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Film incentives, all or part, could end up in the cutting room

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi’s governmental leaders have suggested that the state’s film industry might not need so much help from taxpayers, maybe none at all. It has been reported that Gov. Phil Bryant has proposed scrapping the whole program. House and Senate leaders seem to echo that. Yet what Bryant said in his Executive Budget Recommendation issued on Nov. 15 ...

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2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi

COLUMBUS — In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. “We had a rather remarkable year last year and we expect that to continue,” said Ward Emling, director of the Mississippi Film Office. While in the past, movies filmed in Mississippi were based on stories that took place ...

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Film: Mississippi’s new multi-million dollar industry?

All over the state, Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure is getting a boost:  The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive just got a 5 percent increase, a new Tupelo production facility is open for business,  Canton has a new purpose-built stage and a Gulf Coast Film Office is forming. The state Film Office and local producers believe Mississippi is now in the position ...

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