Last year film geeks and economic development geeks alike were really jazzed that the State of Wisconsin passed tax incentives to attract major motion picture production to our state.
Apparently the governor has now proposed the young program be axed from this year's budget.
Hopefully state legislators can keep it in.
I will have more of an opinion once I learn a bit more about what can be done, but straight up this sucks. Wisconsin's old industries are dying and we need to think out-of-the-box. Also, a year-old program should be allowed to have some breathing room. Especially with film. I mean a writer's strike crippled the industry for half of last year. Give it some time to grow.