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Movie tax credit helps bring the big film shoots to Cleveland

Source: News Net 5 Author: Carrie Nagorka CLEVELAND – Cleveland has seen its share of the spotlight recently. Several high-profile movies were filmed using Cleveland as a backdrop, including ‘The Avengers’ and ‘I, Alex Cross.’ There’s a reason for that. The state offered up a motion picture tax credit, which helped save film makers quite […]

Lawmakers cite Cleveland State study in call to double movie tax credit

Source: WKSU Author: Karen Kasler A major movie shot in Cleveland will be opening on May 4th. And like most of the movies shot in Ohio in the last three years, producers of “The Avengers” took advantage of the state’s film tax credit. Two Cleveland-area Republican state lawmakers say that tax credit program is going […]

Dovilla, Patton Aim to Lure Filmmakers to Ohio

Source: Strongsville Patch Author: Debbie Palmer State Rep. Mike Dovilla and State Sen. Tom Patton have introduced legislation to raise the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to $20 million per year in an effort to bring more filmmakers here. The credit “has a proven record of success” by “bringing productions to our state — providing more jobs, more […]

A film tax credit sequel for Ohio: editorial

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Build them a tax incentive, and they will come. Ohio did, and Hollywood responded. Now the state needs to up the ante on its movie tax credit to remain competitive and keep yielding good returns for taxpayers. Ohio was such an A-list location last year that the $10 million set aside […]

State Rep. Mike Dovilla Announces Renewed Commitment to Ohio Film Production

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced the introduction of legislation which will reauthorize and increase funding for the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to $20 million per year. “The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit has a proven record of success for the Greater Cleveland area and other Ohio cities by bringing productions to our […]

Legislation introduced to expand Ohio film credit

Source: WKYC COLUMBUS — Legislation has been introduced in Columbus that would increase funding for the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to $20 million per year. The goal is to bring more Hollywood film productions to Ohio. State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) introduced the legislation. “The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit has a proven record of success […]

Ohio Movie Mania: New proposal and economic study say bring on the films

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Author: Clint O’Connor CLEVELAND, Ohio — “Marvel’s The Avengers” hits movie theaters May 4 and is expected to rake in about $150 million on opening weekend. But the action movie’s greatest legacy for Cleveland, where parts of it were filmed last summer, is not how much money it makes but how […]

Tourism bill would promote Ohio as travel destination and encourage job growth

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Tourism promotion is a smart investment that brings a quantifiable return to Ohio; it creates jobs and generates tax dollars that support essential services in Greater Cleveland. Did you know that in 2011 the Buckeye state realized a return of $14 in state and local taxes for every $1 invested in […]

Statement of Representative Mike Dovilla Regarding the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit

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