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Friday, June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering tripling a state subsidy that exists to attract movie and TV productions to the state.

Legislation before a state House committee would increase that annual subsidy to $18 million -- $36 million altogether over the coming two-year budget cycle. That's up from $6 million a year now. Gov. John Kitzhaber had proposed doubling the annual subsidy to $12 million.

The proposed increases come amid an upsurge in film and video production in Oregon, anchored by Laika -- Nike Chairman Phil Knight's Hillsboro animation studio -- and by the Portland-themed TV shows "Portlandia," "Grimm" and "Leverage." ("Leverage" concluded its run in December.)

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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