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A group of film
workers from North Carolina have created an online petition imploring North Carolina
to maintain the state's current film incentive program.
North Carolina Film Incentives petition
references the thousands of jobs, ranging from actors and camera operators to
handymen and artists, created by film productions drawn to the state because of
the lucrative 25 percent tax-rebate program.
A study released
earlier this year by Dr. Robert Handfield, a supply chain management
professor at NC State University, showed the state was positively impacted by
the film industry, but lawmakers at the NC General Assembly saw things differently.
petition is not only being
signed by North Carolinians. Cecilia from Naples, FL signed it Monday.
may not be from North Carolina but I believe that keeping the film industry
will bring jobs to the people of this state. This will also bring tourism which
will increase the economy. Keep North Carolina Film Incentives," Cecilia
of 7 p.m. Monday the petition had close to 8,000 signatures with a goal of
10,000. You can learn more about the petition and sign it here: http://bit.ly/1tUKtAL
is not the first petition drafted at keeping film incentives in North
petition was started by 15-year-old Van Bromley, who's parents are part of the
North Carolina film community, pleading with law makers to leave film
incentives alone. You can read that petition here: http://chn.ge/1kPR4ZM