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Film Tax Credits

Taxpayers Cheated By Film and Stadium Scams

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker wisely proposed to end that state's film/TV-production tax credits. Perhaps it will get more Rhode Islanders thinking about such dubious projects as what I call 38 Studios Memorial Stadium, proposed for downtown Providence.

Alaska's Film Industry Is Growing, but Budget Crunch Puts Tax Credits in Limbo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Tax credits documented in a new state report show that Alaska's film industry has continued to grow even as state lawmakers prepare to gut the film incentive program.

Why California Needs a More Robust Film/TV Tax Credit Program

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 05.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Barbi Appelquist

California has a highly skilled work force and superior infrastructure compared to other states with film/TV tax credit programs. On February 19 of th...

Oklahoma House Defeats Tax Benefits For Film Industry

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House defeated legislation Monday that would have extended a tax credit program for the film industry after oppone...

Dire Situation For Local Entertainment Jobs

Los Angeles Daily News | Bob Strauss | Posted 03.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Television dramas and reality shows were dark spots in an otherwise upbeat FilmL.A. report on production in the region last year. Overall, permitted ...

Time for Lights, Camera, Action California

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

It's time for Californians to come together and develop long-term solutions to ensure that the next generation of creative economy jobs for our state remain and expand here.

Michigan's Floundering Film Industry Can Recover

Howard Hertz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit
Howard Hertz

Were the 2008 film tax incentives too costly for a cash-strapped state just coming out of one of the auto industry's worst slumps which caused two automotive bankruptcies? Not in my opinion or in the opinion of many others.

Chris Christie May Block Tax Credit For 'Jersey Shore'

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — It's not a "shore" thing yet. Gov. Chris Christie is considering whether to stand in the way of a $420,000 tax credit for MTV's...

Indie Producers Don't Understand Tax Credits

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Steele

Indie producers have been on a relentless quest to find the elusive "final 20%" of their budgets. They've raised the equity, made the presales, maxed the gap, and still they come up 20% short.