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3-21 Tommy, does Louisiana need to change its approach to the film industry?

Mar 21, 2017|

Tommy talks to patrick Mulhearn, LFEA board member and Executive Director of Celtic Studios, about the state of the film industry in Louisiana.

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The film industry what we may have lost here in Louisiana and what Georgia. May have gained so with that we welcome in Patrick mulls her and member Louisiana film entertainment association board. An executive director of Celtic studios in Baton Rouge good morning pat. Aren't morning how you are. A belated happy saint Patrick's AG. Weren't they appreciate Ike could tell me what's going on in Georgia. And as this ship sailed in terms of the film industry here in Louisiana and we get it back. Little well Reid obviously currently news or just aren't. They're rolling everything kitchen sink yet. We're in the film industry but not just don't industrial and others are huge on economic development and what's in these are state budgeted operating lack or. On what we we certainly lost a lot in Europe saw yet days that George is a point about seven billion. Dollar economic impact on the dollar television industry and capture. Now is and let me interrupt for a second Patrick is at its story in front of me and I'm trying to figure that. Takes into account whatever film credits Georgie is offering to the industry. Yet that the way. Understand in the two week season every tax credit and debt they issue here is there any positive or lie. On that but as far as economic impact in the it felt that will let respectable. Economic barrio well it's spend a dollar some place backpack and an expected and that. So it and so they are saying at this point what's going honors seven so. That stuff I don't that it would be it would catch up and we you know again you all around and that's really key for a ride yeah it's really well. You know not just keeping our crews work and we're keeping these citizens that are kind of on me especially more. Cells restaurant right Winger Stu worst. It is great media network today. Let's take a break in the course hearings go get on the dot com there's a couple of idiots they're two shares it would impact. Yeah I industry crater we have had gone small. Talk. So what are you hearing. From Baton Rouge Tyler is in with a session coming up is there any. That the way the credit system is now voices Kris you can ask about your product W you know you you know you can't anybody make an investment. And and maybe you'll get the credit this year maybe you won't. Your source. Problem and so you know 2015. It is the cook political heat back in cap on and that's something that characteristics never tried it that simple that policy. That the state you can issue them limited number tax credit but only an honor certain year. In Akron Horry pipeline which we yet. It just completely you know the system when you don't know who it is an honor obligations so. They'll want you dozens of the state that does does. But that hears the name they could it was your cap and we had your app work on in the whole process of coming into you know. Putting your application in all going to proposed production going. Audit process and Yuba stating that over your long process so. You don't actually see things pick up to now has Ers were banking on. July 1 will be key captors away. The rest of the status to construct. And so. I am plywood evening go to Georgia and having guaranteed deals and maybe. Some topography that we can't offer well you know in terms of scenery and so forth why why would they even. Am trying to knock and using your of terrible deal why would even consider coming back. We'll of the witnesses not appeal right now if you could an application right now statement on. To honor witnessed July 1 twenty TD coming up so he died. Well that that's right on that on that date is an app on all nations. Saying and what you were to happen as well regarded program where he can. Just threw everything I have no we're not saying that that are spot in the industry here were saying you need to limit while he nick wanted. So it only one issue. Number hard and what what's in which he. Only an issue liberty and create your honor every issue that the leaders are permanently Hewitt. Work in California. And mergers. So it was so do you have any indication that the session that the this year's. Legislative session move revisit that in tainted. I think these you know even as critically important part important real tough critic. And make yet we will just completely got it backwards and anybody who watch what happens when Christina they had this little 212 o'clock and session and nobody knew they were passing. So I think that there's there's you know it's just really the fiscally response and do what about proposition. And process. So tell me what changed in Louisiana in terms of employment presuming it numbers and Rania Patrick or are aware of them. In terms of employment people who were working meaningful time in. In the film industry and are not now and businesses you know you would mean. Doctor crouch if you will kind of infraction. Widget it's so we that there were thirteen thousand job. When they passed essence when he. And we note that industry kind of Quaker to a point where I would assume you know about 80% and so a lot of those people or out or. Now say thirteen thousand that there are others numbers higher ups because of the impact that don't have gone over. And you know some people don't want. In Richard that there is no question that people coming to Louisiana. Because I don't work tell her on here and others there's dated back and it is high it's 50% of all people who come moral saw no work Tunisia and they wanna come here. So. And conducted registers. And yes. So you'll be in the business bureau. Collect information from people come through it might be worse comes in says no knowledge of you know currency you know the data at all think our war. And so they took even order as an act of all the survey. And that the Serbia and they responded fourteen point 5%. They've seen her homework in Asia that means I wanna come here so. But that's not likes apparently to the daily report. Online poll in that it voting humble computers to cities it you know that Tiger Stadium receded and we owe them. That is the real server X it is sheet and got its count an epic that he thought were eager area and other only. There's no question on the TDs on a huge impact on the course. Again how do you balance credits as far as new session goes with the budget problems of status at. Well that that's right. Again it's it's it's hard work and lead you can abolished the so courtroom completely. And all it was a 2%. Of the six point eight billion where server exemption exemptions budget so long gap in ways that would. It will be the negative consequences of options on ministry. Or those little credit a lot of people would be out of work. Now that would called even bigger problems. So you know again as what edit the current either immediately took all that money and I'm Irish route whatever. European today we have job and to graduate your other actions that it forced. Anything imminent public sector. Alone he's at that everybody. If you if your capacity about this war and so strong upkeep and chuck don't we you know dot com has a lot of nations. So legislators about and that is that the continent expected to sell one industry. Thank you appreciate you time that they can go.