Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Suspension Lifted for Films with Contracts and Approval

Yesterday, Attorney General Tom Miller announced that the suspension of the Iowa Film Promotion Program had been lifted by Governor Chet Culver. The state plans to award tax credits to productions under contract after proper documentation has been submitted and reviewed and will enter into contract discussions with productions who received approval prior to the suspension. No new productions will be allowed to apply until after the Governor and the legislature have a chance to review the program during the next session

The Iowa Motion Picture Association has actively advocated for the suspension to be lifted and is pleased with the Governor's decision and that the program will be reinstated with increased oversight. We continue to be optimistic about the future of the program and will advocate for a program that provides a net economic gain to the state of Iowa and encourages growth of the Iowa Film Industry.

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