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Tax incentive bill for Hollywood goes to Finance Tax Committee

16,000 Florida residents depend on production jobs Author:  Mike Holfeld ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s latest entertainment tax incentive proposal went before the State Finance tax committee late Tuesday. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Miller, of Winter Park, said it’s a solid “jobs bill” that impacts an estimated 16,000 Florida residents and dozens of local businesses. “This is […]

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Hollywood claims chunk of your tax dollars

Noah Pransky, WTSP TAMPA BAY, Florida– The debate over state film incentives is turning into an epic blockbuster, as Florida’s film industry fights for a lifeline from the Legislature. Although Florida’s film resume is impressive, its supporters say the state is losing out on more and more productions because other states are offering production companies […]

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Film industry fighting for tax money

By Gray Rohrer Film and entertainment industry representatives want Florida lawmakers to show them the money. Again. Entertainment industry representatives made their case before a House panel Thursday, defending a now-dormant state program that issued $296 million in tax credits to film, TV and other productions over the last four years. A recently published report from […]

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