Fewer Movies In State Since Moratorium On Film Tax Credit

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A moratorium on state tax credits for film production in Connecticut is having an impact.

State officials say requests by movie producers to film in the state have fallen sharply.

George Norfleet, director of the Department of Economic and Community Development’s office for film, TV and digital media, told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group that the phone isn’t ringing.

The state budget approved last year by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature imposed a two-year moratorium on film production tax credits.
Connecticut officials said TV and digital media outlets are more likely to create permanent jobs while feature films often draw crews for just a few weeks. State economic development officials say films have brought $504 million in revenue since 2006 and TV and digital outlets have brought in $997 million.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com
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