Film & TV Producers Take Advantage of New State Tax Breaks


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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
“Lights, Camera...and Action!”   Those are familiar words to film makers...but you don’t hear them as much as you used to in California. 

The state lost HALF of its feature film business between 2003 and 2008.  

That’s because a lot of producers are moving their productions out of Hollywood to other states where movie making is less expensive.   

However, officials say California’s entertainment business is picking up again thanks to special tax incentives lawmakers approved in the state budget.  

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently got an update on how the program is working from Amy Lemisch—Executive Director of the California Film Commission. 

She says there’s plenty of competition out there...
 
Amy Lemisch Interview runs 4 minutes 13 seconds
Intro: “you know, its not one state, it’s the fact that there are...”
Outro: “Well, Thank You. Thank You Very Much...”
 
 
Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley speaking with Amy Lemisch, Executive Director of the California Film Commission.