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Cinema Co ____________________________________________________________________________
Bill Signing
July 1st, 2012 Bill Signing Day. Governor Hickenlooper signs the Film Incentive Bill, ©2012 Colorado Film & Video Association

2013 is here and C.I.N.E.M.A. is back!

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• get our PDF flyer about the event
• Information about the CINEMA Student Film Competition can be found here

Dear Fellow Colorado Media Industry Member and/or Supporter, 

2012 was an amazing year for the media industry in Colorado. We accomplished what many people said was impossible. We're on our way to rebuilding a once thriving industry; no easy feat!

Before we look forward, we need to look back and really take stock of what got done. We faced challenges in every possible front and united as an industry--we responded. The Colorado state legislature has heard an incentive pitch every year for nearly a decade and they were numb to the noise. We found a way to break through. We succeeded in letting them know that Colorado hosts an amazing media industry and given the right opportunities, we're poised for success.

Now we must continue to work for that success. We all knew we couldn’t undo 20 years of neglect and, in some cases, active discouragement overnight. Just as production didn’t immediately stop when incentives changed before, neither will it rebound overnight to the same level as two decades ago.  We’ve made great strides and the production queries continue to come. It is critical that we maintain our efforts to drive that interest.

is Colorado Innovators of New Entertainment Media and Arts. Its mission is promotion the value of Colorado's media idustry through statewide education and innovative opportunities. Here's how CINEMA will help.  We will continue our legislative efforts, and create public awareness for the industry and work with the state and regional film commissions to help attract production. We will again be aided by the amazing support of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. This year we will also be supported by our local news, television and radio outlets. We will develop programming options in conjunction with the various film commissions to drive awareness. We must work together to make this happen.

We need the support of everyone in the industry. It is imperative that we highlight the great work that is already underway.  We have to be sure our legislators know that we appreciate their support. And, most critically, we need monetary donations to pay for our lobbying services. Our 2012 support was amazing but we also had a number of people who felt their contribution didn’t matter. It does. We will be successful, but we will achieve that success faster if we all directly support our industry.

Coming up February 8, 2013 is the First Annual CINEMA Day Celebration at the History Colorado Center. An exciting event in the making. More informtion and buy tickets in advance, Tickets

Thank you for your help in making 2012 a landmark year for our industry and let's look forward to making 2013 even more amazing!

CINEMA Committee

All donation checks should be made payable to order of “CINEMA” and mailed to:
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Attention: Melissa Kuipers
410 Seventeenth Street,
Suite 2200,
Denver, CO 80202-4432

Or you can dontate through Colorado Film and Video Assocation and we will send every dollar you donate towards the


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• Get Tickets for the February 8, 2013 Celebration Tickets
• Information about the CINEMA Student Film Competition can be found here