Tennesseans have worked hard these past few years to get the capitol’s attention in an effort to bring more film and television work to the state. It continues to be a concerted effort, but every little pay off is worth the struggle. Recently, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris has given us something to hope for.
Jan Austin, from the Association for the Future of Film & Television Tennessee says, “As the Legislature prepared for adjournment, Senator Mark Norris (Memphis) was able to secure $2 million per year RECURRING funds to go to the present film fund, Additionally, the fund will raise the percentage of rebate for qualifying projects from 17% to 25%. As a result of this appropriation, the HQTS incentive overseen by the Dept of Revenue was repealed. Any further changes in qualifying criteria will be made by the film commission and ECD.”
Take a moment to write Senator Norris a thank you note for supporting the film community and encourage more positive efforts from our state legislature!