I toss this out as food for thought.
If NC locations were used
If NC peoples worked behind the scenes on lighting, set building etc etc etc.
If NC people were used in lower echelon filming as extras......
Why not charge the distributor of the film a tax on the profits as tax for NC?
For incentives that imply permanency the state of NC continuously collects income taxes, and sales taxes on those incentive caused jobs well after the incentives were paid out.
Here on the subject of film.
We issue a tax credit after the $ are spent.
Then the film goes on to make MILLIONS of dollars when they used our scenery, our technology, our people.
Our people are now unemployed but the big name actors and the studios reap MILLIONS in profits off of us.
It would seem only fair to charge a NC tax on profits derived from filming here, while using NC labor to do so. NC still collects revenues from Verizon and PPD employees ??????
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