One of the questions was: "What will you do to continue the growth of the film industry in northwest
If you saw or listened to the forum, you'll remember this was the point when Bobby Jindal and Walter Boasso started getting mad about "the lies and the charges" and generally exciting blah, blah, blah.
The forum nearly turned into a debate -- which it should have been anyway -- but forum moderators restored order.
Below are transcripts of what the candidates said about the film industry. If you'd rather listen to the generally exciting blah, blah, blah -- good for you -- click here and then here and listen to both in full. (The argument spilled over two questions.)
For clarity's sake, I've parenthetically removed the generally exciting blah, blah, blah.
Frankly, I expected much sharper answers all around. Nonetheless, I was thrilled by the generally exciting blah, blah, blah.
QUESTION: What will you do to continue the growth of the film industry in northwest
BOBBY JINDAL: Look, the tax incentives have been great. I’m glad that a lot of the companies, the productions that have come up here aren’t here temporarily. They’re here permanently. We’ll continue to support that. (Argues with Boasso about previous question.) I think the legislature did a good job by providing incentives. It shows that when we level the playing field, we’ve gotten $900 million of movies, TV and commercial work. What we need to do now is to make sure that those incentives are tailored to encourage post-production work to bring the higher paying jobs. We’ve got sites like
WALTER BOASSO: I think the film industry has been very good for
JOHN GEORGES: The movie industry is a perfect example of the north and the south of this state working together, because it all began down at the