Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The first vote passes -- battle's not over yet

The Nashville Scene just posted this:

Posted by Jim Ridley (05.10.06, 2:47 PM)

The Visual Content Act of 2006 passed the state Senate today by a vote of 28-0. It goes now to the House, and if it passes, there's just the (ahem) small matter of appropriations next week. The act would create a fund that would essentially offer grants to production companies working in Tennessee, provided they met requirements of in-state spending and hiring. The figure sought by the bill's proponents is said to be $19 million. And producers are already sniffing around the state: one $25 million film with a major name attached has reportedly been watching the proceedings from afar.

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