Tesla Motors may put the skids on Nevada's fledgling film program.
At least that's the fear among film industry supporters who are unhappy about a plan to finance a generous tax package for Tesla, partly at the expense of funds for film and TV production.
A deal crafted by Gov. Brian Sandoval would offer more than $1 billion in incentives to attract a Tesla battery factory and an estimated 6,500 jobs to the state.
But to pay for the tax breaks for the Palo Alto automaker, Nevada would slash funding from its film program to $10 million, down from the current level of $80 million over four years, according to the deal announced last week by Sandoval and the Governor's...