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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

THE RI FILM TAX CREDIT PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!

(*Note from RIFC Board: As an organization, we cannot politically support a candidate, but we can voice concern over legislation.)

On Wednesday, March 13, 2008, about 150 concerned people attended an important hearing before Senate Finance Chairman Stephen D. Alves and the Senate Finance Committee. The proposed legislation was intended to put a $10 million cap on film credits per year. Information from other states show that imposed caps drive away productions by creating uncertainty. The studios and networks shy away from "cap" locations and choose other states for their film and television productions.

The turn-out was excellent; however, the proposed $10 million cap is still alive!

We are providing this information to you as a member of our state's film workforce. If you oppose establishing a cap on future film credits for the effect it might have on your livelihood, then please send a letter and/or make a phone call to your own district Senator and Representative to inform them how you feel about the proposed legislation.

This is extremely important. Let your voices be heard!

If you are not sure who your Senator or Representative is, go to www.rilin.state.ri.us.

Sincerely yours,

Steven Feinberg

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