"incentives" mean that hollywood could come and tax our limited resources to their advantage. sure, locals would get some work. but if you speak to residents of louisiana, they'll tell you that all of a sudden there was more work than they could handle. and the positions were filled with people from out of town. and for our sake, let's look at what we currently have: with craig's movie there are key personnel from LA, and set mechanics from nashville, alabama, new york, and elsewhere. so if we can't even fill our 'hometown film' crew roster with locals, what will it be like when there's dozens of productions here from out of town all at once? indeed, it will be cheaper for the executives, but what will that do for us? we're already being taken advantage of for being cheap. do we honestly need more of that?
the closest thing i've heard to a reasonable plan was from craig: give the incentives to directors and producers from our state, and not to random people with no intention of promoting our region for what it is: special.
i am currently in new york garnering interest for a documentary and planning a narrative production of my own with some of my teachers at nyu.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Commentary on incentives
From Geoffrey Shrewsbury:
Posted by Jon W. Sparks at 11:27 PM