Two weeks following a rather embarrassing mea culpa (see previous post), a numbered House Bill has emerged from the Georgia Legislature addressing Georgia’s Motion Picture & Television Industry and it appears that the Legislature is committed to Georgia’s 30% tax credit for another year. As a local activist explained, “People who work in Georgia’s entertainment industry shouldn’t be surprised by an annual review of our tax incentives.”
House Bill 1027 (authored by Ron Stephens [164th District], Butch Parrish [156th District], Amy Carter [175th District], and Matt Hatchett [143rd District]), is available for your perusal at the Georgia General
It appears that Georgia’s tax incentives are beginning to work, as the offices for a Sony TV pilot entitled “Drop Dead Diva” opened in Atlanta earlier this week. The show, slated to air on the Lifetime network, is said to be based on the reincarnation of an aspiring actress into the body of an overweight attorney.