This issue will be decided today. Tomorrow is to late. We need your immediate help. Let them know how much this means to you.
Please email the Senators below, right now, and ask them to:
PLEASE OPPOSE ANY AMENDMENTS TO REDUCE THE FUNDING IN THE LONG BILL FOR THE OFFICE OF FILM, TELEVISION AND MEDIA.
Colorado's Film and Television Rebate Program is a SUCCESS!!
The Film and Television Rebate Program brings revenue and jobs to rural Colorado! Don't hurt rural Colorado!
Since the passage of HB 1286 by Rep. Ferrandino/Rep. Massey in 2012, Colorado's film, television, and video game production has skyrocketed and the state/cities have collected significant sales tax as a result.
This is a REBATE PROGRAM, not a traditional incentive or "handout." In order to qualify for the 20% rebate, a production company must be approved in advance by the Economic Development Commission, employ at least a 50% Colorado workforce, file their taxes in Colorado, and have a Colorado CPA audit their production.
At the completion of the production, and after all of the prior qualifications have been met, then the company will receive 20% back of the amount they spent in Colorado.
In short, Colorado retains 80% of every dollar spent by these production companies, and their spending on each project averages millions for the Colorado economy.
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