Posts Tagged ‘politics’
Yesterday, the Florida House and Senate unanimously voted the Entertainment Industry Incentive Bill into legislation. This historic movement marks great potential for putting the Sunshine State back on the map in the Biz. Supporters of the bill are expecting an almost immediate effect in the job market – with new productions come new employment opportunities. [...]
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is expected to vote on a petition that will require performers in the porn industry to use condoms when filming. While we prepare for the imminent amount of spam comments to this post (based on its content), you should read the full story at LA Times.
According to the state’s comptroller today, New York’s film tax credit has generated nearly $7 billion since its inception in 2004. Lawmakers may even extend the program through 2015 to help NY compete with the tax incentives of 42 other U.S. states. “Visitors from all over the world come to New York because of the [...]
When the economy turned down, filmmakers turned to other locations to make their movies. Los Angeles was home to a whopping 66% of film productions in 2003. That number has since dive-bombed to 31%. The drastic decline has a detrimental effect on employment and the local financial situation as a whole.
It’s uplifting to hear something positive about Detroit‘s economic state – their local film industry is booming! This growing industry has created a need for more jobs, more talent and more crew. Good for everybody! To help drive this movement forward Governor Jennifer Granholm has announced a $438,000 grant for training.
Vermont is known for its quaint scenery, woodsy landscapes, postcard-quality seasons and covered bridges. This vibrant and natural backdrop has graced the screen on some of Hollywood‘s biggest productions including Hitchcock‘s ‘The Trouble With Harry’, comedic masterpiece ‘Me, Myself & Irene’ and several others. Unfortunately for films-to-be-made, this may be the beginning of the end [...]
This morning, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling led a press conference about the economic merits of local filmmaking. His A-List ace in the hole, Sissy Spacek, also stepped-up for the cause. She told candid little stories of life on the set sprinkled with hard-hitting facts about VA politics, tax incentives and programs. The presentation as [...]