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New law boost state's film-making incentives

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 percent and expands the definitions ...

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Sentencing delayed in case involving Saints

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 Louisiana Film Studios, LLC, in ...

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Movie to be shot in Delta city

GREENWOOD — The movie version of the best-seller “The Help” will still be set in Jackson, but it won’t be filmed there. Officials announced yesterday that most of the DreamWorks Studios production will be shot in Greenwood, a rural city in the impoverished Mississippi Delta region mostly known for cotton fields and blues music. Apparently, that’s what appealed to producers. ...

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Read faces charges for bilking Saints

NEW ORLEANS — The head of a defunct movie studio pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges of selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. Wayne Read, 45, who once ran Louisiana Film Studios, LLC, in suburban New Orleans, pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds and wire fraud. Read peddled state film ...

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