After all folks we have tax money to burn when it comes to Hollywood giveaways so first the theme song of the Mississippi legislature:
Yelling ‘Cut!’ for Moviemaking Tax Breaks: States keep discovering that the dreamed-of benefits don’t materialize. ~ Chris Hudon and Donald Bryson
And despite the overwhelming evidence these taxpayer Film incentives are spend a dollar to gain a quarter type propositions that make absolutely no economic sense, one of the major accomplishments of the 2015 Mississippi legislature was finally instituting this taxpayer funded giveaway to out of state business interests. Its not that the leadership in this state being backwards that makes this so bad. Its that the leadership is both late and backwards that helps keep us snake bit when it comes to economic development. Meantime the fools play (with your tax money).
Ninety percent of the cast and crew for the movie “Artists Die Best in Black” were flown to Mississippi, yet for the new movie he is producing, Mark Headley expects 90 percent of the cast and crew to be local.
“When the filmmakers come in, they want to hire local,” he said.
As he prepares for the world premier of the thriller “Artists Die Best” Oct. 25 at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi, he’s also preparing actors and crew members to work on his film. In the former Martha Mabey art gallery in downtown Gulfport, Headley has opened a film studio and is training cast and crew to work on his next movie, “Majestic.”
He and Scottish director Rachel Gordon are auditioning actors and offering workshops to help locals break into the industry.
“Sheeple: Herded and sheared” ~ GEMS Yahoo Finance