Minnesota film industry gets $10 million boost from state

  • Article by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 1, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Legislature approved the money for movie-luring rebate program.

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freedubayMay. 31, 13 7:12 PM

I guess we'll know in a few years if this was one of the greatest DFL sessions in state history or the biggest DFL giveaway that ruined a state. Did the DFL say no to anyone, plus they gave a union to a bunch of people who didn't even want it.

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southerncalMay. 31, 13 7:16 PM

Speaking as a Southern California resident, we Californians are being threatened by the fact that most A-list major studio film productions are taking place outside of California. We Californians need to do a better job of getting such filmmakers to return home and not film in states like Minnesota, Michigan and elsewhere.

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supervon2May. 31, 13 8:25 PM

Dear southerncal; Note that your state loves to tax industry out the door. Minnesota is following your lead. Both states should look like the Sahara very soon. The DFL will consider that an accomplishment.

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pitythetoolsMay. 31, 13 9:37 PM

Corporate welfare to Hollywood liberals will be hailed as a great thing...

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pitythetoolsMay. 31, 13 9:39 PM

"most A-list major studio film productions are taking place outside of California."

The Hollywood crowd likes to film in Canada and other locations where they are not required to pay union wages. You have to admire these hypocrites for getting away with it as liberals look the other way.

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melloncollieMay. 31, 13 9:51 PM

Giving corporate welfare to Hollywood liberals to create temporary jobs in MN is a good thing. Giving corporate welfare to businesses to relocate here or expand here is a bad thing. Please explain the logic.

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avalancheguyMay. 31, 13 9:56 PM

Democrats are going to be busy selling cigarettes

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DavidWelchMay. 31, 1310:00 PM

As one of those lucky taxpayers hit by Governor Silver Spoon's new tax rate I am glad to see my tax dollars being employed so effectively (that is meant to be intense sarcasm).

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chooseanameMay. 31, 1310:38 PM

They pay union wages whether they film in Hollywood or not. I have been working this "temporary" job for 8 years. How many years does it take before it is no longer considered "temporary?"

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turgidMay. 31, 1310:39 PM

If anyone has a quicker way to get 10 to 20 million dollars spent on our hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, car rental agencies, supporting film crew, talent, and equipment rental houses, not to mention the state employment taxes and sales taxes that pour right back into the general fund, please share it. Until then, this is a pretty good start.

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