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Friday, May 03, 2013

Actors and producers headed to Salem to convince Oregon lawmakers to spend more on film tax credits.

“This is an industry that’s perfect for this state,” Gov. John Kitzhaber told industry supporters who gathered at the Capitol. “It’s a clean industry, it’s a green industry, it’s a union industry ... and it’s going to be a real job creator for us now and in the future.”

The Legislature is considering a bill that would double the funding available for production crews that make movies and television shows in the state. Producers said state incentives weigh heavily in their decisions about where to film new productions.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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