Posts Tagged ‘movies’

CARTOON — Nobile takes a look at the Mississippi movie business

by Ricky Nobile Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, entertainment, Mississippi, movies

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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 […] [...]

Payton, Brees, Manning among Saints taken by scammer

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2012

Tags: athletes, athletics, films, investing, investment, investors, movies, professional sports, scam, tax credits

NEW ORLEANS — Unlike this season’s winning on the football field, current and former members of the New Orleans Saints who bought nonexistent tax credits from a defunct movie studio are likely to come out big losers — perhaps getting back only 15 percent of their investment. The Saints personnel — including coach Sean Payton, […] [...]

‘The Help’ surpasses $100M at domestic box office

by MBJ Staff Published: September 1,2011

Tags: entertainment, filmmaking, films, movies, sales

According to DreamWorks Pictures, the film “The Help” has surpassed the $100-million mark at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Tate Taylor, said, “We never imagined this film, which began its journey inspired by the enthusiasm of a small group of Mississippi friends, would ever even get made. Now to have it seen and […] [...]

Judge tosses lawsuit against ‘The Help’ author

by Associated Press Published: August 17,2011

Tags: books, courts, filmmaking, films, lawsuit, movies

JACKSON — Did Kathryn Stockett use her brother’s African American maid as the basis for a character in the bestselling novel-turned-movie “The Help?” For now, that question may go unanswered, by a court anyway. A Mississippi judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday in which Ablene Cooper alleged Stockett used her likeness without permission in a […] [...]

Officials debate economic impact of ‘The Help’

by Associated Press Published: August 15,2011

Tags: convention and visitors bureaus, economic impact, film, filmmaking, lodging, movies, restaurants, retail, tourism

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Industrial Foundation estimates that the filming of the hit movie “The Help” was a big help to the Greenwood area economy. Bill Crump, the foundation’s chairman, said the film’s production in Greenwood last summer brought $13 million into the community. Crump told The Greenwood Commonwealth that evidence of the economic effect […] [...]

New law boost state’s film-making incentives

by For the MBJ Published: April 5,2011

Tags: films, movies, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi’s film industry recently received a major boost in the form of new legislation that increases the state’s cash rebate incentive program. HB 1161, which was introduced by Rep. Diane Peranich, who chairs the House Tourism Committee, was signed by Gov. Haley Barbour last month. Effective immediately, it increases the rebate by 5 […] [...]

Sentencing delayed in case involving Saints

by Associated Press Published: January 13,2011

Tags: courts, investing, movies, scams, sports, taxes

NEW ORLEANS — Sentencing is being delayed until April 6 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds and wire fraud. He once ran […] [...]

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