AL landing more movies after passing new film incentives

Three years after passing new film incentives, Alabama says it's landing more movies.
Three years after passing new film incentives, Alabama says it's landing more movies.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Three years after passing new film incentives, Alabama says it’s landing more movies.

In 2012, the Alabama Legislature unanimously passed a bill expanding how much money that companies producing movies, television shows and commercials can recoup on expenses and payroll by filming in the state.

Before then, state’s film incentive program that began in 2009 was capped at $10 million. After, it rose to $15 million in 2013, to $20 million in 2014 and then to $25 million in 2015.

Film office manager Kathy Faulk says the incentives are working and that the millions of dollars in credits are landing bigger and bigger films.

Some tax credit experts say film credits don’t actually turn into economic benefits for states.

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