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Are film tax credits cost effective?
Are film tax credits cost effective?

Tired of seeing Hollywood take its business elsewhere, California is moving to triple tax subsidies for film and TV productions, boosting incentives to $330 million annually and making the state competitive with New York, Georgia and other states that are courting the entertainment industry with ever-richer incentives. The action is widely seen as necessary to stop thousands of jobs from leaving Southern California, where most studios and production companies are based and would prefer to work if costs are roughly equivalent. Yet it comes amid growing national debate about the value of film tax breaks and whether they create new jobs, or merely shift work from one place to another....

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