You've heard the rumblings: there is a bill making its way through the Maine State Legislature that would adjust the state's tax incentives for productions shot here. LD 1334, An Act To Promote Economic Development through Increased Film Incentives, aims to raise the wage reimbursement thresholds and create more jobs for those working in media in the state. But what does all this mean in terms of your work, your livelihood, and your tax dollars?
Join the Maine Film Association for a panel that explains the nuts and bolts of film incentives and LD 1334, and get the answers you seek! Learn about where the bill is in the legislative process, and, if it passes as law, the implications it could have on a Maine production's budget.
The panel, moderated by MFA Advocacy Committee Chair Louise Rosen, consists of the bill's legislative sponsor, Representative Suzanne Salisbury of Westbrook; the citizen advocates behind the bill, Erik Van Wyck and Daniel Stephenson; and film incentives tax expert Irene Wachsler! These experts will break down the legislative jargon for you, field your questions about what it means for the Maine media industry, and guide you through the legislative process and how you can make your voice heard on this issue.
JOIN US: Help us plan ahead–and purchase more Zoom room space for additional participants, if needed: Register to attend the event, and submit your questions for the panelists HERE.