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PUERTO RICO, LOUISIANA OFFER ENHANCED TAX BREAKS TO FILMMAKERS

July 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

It’s 3,600 miles between Puerto Rico and Hollywood and the average flight time is nearly eight hours, but legislators in the U.S. territory and its governor are attempting to offset the daunting travel burden by offering a new package of tax breaks to lure film and television producers. On Monday Gov. Luis Fortuno predicted that […]

NEW ZEALAND TO REMAIN STAND-IN FOR MIDDLE EARTH

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that no doubt touched off sighs of relief throughout his country, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said today (Thursday in New Zealand) that he had reached an agreement with Warner Bros. executives “that will enable the two Hobbit movies to be directed by Sir Peter Jackson to be made in New […]

MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS MAY PUT BRAKES ON FILM TAX BREAKS

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the fact that Michigan’s lucrative tax incentive programs have resulted in $224 million being spent on productions last year and an estimated $400 million this year, a report by the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency has concluded that the credits generate only a small amount of tax revenue from production activity. The report concluded that […]