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  • Proposed Bill in Hawaii Aim to Protect Film Business and Preserve Culture

      State proposes a $30 Mil Cap for credit and extension of the sunset date for Film Tax Credits Hawaii’s paradise locales have hosted many film and TV productions, such as “Lost”, “From Here to Eternity,” “The Hunger Games,” along with many others and lawmakers hope

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  • The Film Industry Loses with New Visa Restrictions

      Restrictions in Both the U.S. and the E.U. Increase the Difficulty and Cost for Producers   Part II: How will the new the New E.U. Restrictions Impact Film Making? Note: this is the part II of a series on how current Immigration Policy may affect

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  • The Film Industry Loses with New Visa Restrictions

      Restrictions in Both the U.S. and the E.U. Increase the Difficulty and Cost for Producers   Part I: How New U.S. Policy May Effect Casting and Staffing for Many Productions Film production thrives on the freedom of movement. It’s not just cinematography that benefits, either –

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  • Film Industry Hopes Arizona can Build on Film Spending by Offering Incentives Again

      Between 2006 and 2010 Arizona’s Film Tax Incentive Program Brought in $110 Million     With its proximity to Hollywood as well as diverse mountainous and desert landscapes, Arizona provides a strong backdrop for the film industry, but without an incentive program, the state’s production

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  • California Film Tax Incentive Credit and Diversity Benchmarks

      Only 4% of jobs created by Film Tax Credit go to African Americans; 29% to women   California lawmakers conducted a hearing to explore the option of modifying the California film tax incentive credit to include diversity benchmarks. Of the below-the-line jobs created in the

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  • Miami-themed Oscar Nominee “Moonlight” Almost Filmed Elsewhere

      As Tax credits dried up productions have fled to similar locales in Georgia, Louisiana and California     Miami native Barry Jenkins’ film “Moonlight” appears to be a strong contender to take home several awards at the 89th Academy Awards including Best Picture, but the

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  • Washington State Hoping to Revive Film Tax Credit

      Bills in front of Law-Makers to Revive Film Production Incentives following 1/31 Sunset of existing Film Tax Credit Program   With snowcapped mountains, deep forests and the dreary haze of the rainy coast, Washington state delivers one of the more unique filmmaking locations in the

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  • New York Extends Film Tax Incentive Program

      NY Secures Foothold as East Coast Capital of Film Making   New York continues to be one of the country’s premier locations for TV and film production and in recognition of the incentive program that’s grown the industry, Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the budget

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  • Texas Loses Film and T.V. Productions as Film Tax Credit Funding Slashed

    Projects head to GA, New Mexico and California as legislators effectively kill TMIIIP     While California recently tripled the film incentive credit they provide to stop the flight of productions to states like Texas, the Lone Star state may do them a favor and scrap

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  • Indiana Tax Credits

    Can the Hoosier State Get Back into the Movie Business?

      Indiana Playing Catch-up after Film Tax Incentive Program Expired in 2012   Indiana, long known for its most famous film “Hoosiers” is looking to move into the film tax credit incentive landscape as their most recent incentive program expired in 2012. Lawmakers have introduced HB

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