Thursday, February 21, 2013

Multimedia Production Tax Incentives Bill - Next Steps


From: Shelli Hall []
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: SB1242 Update




Multimedia Production Tax Incentives Bill - Next Steps

Friends of Film in Arizona,

Even though SB1242 was not heard in the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, we have a strategy in place to keep the bill alive. In approximately two weeks, the bill will move to the House where we will run a "striker" bill. Once the striker bill moves through the House, it will return to the Senate for a floor vote.

It’s relatively early in the legislative session -- which ran through the beginning of May last year – so don’t be discouraged. We believe we have the votes in both the House and the Senate to pass the bill.

Thanks to those of you who contacted Senator Yarbrough. We ask you to withhold your calls, e-mails and letters to legislators for now, but do keep talking about the Multimedia Production Tax Incentive Program which has the potential to bring hundreds of high paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact to Arizona.

In the meantime, take a look at this five minute video about the enormous economic impact that one Film in Nogales, Arizona had last Fall when Warner Brothers’ filmed scenes for HANGOVER 3.

Here are 10 Reasons Arizona Needs a New Film Incentive.

You can track the bill here.

To find out what legislative district you are in, you can enter your address here.


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