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  • New Tax Incentives Coming to Nevada?

    The Vegas Strip glamorized in films such as “Casino,” “Oceans’ Eleven,” Swingers” and many others rests underutilized as the Nevada film industry struggles against the stout competition of neighbors California and New Mexico.  Boasting the iconic city of Las Vegas as well as majestic landscapes and

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  • The Uncertain Future of Colorado’s Film Incentive

    Under Colorado’s current program, the state offers a lucrative 20% tax rebate credit for qualifying projects that include TV shows, feature films, commercials, music videos, or any other form of recorded audio/visual production. In order to qualify, film companies have a minimum spend of $250,000 on

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  • Georgia Offering Additional Film Industry Tax Credits

    Georgia hopes to expand film industry in-state with new post-production and video game development credits Georgia’s film industry took off over the past nine years due largely to their generous tax credit program, which contributed to the establishment of permanent industry in the state.  The Peach

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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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