Thursday, January 19, 2006

Film Incentives

Governor Huntsman has left the Motion Picture Incentive Fund out of his budget. This fund is to attract film and t.v. projects to Utah. These projects pump huge amounts of money into the state. It's possible the Governor signaled his intentions last fall at a special screening of "The World's Fastest Indian", an Anthony Hopkins film that (thanks to the incentive fund) happily stayed in Utah far longer than they had planned and spent far more than they thought they would. At the screening, the presenters were excited for Governor Hutsman to see his own name in the credits of the film. A special, oversized tribute had been included. But as the lights came up, the Governor was nowhere to be found. He had stood up and left as soon as the screen went black- and skipped all of the credits. Maybe he's not an Anthony Hopkins fan.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey- he's a busy guy. he doesn't have time to fit movies into his smiling schedule

1/20/2006 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Ya think?... I believe it is included somewhere... brings too much money in...

1/20/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger essdawg said...

Worlds Fastest Indian brought the Utah economy $14,000,000.00

I can understand now why the Gonvenor doesn't want these incentives to go through... No, no I can't.

1/20/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a dummy. I sometimes wonder if Huntsman understands Economic Development at all and the role of tourism in Utah.

1/20/2006 05:05:00 PM  

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