To: MasterGunner01; GeronL
In contrast I started a film company in OH 3 years ago and didn't get---or ask for---one dime of gubment money. We completed our first film, "Rockin' the Wall" on time and on budget (www.rockinthewall.com) and sold it. Our distributor paced it first with PBS where it is airing now and with Dish beginning Jan. 1. We are already early done with our Scond project "Other Wals 2 Fall" with Clint Black, Yanni, and Busta Rhymes (go to www.rockinthewallstudios.com for the trailers).
Tax credits work against small, up and coming companies because the only kick in at $350,000---above the price of films lie ours. So Clooney sweeps in and gets $3-4 million for "Up inthe Air" but leaves no keast n infrastructure, while mop anise such as mine that DO operate here see none of the $$$ ---not that we mwant it. I'd prefer all the credits go away and let's get Nestor's who believe n the movies and the make good, profitable films.
posted on 12/09/2012 5:08:57 AM PST
('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
Michael Moore's 'Greed' Message Doesn't Apply to His Film's Financiers
"These are large, multinational corporations Viacom, GE, Rupert Murdoch that own these studios. Why do they need our money, from Michigan, from our taxpayers, when we're already broke here? I mean, they play one state against the other, and so they get all this free cash when they're making billions already in profits. What's the thinking behind that?"
Eric Sherman, a film industry expert in Los Angeles, said film incentives have become an accepted part of business plans that movie makers pitch to studios.
"I don't think he could have raised the money (for "Capitalism: A Love Story") without commenting on tax incentives," Sherman said. "And Michigan has been known to be one of the most favorable states to offer tax incentives."
Moore's publicist didn't return an e-mail seeking comment. A spokesman for Paramount didn't respond to a request for comment.
PT Barnum couldn't hold a candle too Moore when it comes to fleecing the people but at least PT Barnum gave people the choice of blowing their money or not.
posted on 12/09/2012 9:13:25 AM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
I think your are exactly right.
posted on 12/09/2012 10:32:49 AM PST
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