Good news: Senate Bill #1421, just passed the Senate Finance Committee unanimously! This bill puts a fee on all hotel room movie downloads and the Governor’s Motion Picture Opportunity Fund will receive a portion of the proceeds. Next, this bill goes for a vote in front of the entire Senate floor. We are on our way… but we need YOUR help. Show up tomorrow at Film Day and tell your legislators how much your job depends on Film Incentives. Also, sign up for a 2-a-day and speak with the legislators throughout the session. See www.filmva.com home page for details.
Archive for January, 2009
If you haven’t read the Virgina General Assembly Legislative Report prepared for the Virginia Production Alliance by Advantus Strategies, then take a second now to get caught up on the first week in session (week ending Friday, January 23, 2009) with this concise, three-page report on the latest developments on film incentives.
“…Presently the VTA is working on more than $250 million in production projects. This includes a new HBO/Playtone miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, all to be produced within next 18 months. For Virginia to be competitive it must have funds to use for incentives. As a result the VPA has been working over the past year to create acceptable legislation that identifies new revenue sources for generating money to consistently fund the Governors Motion Picture Opportunity Fund…”
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Ellie St. John
President, Virginia Production Alliance