"What they had in central costuming obviously didn't fit yours truly," the mayor said today while hosting a meeting at the Robinson Film Center.
There, Glover and local industry leaders were working to rally support for the film industry's tax credits. In specific, the infrastructure credit will lapse at the end of the year without intervention. Glover wants a special legislative session to be called before the end of 2008, which would specifically address the state's tax credit program. While the legislature could revisit the infrastructure credit in the spring, Glover and the group want to be proactive and keep the incentives going.
Keep them internationally competitive, keep them going, the gist is. Glover and the group head to Baton Rouge Wednesday to talk with anyone who will listen.
The Mayor's office is also organizing a Louisiana Film Summit – a meeting of the minds for the state's producers, crew, talent, businesses, etc. – for early August in Shreveport.
You'll learn a bit more in tomorrow's Times.
UPDATE 9:50 a.m. Tuesday: Here's the article.