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State Official Says Tax Incentive For Movie & TV Productions Is Working

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, February 19, 2010
State officials are calling a relatively new tax incentive for California’s film and TV industry a success. 

State lawmakers approved the tax break last year in hopes of keeping major studios and independent producers from taking their projects outside of the state where production costs are cheaper. 

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently sat down with California Film Commission Director Amy Lemisch  to find out more about the program and why so many productions were leaving in the first place...
0219 Film Tax Incentive Interview  Time: 3 minutes 18 seconds
Incue: “Well, first I’d like to say it’s not a small concern...it’s a major concern...”
Outcue: “It’s been nice speaking with you, Thank You. Thank You very much...”
California Film Commission Director Amy Lemisch speaking with Steve Shadley. 

The latest movies awarded the tax incentive in California include “The Social Network”—about the founding of the website Facebook---and “Burlesque”---starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.     
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