Attend the Film Tax Credit Public Hearing Friday, May 1

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Attend the Film Tax Credit Public Hearing Friday, May 1
Start: 05/01/2009 - 8:00pm
End: 05/01/2009 - 10:00pm

ATTENTION PHILADELPHIA BRANCH MEMBERS

Attend the Film Tax Credit Public Hearing
PA House of Representatives Committee on Tourism and Recreational Development

What: Chairman Thaddeus Kirkland holds hearing on the future of the PA Film Tax Credits | Open to the Press and General Public

Where: Pennsylvania Convention & Visitor’s Center – Room 3074
Philadelphia, PA 19102

When: Friday, May 1, 2009
1-3 p.m.

Who:
Sharon Pinkenson
- Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Jane Saul - Director, Pennsylvania Film Office, Department of Community & Economic Development
Angela Miele - Vice President for State Tax Policy, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
John Hadity - Chairman, Producers Guild of America, President, Hadity & Associates
Richard Guay - Vice President, Entertainment Partners
Michael J. Barnes - Business Agent, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Local 8
Cheryl Baxter - Senior Vice President, Economic Research Associates (ERA)

Details:
The Commonwealth's $75 million tax credit program for filmmakers who shoot movies in Pennsylvania is under attack. Currently, three (3) bills which propose altering or repealing the film tax credit have been introduced. If the bills come up for a vote, members of the PA House Tourism and Recreational Committee will have this testimony upon which to reflect.

PA House/Senate Bills Threatening Film Production Tax Credits:
Rep. Ron Marsico, HB 407
Sen. Pat Vance, SB 262
Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, SB 652

"We are in the midst of the most severe recession in decades. This is not the time to increase the cost of doing business and send jobs to other states with incentives. Every crew member, business owner and citizen with a stake in the future of the film industry in our region should attend this hearing," said Pinkenson.