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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Filmmakers Find Conditions on Their Subsidies

“Among the states that began underwriting film and television production with heavy subsidies over the past half-decade — 44 states had some sort of incentives by last year, 28 of them involving tax credits — at least a handful are giving new scrutiny to a question that was politely overlooked in the early excitement: What kind of films are taxpayers paying for?” (New York Times, Tuesday)

Why are they forced to pay for any films at all?

FEE Timely Classic
“Art Needs No State Subsidies” by Bruce Edward Walker