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Gov. Bev Perdue is in Hollywood trying to get business for Hollywood East. The governor and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco are leading a group of 20 Commerce Department officials, film boosters and others on a three-day trade mission to Los Angeles.

Their goal is to let producers know about North Carolina's increased tax incentives for film projects. They'll also tout the Tar Heel State as a great place to shoot.

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Just announced....our tax

Just announced....our tax returns delayed yet again while the governor's off to Hollywood!

Ughhh

Wilmington...Not Hollywood numbnuts!

She Took

over 20 people with her. At a time when the state has a budget shortfall; at a time when state income tax returns are being delayed due to "cash flow" issues, she takes over 20 people in her entourage.

She intends to tout the state tax credits. Whoopee!! As she noted in an earlier press conference, while the state allows a 25% tax credit; it is capped at $1,000,000.

Effectively, then, big budget productions get no higher a tax allowance than small budget productions with the cap.

One would think she'd stay in Raleigh; get the cap raised; and then perhaps go to Hollywood.

Question, was the Wilmington Film guy, the one who gets big dollars to promote Wilmington film making, a part of the entoruage? If not, why not? He would seem to be the one guy who justifiably should be out there beating the drums.

Has anyone seen the Chinese investments which were to follow her 10 day excursion to China?

Any word on whether her trip to DC this week will garner the funds she sought?

In the private sector, so many failures would lead to change.

Sadly, we have 3 years to wait for relevant change.

I guess, for all of you who voted for her, you basked in her TV appearance from Hollywood. Maybe she could stay and replace Vanna White.

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I wonder how much that trip is costing us.