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Sponsor Testimony Before House Ways and Means Committee – Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit

Tax credit that attracted movies to Ohio lives, dies in lawmakers’ hands

Source: Columbus Dispatch Author: Susannah Elliott Put into effect in the 2010 fiscal year, Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit has spurred several movie production companies to bring their projects to the state — according to a recent Cleveland State University study, 27 productions have taken advantage of the $30 million tax credit since its inception. The incentive, […]

Ohio Representative Mike Dovilla of Berea seeks immediate federal approval for Keystone XL Pipeline

Source: News Sun Author: Joanne DuMound BEREA — State Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-18, testified this week urging the federal government to immediately approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Dovilla of Berea testified before the House Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee on House Resolution 305, a measure he sponsors. “I am disappointed some people in Washington and […]

Mike Dovilla says tourism in Ohio accounts for 439,000 jobs as visitors spend $36 billion a year

Source: Plain Dealer Author: Joe Guillen The Ohio Department of Development was in Republican Gov. John Kasich’s crosshairs before he even was elected. Kasich has never been shy about ripping the department as a sluggish bureaucracy unable to keep pace with the modern business world. Since taking office last year, Kasich has worked to overhaul […]

18th District e-Newsletter – April 2012

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 […]

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