Thursday, June 17, 2010

State Backing Films Says Cannibal Is Deal-Breaker (NY Times)

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?

The alternative headline for this article was "Before Subsidizing Movies, States Scrutinize the Message" but I like this one much better.

On a more serious note, this is a really interesting article that raises some worthwhile questions about censorship and highlights a whole new set of troubles that indie filmmakers will now have to navigate.

Read the full article here.

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