Seems like some nitwits over at the 'Ledge wanna mess with a good thing. There's a meeting to protest this nonsense - too bad it's on a Saturday. If only Bill Richardson were around...oh that's right, he's too busy being a five percenter on the national scene to bother with little old us. Thanks Bill!
URGENT Message regarding film in NM
> The legislative finance committee (the top budget committee of the legislature) is discussing a proposal this Saturday (1/12/08) that would put a cap of $30m on the rebate program for motion pictures. This would have an immediate detrimental effect on the entire film industry in NM as even discussing potential caps would encourage pictures to look elsewhere. We currently have enough pictures on the books for 2008 to exceed a $30m cap. The film rebate program has been the most successful economic development initiative in the history of the state of NM and there are now thousands of workers and hundreds of businesses who rely on motion pictures. I’m asking that anyone who has an interest in this (and everyone who receives this email should be interested) attend the committee hearing to show their support for the film business. Any questions call me at 505-670-7381. The meeting is in room 322 at the State Capital in Santa Fe (Paseo de Peralta & Old Santa Fe Trail) we are third on the agenda of the afternoon session which begins at 12:30pm.