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January 6, 2011

New Mexico Film Industry Policy Debate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:11 am

Current mood: excited

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Subject: You’re Invited!
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:56:10 +0000
From: Rio Grande Foundation

What: New Mexico Film Industry Policy Debate

Hosted by the Rio Grande Foundation and the Motion Picture Association of New Mexico

When: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – Debate at 4:00PM, Reception at 5:00PM

Who: Participants include proponents and opponents of film incentives including Representative Brian Egolf, Senator Sue Wilson Beffort and Representative Dennis Kintigh.

Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center – Bank of America Theater: 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Why: As we approach the 2011 Legislative Session, it is clear that film policy in New Mexico is being analyzed and various proposals are on the table which would have a significant impact on the film industry in New Mexico. Therefore, the policy debate will help educate the public on both sides of this important issue.

With the state facing a $400 million deficit, policymakers are looking to cut spending. Opponents have recommended capping or even eliminating the state film program which cost taxpayers $65 million last year in direct outlays. Proponents have recommended maintaining our tax incentive program which has brought the state over $1.2 billion in qualified spending since 2003, with only $223.9 million refunded.

Cost: No cost to attend!

You can show up at the door, but we’d like to get an idea how many people are coming. So, send us an E-mail to let us know you’re coming: info@riograndefoundation.org.

“Liberty, Opportunity, Prosperity”

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P.O. Box 40336
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196

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