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Iowa’s Film Scandal to Help Georgia?

by on Oct.24, 2009, under News

The Wall Street Journal brings us the cautionary tale of a tax-incentive program run amok in Iowa, the state to which the production “The Crazies” went after finishing in Georgia. While investigators untangle the abuse and misuse in the Iowa tax-incentive scandal (a producer buying a Range Rover, a director buying a Mercedes, and millions of dollars being written off by productions for product placement), that state’s tax incentive program is on hold and productions are said to be departing the state in droves, many heading for neighboring Michigan and always-busy Louisiana. Will any of those productions come to Georgia? We certainly hope so!

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Six Productions, No Waiting

by on Sep.14, 2008, under News

Thanks to Georgia’s competitive tax incentives the motion picture business is experiencing a gold rush of productions during the last few months of this year. As of mid-September 2008, producers from six different projects were scrambling to secure department heads and local technicians to work on the following (continue reading…)

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Georgia House Bill 1100 Nearing Passage?

by on Mar.28, 2008, under News

House Bill 1100 [click here to download PDF] has passed unanimously out of the Finance Committee and will go before the state senate sometime next week. Georgia’s motion picture industry professionals are waiting to see if the senate will pass this new, more aggressive tax incentive measure (meant to revive the state’s moribund feature film and television industry) before the session runs out. is working to determine how early the state might expect production companies to begin revisiting Georgia, should the bill be approved. We’ll also provide a look into the state of Georgia’s film industry infrastructure more than half a decade since Louisiana fired the first shot in mega-incentives for film production. Stay tuned!

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