Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Senate committee to consider film bills today at 3 p.m.

Today, the Senate's Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee will consider entertainment industry bills, including Sen. Adley's SB245, which would boost the production credit from 25% to 30%.

The hearing begins at 3 p.m. and should last until 5:30 p.m. You can learn more here.

I don't know if I'll be able to follow the meeting on Twitter (a la Friday), so I urge you to follow www.twitter.com/louisianafilmTV. The state film office's Patrick Mulhearn did a great job of following last week's session, and he'll be there again today ... as long as his battery holds out!


Paul Belcher said...

Live video feed: http://www.legis.state.la.us/video/video.asp?roomid=9&mode=VIDEO

You need real player to watch

Alexandyr Kent said...

My basic feeling about today's committee hearing for SB 245? Lawmakers had some really good and pointed questions, and some really off-topic and uninformed questions. Though the bill passed favorably (7-3) from committee, I think the vote on the floor is going to be pretty tight. State's budget crisis is huge this year, and increasing the production incentive from 25% to 30% is not a slam dunk.