Without even understanding how the film incentive works, folks are spewing rhetoric about "subsidizing Hollywood fat cats" when it is the LOCAL crew and businesses that are the most directly affected by the film tax REBATE. No taxpayer money is spent at all! The money is spent by film production companies and they all pay 7% sales tax, payroll taxes, etc. ONLY after the money has been spent in the state is there a refund of 18% (since the 7% in sales tax doesn't come back!). It's a bargain compared to the jobs that would be lost and businesses that would shut their doors without them.
Lordy, fortunately the educated people get it and support our clean, well-paying, highly visible, positive industry.
Too bad two of the local politicians don't.
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