HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – It turns out that Governor Corbett not only wants to keep the film tax credit, he wants – if feasible – to grow it.
Back in March, with the state facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit in the new fiscal year, folks in the film and video production community held their breaths waiting for Governor Corbett’s budget address. It turns out, they never had to worry.
“A lot of talk was about, ‘should we have the film tax credit?’ There was never a doubt in my mind that we need to have the film tax credit. And I would like to see, at some point in time, that we be able to grow the film tax credit. A lot of that is going to depend on the economy. But rest assured that we will work to do our best to keep this industry going.”
Corbett says he views the film tax credit as a way to grow jobs and that the return on the investment has been good. He made his comments at a media briefing by the production team for Dark Knight Rises, the final film in director Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy that is set to begin shooting in Pittsburgh.
Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio 1060