Posts Tagged ‘filmmakers’

House committee passes bill aimed at improving filmmaking incentives

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are hoping to raise the caps on the state’s rebate incentives for film production. A bill that would make the change passed the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday and moved to the full House for consideration. The state’s current film incentives apply to feature films, narrative and documentary shorts, commercials […] [...]

Following ‘The Help,’ county approves new incentives for filmmakers

by Associated Press Published: February 29,2012

Tags: acting, actors, arts, county government, economic development, entertainment, filmmakers, films, incentives, movies, screen plays

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — Following the success of “The Help” and its impact on the Delta, Lauderdale County is hoping to attract some filmmakers. WTOK-TV reports the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has approved an extra tax incentive for film and production companies. The proposal offers a 1 percent rebate of the 2.5 percent special tourism […] [...]

Major motion picture to be shot in Oxford, first in over a decade

by Associated Press Published: January 23,2012

Tags: community development, creative economy, economic development, filmmakers, films, movies, state government

OXFORD — While Oxford has been the backdrop for many independent films over the last few years, it hasn’t played host to a major motion picture in well over a decade. However, that changes in February when the cast and crew for the upcoming film, “Admissions,” begins filming on the University of Mississippi campus and […] [...]

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