ATTENTION:There is a conference committee meeting today at 10am and although it is not specifically saying that the film incentives are going to be discussed, I did get a message last night from the powers that be. They said things could all go down this morning. Others have told me they are speaking about education. So who knows.
Even though they are still leaning towards the grant, let’s go ahead and add a little pressure this morning and make those calls. If they refuse to extend the film incentives, then let’s ask for something that won’t kill our industry. It’s got to be longer than the currently proposed 6 months. They need to raise the per production caps (a minimum of $10 million) and fund it properly. We don’t wanna hear them saying, “hey we gave you something, and it’s not working!” Well, DUH! If they are gonna do it, they need to do it right!
So, let’s do it!! Make those calls NOW!!
Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
Sen. Bill Rabon
Rep. Julia Howard
Sen. Bob Rucho
Sen. David Curtis
Sen. Ron Rabin
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