All Articles Tagged "film incentives"
(AJC) — Gov. Nathan Deal says 23 more Georgia counties are ready for some Hollywood lights, camera and action. That means a total of 112 of Georgia’s 159 counties have now qualified for state designation as “Camera Ready.” That means each one has named a local liaison who can assist film producers seeking to shoot movies or television shows in their communities.
(Crain’s) — New York may no longer have Law & Order, the hit series that was produced in the city and provided thousands of jobs to local actors, caterers and assorted film crew during its 20-year run, but there are a record number of new shows jockeying to fill its shoes, according to an announcement on Tuesday from the Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development. A record eight new shows will commence filming in the Empire State this year, bringing with them more than 4,700 new jobs, according to the agency. Thus far, most of the credit for the spike goes to an August 2010 extension of the state’s 30% tax credit for film production done locally, an incentive that was apparently too tempting for production companies seeking a bargain to pass up.