Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Record Number of Film, TV Projects Apply for California Tax Credits

I think this is the very definition of Corporate Welfare.
“This year’s dramatic growth in the number of applications reaffirms that California is the preferred choice for projects of all types and sizes,” said California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch. “The industry wants to base productions in California, but incentives now drive those decisions.”

The program is far smaller and less lucrative than in competing states such as Georgia, Louisiana and New York. It attracted 67 applications in 2009, followed by 70 in 2010, 176 in 2011, 322 in 2012 and 380 last year.
I guess it never dawned on anyone that maybe they should just relax labor laws for EVERYONE.  Lower taxes for EVERYONE.

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