Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Film Funding

Now that the legislature has some extra cash, I offer the following for their consideration. Last year, a $500,000 grant was offered to a new Anthony Hopkins film called "World's Fastest Indian". The film company had originally planned a 7 day shoot in Utah. They stayed and shot 37. The film's producer, Garry Hannam, said this about our incentive grants, "The outcome is a magnificent promotion of your state. Your film incentive programme offers a win/win outcome for producers/investors and the state." The legislature must fully fund HB17. That means all $3 million. Remember, Maryland is spending $6 million. If we're not careful, we'll lose some lucrative business opportunities.

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