On May 2nd, Digital One joined hundreds of film industry supporters at a rally held in Salem to push for passage of the funding of House Bill 2267. Backed by Governor John Kitzhaber, legislators are considering the bill to boost the Oregon Production Investment Fund from $6 million to $12 million a year. Fueled by the sale of state tax credits, the fund allows production companies to receive rebates of 20 percent on goods and services received in Oregon and 10 percent on wages paid to Oregonians. Simply put, more productions in Oregon is a great thing.
Take a look at some of the stories that have popped up as a result of the Oregon Media Production rally:
[AP Story] Film crews woo Oregon lawmakers, make pitch for tax incentives
[AP / KGW Video] Filmmakers ask Oregon lawmakers for tax breaks
[KOIN Video] Hollywood rallies for further Oregon film credits
[Portland Business Journal Article] Film incentives could boost real estate leasing
[Statesman Journal Article] Gov. Kitzhaber backs expanded incentives for film, TV
[Portland Business Journal Article] Film industry looks for new script in Salem
[Portland Business Journal Article] On the casting couch: Film and TV producers proposition Oregon
[Statesman Journal Article] Oregon film lobbying involves makeover for senator
[Statesman Journal Article] Oregon ready for its close-up as gov. fights for film incentives
[PBJ Photo Gallery] Oregon film industry takes show to Salem
[Oregon Media Production Association] Photos from the event.