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LA Times: Florida tax rebate plan could backfire

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Seeking to be family friendly, Florida may have learned a hard lesson in how not to be Hollywood friendly. The Sunshine state startled the film industry recently when a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would disqualify movies and TV shows that contained “nontraditional family values” from receiving a supplemental “family friendly” tax credit that’s been in effect for a couple of years. The bill, unanimously endorsed last week by a key legislative committee, is part of a…

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State rep’s proposal would exclude gay-themed productions from tax credit

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From the Sun-Sentinnel: Movie and TV productions with gay characters could be ineligible for a tax credit being considered in the state House. Current state law grants tax credits on productions considered “family friendly” — with no smoking, sex, nudity or profane language. The proposal by Republican Rep. Stephen Precourt of Orlando would increase the credit and expand the field of disqualified productions as those that include any “exhibit or implied act” of nontraditional family values and gratuitous violence. Precourt…

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