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Film Florida gives up the fight for incentives this year

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The president of Film Florida, the state’s nonprofit “entertainment production association,” says her group is taking a “step back” from fighting for film and TV show incentives this year. “For the first time since 2004, Florida does not have a statewide program to entice film, television and digital media projects and companies to our state,” wrote Film Florida President Kelly Paige in a Tuesday email to supporters. As part of a plan to get rid of business incentives deemed “corporate welfare”…

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Film Florida wants incentives bill included in special session

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After being passed over for funding during the past couple of legislative sessions, members of the film, television and digital media community in Florida had their fingers crossed long before the 2015 session started that this would be the year that the state’s film tax incentive program would be replenished, after it used all of its funds up a few years ago. But House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s decision to blow off the session with three days left to go last month killed numerous…

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