders, May 22, 2015
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    House GOP want to bring back film incentives in a HUGE way

    The House Committee Draft Budget today includes this gem: Film and Entertainment Grant Fund Provides funds to the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund established in G.S. 143B-437.02A, to encourage the production of motion pictures, television shows, and commercials and to develop the filmmaking industry within the State. In…
    Jon Sanders, May 18, 2015
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    Louisiana debating the merits of film incentives

    As I’ve shown frequently here, more and more states are rethinking their film incentives. Louisiana, which was the first U.S. state to offer film incentives, beginning in 1992, and which has repeatedly proven that its very large incentives program is a net money loser, is once again debating the…
    Jon Sanders, May 4, 2015