Group seeks Ind. tax incentives for filmmakers

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 1 at 8:24 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A lobbying group is asking Indiana lawmakers to take a look at their plan to provide tax incentives to companies making movies in the state.
 
The Indiana Media Production Alliance tells The Indianapolis Star Star (http://indy.st/18hzww8 ) the proposal will create jobs. Executive committee member Chuck Budreau says the group wants to build an industry in the state.
 
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Tim Brown said IMPA shouldn't anticipate immediate success because the legislature won't be writing a budget during the upcoming session and because film-related tax incentives aren't universally popular. Brown says some states have had success, and some haven't found them worthwhile. Brown says a successful proposal would create a climate in which money stayed in Indiana instead of leaving with filmmakers.
 

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